[Bloomberg] BigDataFr recommends: Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

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BigDataFr recommends: Should America’s Tech Giants Be Broken Up?

  • […]  Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook may be contributing to the U.S. economy’s most persistent ailments.

As a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, Jonathan Taplin isn’t your typical academic. Lately, though, he’s been busy writing somber tomes about market shares, monopolies, and online platforms. His conclusion: Amazon.com, Facebook, and Google have become too big and too powerful and, if not stopped, may need to be broken up.

Crazy? Maybe not. Taplin, 70, author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy, knows digital media, having run the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. […]

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By Paula Dwyer
Source: bloomberg.com

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