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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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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-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 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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Anti-Competitive Anti-Trust Apps Editorial

In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Apple is the gatekeeper

Today Hey.com said that after it launched its Hey email service Apple threatened to remove their app from the Apple App Store unless they give Apple 15-30% of their revenue by adding in-app-purchase integration. This came a day after Apple touted its Apple Store and how it was responsible for facilitating $519 billion in 2019. […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Amazon faces EU antitrust case

When a firm holds too much market power in any sector, we then see these firms begin to abuse its power in order to stay on top and Amazon has been accused of just that. Now Amazon is facing a new EU antitrust case. We recently reported that Amazon had reportedly accessed 3rd party seller […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The Largest Wealth Transfer in Histroy

Welcome back to our editorial series In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths. Today Apple hit a new high in market value as many others keep climbing toward 2 Trillion and while on its face, it seems like a good thing, the problem lies in the question “at what cost?” What we are witnessing is […]

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Anti-Trust Market Competition

In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Elon Musk says it’s time to break up Amazon

Amazon is big, so big in fact that it is suppressing competition from smaller competitors. There has been louder and louder war drum beats to break up the Trillion Dollar Giants such as Amazon. We recently wrote about Amazon’s monopoly power and how they pillaged 3rd party seller data in order to undercut them with […]