The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
Facebook and Twitter ban Trump; Apple, Google, and Amazon ban Parler; this wasn’t an ideal solution, but it was a uniquely American one.
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.
The story of Widgetsmith, why Apple doesn’t have to worry about curation, and why Google is happy to follow along.
New Executive Orders may block TikTok and WeChat from App Stores: how will Apple respond, and what is the human cost?
How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.
India is banning Chinese apps, in a reminder that nations still matter; China knows the more than anyone. Then, why centralized App Stores make this easier, and why Reddit is a reminder that infrastructure matters.
The real antitrust concern is with potential constraints on ambient computing. Then, Google has its own Services Narrative, and Netflix’s earnings should be viewed with concern.
Tinder is moving away from Google Play Store’s payment system, which makes sense given the app’s pricing power. Then, how the app store tax warps costs, and why Apple may not see much upside from getting into modems.