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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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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Editorial Market Competition Privacy Security

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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Apps Privacy Security

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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Anti-Trust App Stores Games

In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The Epic War to free the platforms

Disney recently added the musical Hamilton to its streaming service where millions of subscribers got to see the hit musical for the very first time. With many musicals, the story and the music stays with you long after you experience it. The Epic War to free the platforms is soon to overshadow the Hey email […]

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Anti-Trust App Stores Games

In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Apple and Google hold all the cards

It has certainly been an interesting year…so far. At Platform De.Central we have been focused on antitrust issues regarding platform power since day one. It is core to our mission – Work x Play without limits. Today we use our devices to be productive, creative and sometimes blowoff some steam with a good gaming session. […]

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Apps Privacy Security

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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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Devices Editorial Market Competition Privacy Security

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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Anti-Trust Market Competition Privacy

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 […]

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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Apps Market Competition Operating Systems

With iOS 14 you can now set default email and browser apps

Apple annual WWDC conference Keynote just finished and there is huge number of updates to new and existing products. iOS 14 One of our most anticipated upcoming features was the ability to set a 3rd party email and web browser as default in iOS. Today with iOS 14, that is now a reality. Let’s hope […]

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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Apps Games Market Competition

The Illusion of Platform Choice | Part 4

When you right about the tech industry, you also read other articles to learn about the perspective of fellow journalists. Tonight, I stumbled upon a piece by an Apple centric publication and after reading the article, it is no wonder they call themselves insiders. Unfortunately, this writer took an all or nothing approach to this […]