Internet Platform Competition and Market Convergence

April 18, 2012

How does competition work in the mobile Internet economy? Traditional anti-trust analysis stove-pipes the players in this dynamic ecosystem in a way that fails to capture the complex interplay of networks, apps, handsets, services, and content. Jonathan Sallet has developed an analysis that more fully portrays competition and cooperation in our new world, the "value circle" concept. Sallet shows that the enablers of mobile apps play multiple roles, often acting as both users and suppliers of services. This insight leads to a more sophisticated understanding of market concentration and innovation opportunities.

A lively discussion of competition in the mobile Internet with Jonathan Sallet, a partner in the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLC, Richard Bennett, Senior Research Fellow of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, and Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar at Georgetown University's Center for Business and Public Policy.