Brief windows & dangerous transitions: The Tipline for 9 September 2021

The initial iteration of the vertical merger guidelines survived 36 years – albeit of questionable relevance. The guidelines published in 2020 may hold more value, but they appear to be headed to the Federal Trade Commission’s shredders after just 442 days. That’s 259 days less than Instagram’s tenure as an independent company. Also in Tipline, a federal judge in New York has unsealed portions of the FTC’s Facebook complaint, revealing Mark Zuckerberg’s concerns as the social media plaform made the leap to mobile.

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