Larry Page and Sergey Brin Step Down, Why Now?, Google Going Forward

Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s impact on Silicon Valley is incomparable; now, though, they are formalizing a departure that arguably happened years ago. Why now, and what should Alphabet and Google do next?

Portability and Interoperability

Data portability is friendly to consumers, but it has very little to do with encouraging competition, at least relative to interoperability.

The Google Squeeze Follow-up, Disney+ Launch, Instagram Influencer Follow-Up

Google’s approach to travel mirrors its approach to Shopping, which, correctly or not, was already ruled to be illegal in Europe. Then, Disney+ rolls out like a movie, and fails like a service. Plus, more on Instagram and influencers.

App Store Search, WeWork to Shelve IPO?, The Vision Fund Wobbles

The New York Times has a compelling expose of how Apple dominates App Store search. Then, WeWork may not IPO, although its CEO will be fine; the bigger question, though is about SoftBank’s Vision Fund.

Tech and Antitrust

A review of the potential antitrust cases against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon suggests that only Google is vulnerable.