Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted


38 bookmarks. First posted by oismail91 15 days ago.


Why should we break up big tech? Not because the Four are evil and we’re good. It’s because we understand that the only way to ensure competition is to sometimes cut the tops off trees, just as we did with railroads and Ma Bell. This isn’t an indictment of the Four, or retribution, but recognition that a key part of a healthy economic cycle is pruning firms when they become invasive, cause premature death, and won’t let other firms emerge. The breakup of big tech should and will happen, because we’re capitalists. It’s time.
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5 days ago by christopherming
Disruptors in hoodies and jeans.
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10 days ago by topgold
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.…
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10 days ago by johnrclark
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11 days ago by briantrice
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.…
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11 days ago by dylan
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.
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12 days ago by josephaleo
Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted
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12 days ago by Gleonhard
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google. via Pocket
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12 days ago by archizoo
Silicon Valley’s tax-avoiding, job-killing, soul-sucking machine (cmts )
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12 days ago by rukku
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.…
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13 days ago by kohlmannj
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.
13 days ago by marshallk
Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded age. The only logical conclusion? We must bust up big tech.
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13 days ago by jorgebarba
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14 days ago by celine
The benefits of big tech have accrued for me on another level as well. In my investment portfolio, the appreciation of Amazon and Apple stock restored economic security to my household after being run over in the Great Recession. Finally, Amazon is now the largest recruiter of students from the brand-strategy and digital-marketing courses I teach at NYU Stern School of Business. These firms have been great partners, clients, investments, and recruiters. And the sum of two decades of experience with, and study of, these companies leads me to a singular conclusion: It’s time to break up big tech.
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14 days ago by dancall
Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded age. The only logical conclusion? We must bust up big tech.
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14 days ago by PieroRivizzigno
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.
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15 days ago by Goldmanjordan
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15 days ago by craniac
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google. via Pocket
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15 days ago by michaelkpate
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google. via Pocket
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15 days ago by jburkunk
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google. via Pocket
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15 days ago by cthorpe
If you're looking for a "tech-lash" piece, here it is: https://t.co/M5uPzohf2x @esquire a takedown of @facebook @google @apple @amazon by @profgalloway…
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15 days ago by mathewi
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google.…
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15 days ago by ericaheinz
I’ve benefited enormously from big tech. Prophet, the consulting firm I cofounded in 1992, helped companies navigate a new landscape being reshaped by Google. via Pocket
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15 days ago by drewcaldwell
Facebook and Google are kind of a big deal. This is nuts

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15 days ago by oismail91