Computer & Communication Industry Association

The Economic and Societal Value of Rich Interaction Applications

This report finds for every 10% increase in worldwide usage of Rich Interaction Applications (RIAs)— photo/video sharing, location sharing, payment and chat among individuals, groups and enterprises— global GDP increased by an average of US$ 5.6 trillion. This activity exceeded the economic benefits of telecommunications services in these same countries. The report further predicts that the innovation around new and existing RIAs will continue at breakneck pace, leading to uses we can’t yet imagine, as mobile broadband connections spread worldwide, combined with the decreasing cost of devices.

  • Digital Economy

Impacts of Canada’s Proposed Digital Service Tax on the United States

Canadian Bill C-59 would impose a digital services tax (DST) of 3% on revenues from online marketplaces, online advertising, social media, and user data services. The DST would disproportionately�...

  • Competition

Bundled Benefits of Retail Memberships in Mexico

The study evaluates retail membership bundles at Mexico’s leading four Big Box stores: Walmart Pass, Sam’s Club, Costco, and H-E-B Prime in Mexico, finding not only that bundling generates a Me...

  • Competition

The Cost of Various Antitrust and DMA-Related Litigation to State and Local Pension Plans –  State by State Aggregates

Various antitrust and DMA-related litigation against the five leading technology firms, Google, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and Apple (GAMMA), would increase operating costs for targeted GAMMA firms, ...

Reliable vs. Rapid: Seller Fulfilled Prime Reboot Underscores Evolving Consumer Expectations on Retail Shipping

Executive Summary The history of Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (“SFP”) provides strong evidence of the growing importance that consumers place on speed in retail shopping. Launched in 2015 ...