Electronic marketplace? (App store, Android market, Amazon, ...)
Just dropping an idea here.
Do we have anything about supporting the development of electronic marketplace in Europe, or at least with more important involvement of European companies, as well as government (e.g. regulation)?
By this I am thinking in application or content marketplaces such as App store, Android market, and so on. (Amazon ...)
I believe that these place are becoming increasingly (strategically) important because they represent spaces that are controlled (you have to conform to the acceptance of the marketplace). Besides, there are a lot of economic implications since these place capture a significant portion of the transaction (Apple App charge 30% from the transaction). The future of the publishing industry, and its "digital success" is also very dependent on how they deal with the operators.
Any idea if the European Commission could have something to say and to contribute in this domain and how?