An argument against Big Tech being so big
Nov 13, 2018

An argument against Big Tech being so big

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Part of the reason there's a backlash against Big Tech these days is because some of these companies are so big. They're big in terms of users (see: Facebook's 2 billion plus), big in valuation (Amazon and Apple have both topped a trillion dollars) and big in market share (more than 90 percent of all web searches happen on Google). The United States is taking baby steps toward possible regulation. Europe is taking more like Paul Bunyan-sized steps. But critics like Tim Wu argue these companies should have been slowed down long ago. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood talks with Wu, author of the new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age." (11/13/18)

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An argument against Big Tech being so big

Nov 13, 2018
A former senior advisor to the FTC makes the case.
An Apple laptop sits on a podium with the Google logo during a Google special event in 2010 in San Francisco.
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Part of the reason there’s a backlash against Big Tech these days is because some of these companies are so big. They’re big in terms of users (see: Facebook’s 2 billion plus), big in valuation (Amazon and Apple have both topped a trillion dollars) and big in market share (more than 90 percent of all web searches happen on Google). The United States is taking baby steps toward possible regulation. Europe is taking more like Paul Bunyan-sized steps. But critics like Tim Wu argue these companies should have been slowed down long ago. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood talks with Wu, author of the new book, “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age.” (11/13/18)

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