Facebook clearly tried to eliminate competition by acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp, but it’s not clear they were successful, which is the question that matters in a case that is ultimately about politics and power.
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were in front of Congress again, while Apple reduced its App Store take for small developers.
What does it mean for tech if Trump wins? Then, catching up with MongoDB, and an interview with Dev Ittycheria, the company’s CEO.
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.
Congressional tech hearings are becoming more compelling with time, as tech companies run the risk of making not just economic enemies but political ones.
The dispute between Facebook and the Ad Observatory are just as emblematic of the trade-offs between privacy and social responsibility as Clearview AI.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google is appropriately narrow, and if it fails it gives a template for Congressional action.
Twitter went too far last week for reasons that go back to 2016 and the unfair blaming of tech for media’s mistakes.
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.