"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." -President George W BushAnti-monopoly enforcement has seen a significant shift since the 1970s. Where the Department of...
Basecamp’s new paid email service, HEY, has been making headlines recently in a very public fight with Apple over their App Store terms of service. Just as the service was launching, the HEY developers found the new release of the app—which included important security fixes—was held up over a...
In America, we hope that businesses will grow by inventing amazing things that people love – rather than through deep-pocketed catch-and-kill programs in which every competitor is bought and tamed before it can grow to become a threat. We want vibrant, competitive, innovative markets where...
Before there was Big Tech, there was "adversarial interoperability": when someone decides to compete with a dominant company by creating a product or service that "interoperates" (works with) its offerings.In tech, "network effects" can be a powerful force to maintain market dominance: if everyone...
Everyone in the tech world claims to love interoperability—the technical ability to plug one product or service into another product or service—but interoperability covers a lot of territory, and depending on what's meant by interoperability, it can do a lot, a little, or nothing at all to protect...
Tim Wu rebuts Zuck's reasons for exempting Facebook from antitrust enforcement
Lessons from Microsoft's antitrust adventure for today's Big Tech giants
A review of the potential antitrust cases against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon suggests that only Google is vulnerable.
Het kabinet vindt een blijvende dominante positie van digitale platforms onwenselijk. Dat belemmert de toetreding van nieuwe bedrijven en beperkt de online keuzevrijheid van consumenten en ondernemers. Staatssecretaris Mona Keijzer (Economische Zaken en Klimaat) stelt daarom vandaag in een beleidsbrief aan de Tweede Kamer drie maatregelen voor om in te kunnen grijpen bij deze mededingingsproblematiek.
Pulling apart the social network could keep the EU busy in court for a decade, says Margrethe Vestager.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s No.
The Antitrust Case Against Facebook: a turning point in the debate over Big Tech and monopoly
Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech's monopoly
Senator Warren’s proposal about how to regulate tech is wrong about history, the source of tech giant’s power, and the fundamental nature of technology itself. That doesn’t mean t…
Elizabeth Warren reveals her plan to break up Big Tech
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the creation of a new task force to monitor competition in technology markets. Given the inadequacies of federal antitrust enforcement over the past generation, we welcome the new task force and reiterate our suggestions for how regulators can...
The format didn’t let MEPs question the Facebook boss too deeply – but there were worries over its monopoly
The upside of big tech is Russia vs Telegram, but the downside is Cloudflare vs SESTA
The dominance of Google, Facebook and Amazon is bad for consumers and competition
Which antitrust remedies to welcome, which to fight
Banning these tech giants from buying any more companies would prevent them from entrenching their monopoly position – and help protect our freedom
Facebook is acquiring tbh, another burgeoning social network; regulators erred in allowing the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, but there is no better place to start enforcing the law than now.
Tech giants like Google and Facebook are facing new government scrutiny, after years of enjoying a hands-off approach from legislators and regulators.
Amazon is the poster child for everything wrong with post-Reagan anti-trust enforcement
With Amazon on the rise and a business tycoon in the White House, can a new generation of Democrats return the party to its trust-busting roots?
Het huidige mededingingsrecht volstaat nauwelijks om nieuwe monopolies dankzij datastromen te bestrijden.
Telecomwaakhond ACM heeft een marktstudie uitgevoerd naar de invloed van alles-in-één-pakketten op de concurrentie op de telecommarkt. De organisatie concludeert dat er nog voldoende concurrentie is, maar dat kleine aanbieders niet mogen verdwijnen.
Google is a monopoly, and almost certainly a bad actor: shopping, though, is a terrible example that shows how regulators can go wrong.
The European commission sanction against Facebook will do little to deter it from harvesting ever more our private data
Facebook gave one of the worst keynotes in a long time: there was no vision, just the adoption of Snap’s. It’s the inevitable outcome of a monopoly.
Google is in hot water again, this time for ads placed against objectionable content. However, ad agencies and brands are just as responsible, and can no longer live in the past.
Facebook has long had too much power, but Mark Zuckerberg’s expressed willingness to use said power for political ends means it’s time to consider countermeasures.
Claims that Russia is behind the political shocks of 2016 ignore the corrupting influence of digital capitalism
Een Russische antitrustwaakhond vindt dat Google snel moet stoppen met machtsmisbruik in het land.
Facebook is in trouble with the media again, guilty of stupidity by apathy. Still, the media itself hasn't exactly caught up with the reality of the Internet.
Elizabeth Warren on monopolies in America, including Apple, Google, and Amazon