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.
China is stepping in to the TikTok saga, and their approach seems justified; Microsoft should drop out. Then, how is Apple manufacturing its products in the time of COVID?
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.
The App Store is not one thing: it is installation, payments, and customer management; the further Apple gets from iOS, the worse its actions are for users and developers.
Qualcomm won its appeal against the FTC; most of the opinion’s narrow arguments make sense, but look differently when considered holistically.
Facebook’s earning highlighted the resiliency of its business, but also its vulnerability to Apple. It now appears that Apple is going after Facebook revenue directly.