A number of legal cases were brought forward by regulators this year, in a bid to hold major tech companies accountable.
Ayn Rand compares entrepreneurs to Atlas, the Greek god who holds up the world.
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Tech companies’ use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
Mark Zuckerberg’s own words are key evidence in the FTC lawsuit against Facebook.
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While relying on internal documents can be controversial, Zuckerberg’s emails are so detailed and specific that they’re impossible to ignore.
Big tech giants have become not just omnipresent but omnipowerful. Will their might be reined in in 2021?
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Tech giants are not just surviving the pandemic; they’re thriving. In 2021 and in the post-pandemic era, anti-trust regulations in tech must be revamped.
Apple devices drive over half of all Google search traffic.
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Google pays Apple to make its search engine the default on its devices, but the iPhone maker actually has more market power in the relationship.
It’s the biggest monopolisation case since a 1998 lawsuit against Microsoft. But it may be several years before a settlement of any kind is reached.
The lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James and 13 colleagues was the last roadblock to the merger.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint merger is the latest example of weakened enforcement of antitrust laws, which reduces competition and exacerbates already-record levels of inequality.
Mark Zuckerberg has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC.
Mark Zuckerberg’s recent meetings with US lawmakers suggests his company is worried about the growing number of investigations, regulations and fines it faces.
Before taking on tech giants, shatter a few misconceptions.
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Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech’s growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
Immersion in the development strategy and digestive system of Amazon, the online ogre that prioritises growth at all costs.
US President Donald Trump thinks the fine is political – but it’s just a different way of doing business.
Amazon founder Jeff Besos.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world – and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren’t direct competitors, yet Amazon’s huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.