Here’s how the Big Tech breakup should go down
The US House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee released its findings last week after a year-and-a-half-long investigation of Big Tech companies Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Last week’s subcommittee report has made a number of recommendations, including a) strengthening antitrust laws, which were last updated in the 1970s and do not reflect the current reality of digital monopolies, b) additional oversight from the FTC over mergers and acquisitions by the big tech companies, and c) breaking up some of the big tech companies into parts to encourage competition. Here’s how a best case Big Tech breakup would look:Apple should be broken up, so its hardware and OS division is separate from its app store. Breaking up Big Tech, however, doesn’t mean there will automatically be a wider distribution of wealth. He was co-creator of Tap Fish, one of the first successful games on the Apple App Store.