The State of Technology at the End of 2018

The State of Technology, at least in the enterprise space, is strong; consumer tech is another story, and it is time to question the dominance of big companies like Google.

Apple App Store Follow-up, AWS ARM Servers, Intel’s Choice

More on Apple’s App Store monopoly, including why it’s different from Google and Steam, and far more egregious than other digital platforms. Then, Amazon announced ARM chips for AWS: what changed, and what does this mean for Intel.

Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple

Apple’s case before the Supreme Court is about standing; Apple has a strong case. That, though, doesn’t mean the App Store isn’t a monopoly — and that Apple isn’t increasingly predicated on rent-seeking.

Data Factories

Facebook and Google and other advertising businesses are data factories, and regulation will be most effective if it lets users look inside

New Alexa Devices, Amazon and the EU Commission

Why is Amazon selling more Alexa devices? More broadly, do the company’s house brands leave it susceptible to an antitrust challenge?

The European Commission Versus Android

Examining the history of Android explains why the European Commission may be right to fine Google for its actions around Android, even as the reasoning feels off.