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Amazon’s ‘secret pricing scheme’ revealed in new documents

The US Federal Trade Commission has published previously redacted information detailing why it’s suing Amazon. New documents detail a secret algorithm codenamed “Project Nessie”, which allegedly leveraged deceptive practices to boost consumer prices by more than $1 billion – including deliberately making Amazon search worse. Chairman Jeff Bezos reportedly approved this strategy. Why we care. If …

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7 must-see Google Search ranking documents in antitrust trial exhibits

The U.S. Department of Justice has released several new trial exhibits – including internal Google presentations, documents and emails related to ranking. Here are seven that specifically discuss elements of Google Search ranking: 1. Life of a Click (user-interaction) This is a heavily redacted PowerPoint presentation put together by Google’s Eric Lehman – and like …

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