Payments company Stripe has hired Peter Barron, who previously led communications for Google across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as its head of communications. The Information reported in January that Shannon Brayton, the former chief marketing officer at LinkedIn, was joining Stripe in the same role. A spokesperson for Stripe said Brayton “didn’t end up joining,” but declined to...
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The Flaws in FTC’s Amazon Case
Talk about anticlimactic. We’ve been expecting today’s Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit against Amazon since the day commission chair Lina Khan was sworn into office in June 2021. After all, she rose to antitrust fame with her 2017 Yale Law Journal paper arguing that modern competition policy wasn’t equipped to deal with the threat Amazon posed. Yet despite the plentiful time for...
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