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.
Many of the board games we play today were originally created in the last century and they impart many interesting lessons about life.
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
McDonald's Canada has brought back its popular Monopoly game. A statistician explains the odds of winning the top prizes and how that compares to the odds we confront in everyday life.
New research into the economics of attention online casts doubt on the net’s role in fostering public debate, and raises concerns about the future of democracy.
The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
We need to make monopoly tech firms more open like the internet itself.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
Local news is in peril. Here's what can be done to save it.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
A law suit against Apple on antitrust grounds could force the company to open up its App Store. That could mean more exciting apps for consumers, but it could also make the system less secure.
The proposed Sky takeover is just the latest chapter in the Murdoch family saga which will see power shifting at the top of the empire.
As Facebook grows and grows, it either drowns out or buys up the competition.
An expert explains how Facebook's privacy issues are linked to a bigger problem – a 'hostile information architecture,' largely controlled by corporate interests.
Concerns that regulation could cement Facebook's market position don't account for the unique features of social media business models.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world -- and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
Facebook has become a key part of the world's infrastructure, not just another tech company. It's time to start treating it that way.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
Efforts to curb railroads' monopoly power in the 19th century hold lessons for 21st-century policymakers and internet giants alike.