Can the FTC block technology mergers based on future market predictions?  

In Politics by Michael Rae

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) bid to block Meta Platforms, Inc. from acquiring Within, designers of the virtual reality fitness app Supernatural, began in a San Jose court on Dec. 8. The three-week hearing is expected to test the FTC’s argument that potential future concentration in the still-developing market for virtual reality fitness applications is enough to stall the merger of Meta and Within.  

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Lina Khan, tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the agency last year, hopes to preside over the most significant change of course for U.S. antitrust policy in decades. She and others belonging