Ep. 738: In Apple CCI Antitrusts

In August 2021, the Together We Fight Society (TWFS) filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging that Apple was abusing its dominant position in the app stores market. In a recent order, the CCI noted that the allegations merit further investigation and directed the Director-General to do so. In this episode, Rohan Seth joins Sapni GK and Prateek Waghre to discuss the details of the order.

Click here to listen to our podcast on the EPIC Games v/s Apple Lawsuit

Click here to view the CCI order

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Ep. 726: Digital Communication Networks and their Benefits

Over the last few years, a number of harms associated with Digital Communication Networks (DCNs) have been documented and extensively reported on. At the same time, we also need to update our understanding of the opportunities and benefits they enable to inform policy decisions about their governance. In this episode, Prateek Waghre and Sapni GK join Rohan Seth to discuss their discussion document on the benefits of DCNs.

Read our Discussion Document and Working Paper on this topic:

1. Governance of DCNs II: Opportunities and Benefits

2. Governance of DCNs I: Categorisation of Harms

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Ep. 650: Ethical Design Practice for Smartphone Financial Apps

Trading in stocks, funds, cryptocurrency and other financial assets has been made super easy by smartphone-based apps. A dark side to this ease of use is that many users can make trades without understanding the associated risks and can end up losing money. User interaction design of such apps plays a big part in the user experience.

Mihir Mahajan talks to Anirudh Tagat and Saksham Singh to understand these issues and how responsible design practice and a robust regulatory framework can help protect investors while not impeding the investing opportunities enabled by smartphone apps.

Anirudh Tagat is a research author at the Department of Economics, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai.

Saksham Singh is a researcher with the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University. He is also a part of India’s Behavioural Insights Unit at the NITI Aayog.

Further Readings:

Anirudh and Saksham’s article in BloombergQuint

Dark Patterns in User Experience

Vivek Kaul in Mint on regulating newer forms of investing

ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ಪ ನಗರ! Bengaluru: The Startup Capital.

Entrepreneurs Geetha Prabhu and Nikhil Jois join host Pavan Srinath to talk about startups, and how they’ve seen Bangalore becoming India’s startup capital with a thriving ecosystem. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IBqWL1Jkdbvi4LAJ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] 15-20 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ ಎಂಬ ಪದ ಬಳಕೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಇವತ್ತು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್-ಅಪ್ಪ್ ಗಳ ರಾಜಧಾನಿಯೇ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು, ಕೊಟ್ಯಾನ್ತರ ರೂಪಾಯಿಗಳನ್ನು ಹೂಡಿವೆ. ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಜನರು …

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