First, Do No Harm

As regulators look closer at acquisitions they should be extremely wary of unintended consequences. The current system works well for everyone, most of the time.

Portability and Interoperability

Data portability is friendly to consumers, but it has very little to do with encouraging competition, at least relative to interoperability.

The Google Squeeze Follow-up, Disney+ Launch, Instagram Influencer Follow-Up

Google’s approach to travel mirrors its approach to Shopping, which, correctly or not, was already ruled to be illegal in Europe. Then, Disney+ rolls out like a movie, and fails like a service. Plus, more on Instagram and influencers.

Tech and Antitrust

A review of the potential antitrust cases against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon suggests that only Google is vulnerable.

Pinterest S-1, Zoom S-1, The Enterprise-Consumer Flip-Flop

Pinterest’s S-1 shows why too much funding can be bad for startups, while Zoom’s S-1 shows the benefits the come from being great. That, by extension, is a result of the enterprise and consumer markets flip-flopping.