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Anyone else remember the M$ antitrust lawsuit?

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- Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:25:38 EST ZbKQHcFk No.181047
File: 1574432738628.jpg -(748890B / 731.34KB, 1600x2024) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Anyone else remember the M$ antitrust lawsuit?
https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-apple-facebook-google-push-back-against-antitrust-concerns/

All I can think is that this is way worse than what Microsoft was doing, at least it's on a way, way, way bigger scale. You can get a smartphone with decent specs for $400. In the time of the M$ lawsuit, Windows 95 machines started at three times that, if you're talking about retail, and this was over 20 years ago. You can't remove Facebook, you can't remove YouTube, Chrome services are built into the OS, how is this not the same as Microsoft? How is it not worse?
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Nicholas Wenninghud - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:11:54 EST 8c32w9KN No.181049 Reply
>>181047
Yeah, Apple owns the store on their phone. There's no competition there. Play ball with them, or you don't get to make any money. This includes Apple getting a huge cut of any in app purchases. It might sound like capitalism as usual, but it's not when they shut down apps that compete with their own products for seemingly no other reason.

I guess you could say the iPhone has more legit competition than windows and ie did (even if it is only against 4 other companies), but I really don't understand the nuance of the law. In any case, Elizabeth Warren is interested in taking tech giants to task for this, in the US.
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Hugh Dickleshaw - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 13:58:15 EST hOnhqPKy No.181051 Reply
>You can't remove Facebook, you can't remove YouTube, Chrome services are built into the OS, how is this not the same as Microsoft? How is it not worse?

It's not specifically designed to snuff out a competitor like Netscape, for one.
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Ebenezer Toothood - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:34:18 EST g+vb2gyp No.181052 Reply
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>>181049
>It might sound like capitalism as usual, but it's not when they shut down apps that compete with their own products for seemingly no other reason.
Using your market share to remove competition is not unusual at all in capitalism.

>Elizabeth Warren is interested in taking tech giants to task for this, in the US.
Warren was a republican until the 90s, she has no intention of doing this, and if she did, she has shown no understanding as to where the political will for the existing situation comes from or how to fight it.
Even if she did get her way and "broke up" the tech giants, they'd just reform along the markets they can exploit rather than compete and race to the bottom.

They don't need to be broken up or regulated, they need to be nationalized and repurposed to serve the people rather than to reallocate wealth from the population to the shareholders.
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Shitting Pecklehood - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:52:56 EST 6QrNp7Wp No.181067 Reply
>>181052

A governmental majority share in critical infrastructure, businesses and industries at the very least.
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Polly Chillerkotch - Sun, 24 Nov 2019 04:37:43 EST hCAKuWBQ No.181090 Reply
>>181067
We used to have a maximum time a corporation can exist in the US.
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David Facklehood - Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:46:48 EST plbXxWGG No.181147 Reply
>>181047
>Anyone else remember the M$ antitrust

Then came windows n editions

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