Should regulators be able to see the future, and a reminder that Aggregators are good for customers and suppliers. Then, Spotify starts selling demand, and potentially podcasts.
The Justice Department gets it right again with another lawsuit, this time against Visa’s acquisition of Plaid.
It appears that Vice President Biden will win, and that Republicans will hold the Senate, which is the best possible outcome for big tech. Plus, Prop 22 saves Uber, and also hurts it.
A response to a critique of Aggregation Theory, and a defense of debate on an Internet devoid of gatekeepers.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, and if it fails it gives a template for Congressional action.
Calling Facebook a monopoly in the antitrust sense doesn’t make any sense, because digital goods aren’t a zero-sum game. Facebook, though, is increasingly American in the way it operates.
What matters about the Congressional report on tech and antitrust is that it exists, not the specific details.
The story of Widgetsmith, why Apple doesn’t have to worry about curation, and why Google is happy to follow along.
What was interesting about Facebook’s iOS 14 announcement was not what it said about the IDFA, but what it didn’t say about Apple’s broader policies.
Apple is reverting to form, trying to control everything. It is also threatening all of Epic’s business, not simply Fortnite.