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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Editorial Market Competition Privacy Security

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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Devices

Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, Chromecast and Next Audio announced

Google has announced a number of new devices it is refreshing and some new ones today. September has been a big new hardware month for many of tech’s biggest brands, check out all the news and photos below.

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Devices

Google event set for the end of the month, rumor roundup

Google has a number of new devices it is refreshing and some new ones it is unveiling. September is shaping up to be a big new hardware month, join us below for a roundup of all the hardware to be in the event at the end of the month.

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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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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-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 […]

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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust App Stores Market Competition

In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The time has come to examine the nature of app stores

With Apple in the Antitrust hotseat, Microsoft’s President Brad Smith calling fora conversation abou the nature of App Stores, while not calling out Apple specifically. It’s no secret by now to our regular readers, Apple created the modern App Store model, Google copied it and together they have laid waste to other mobile platforms such […]

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Gaming Gaming Gear

Google cuts the price of Stadia starter kit to just $99

Google looks to be making a permanent cut to its Stadia Premiere starter pack which normally sells for $129. The Stadia Premiere starter package is now just $100, but that $30 price cut does not come without a tradeoff and that trade off looks like the loss of the 3-months of Stadia Pro. While you […]