Apple Maps is getting a reset; what is more encouraging is the company inviting competition. Then, Disney gets approval for its purchase of 21st Century Fox, and it raises questions about the entire process.
It is no surprise that a judge allowed the AT&T-Time Warner acquisition to proceed given the government’s poor case; the question is if a better case could have been made. What is ultimately needed, though, are new laws.
The DOJ is suing to block AT&T from acquiring Time Warner; the case is stronger than precedent might seem, because precedent is actually on the government’s side. Politics, though, loom large.
Uber’s disasters continue, but the Lyft partnership with Waymo has a chance to be existential.
Apple’s E-book case finally came to it’s likely end a few week’s ago; it’s worth reviewing what was at stake in light of recent news that Apple Music could face a similar investigation. Then, if Apple Music will do for musicians what the App Store did for developers, is that a good thing? Plus, why sites are bad and no one is at fault.
Good morning, It’s a Microsoft heavy day, ranging from the (relatively speaking) distant past, the present, and perhaps the future. On to the update: Remembering Microsoft’s Antitrust Trial Not. My. Week. Yesterday I wrote that the Microsoft antitrust case was in 1998; wanting to be sure I checked Wikipedia which to my surprise said 2001. […]
Good morning, In Tuesday’s Daily Update I wrote: The big problem for Uber is that they’re a private company: as I noted last week one advantage of an IPO is that it makes a company’s shares into a powerful tool for acquisitions. Uber, though, would need to pay cash. As Marc Andreessen pointed out on […]