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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The Antitrust lawsuit against Google

Recently the House Judiciary Committee released its antitrust report on Amazon, Apple Google and Facebook called Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets. The 449-page report detailed how these companies bought competitors, preference their own services and wielded too much power over the other competitors that used their platforms. Now the US Department of Justice has […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The mighty will fall

Today the House Judiciary Committee released its antitrust report on Amazon, Apple Google and Facebook called Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets. The 449-page report detailed how these companies bought competitors, preference their own services and wielded too much power over the other competitors that used their platforms. The report opened with a recap of […]

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How to set a default web browser on iOS14

The freedom to choose seems like something we take for granted (at least in the U.S.), that’s why Apple’s artificial boundaries seem so egregious. While there are a few work arounds to have your email app and a few others, open your browser of choice, you may still find yourself hitting a link and suddenly […]

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Oracle to partner with Bytedance, parent of TikTok

The continued drama over TikTok has seen first Microsoft, then Twitter, then Oracle, then Walmart and Microsoft, then Triller all vying for one of the world’s most popular social apps. With the 45-day deadline closing, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Bytedance has selected a suitor.

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Twitter may have entered the ring in a deal to acquire TikTok

With the drama over TikTok has reaching new heights, another contender may have entered the ring with Microsoft. With the 45-day deadline closing where U.S. companies will no longer be able to do transactions with not only Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok, the pressure is certainly on. There are many angles to this story, […]

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Microsoft may acquire entire TikTok business from ByteDance

The drama over TikTok has reached a new and important milestone. The President of the United States has set a 45 day deadline where U.S. companies will no longer be able to do transactions with not only Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok but Tencent as well. There are many angles to this story, each […]

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Microsoft may acquire US part of TikTok from Bytedance

It’s no secret that because TikTok is a Chinese owned company, it has received a huge amount of scrutiny from US lawmakers concerned about mass-surveillance. Could an acquisition by a trusted American company like Microsoft help TikTok achieve more success? Today market watcher Charlie Gasparino tweeted “SCOOP: Investment banking sources say Trump Administration through #CFIUS […]

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Mozilla VPN is out of beta

Mozilla rolls out its new VPN, once known as Firefox Private Network, now will be known henceforth at Mozilla VPN. Mozilla says the move out of the Firefox Private Network brand to become a stand-alone product, Mozilla VPN, is to serve a larger audience.” We can speculate that the branding change is due to serving […]

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Scrutiny of Google acquisition of Fitbit grows

Fitbit is perhaps the most well-known wearable brand in the world today and has long been a kind of neutral party when it came to platform owners such Apple, Microsoft & Google. Google announced recently that it is spending $2.1 billion to acquire Fitbit. Now according to New York Post, The DOJ has ramped up […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Apple and Google work to maintain their mobile duopoly

The Competition and Markets Authority in the UK are now scrutinizing a deal between Apple and Google that affects user’s privacy and choice on iPhone and iPad devices. In a new study called “Online platforms and digital advertising market study, ” the UK’s Competition and Market’s Authority (CMA) found that “competition is not working well […]