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Old 11.01.2021, 12:23
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Re: Have the Big Tech Giants got too much power ?

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Of even more concern than the actions of individual Big Tech organisations is their concerted action. This could happen even if they are broken up. Of course, you expect them to work together for the purposes of lobbying their home governments (say to ban foreign competition, attack foreign tax regimes etc.). However, as illustrated in the case of "Parler", Amazon, Google and Apple worked together to eliminate this source of competition. Considering that Apple and Google (Android) between control a significant majority of the smart phone market, any demonstration that they act together to further their common interests is especially worrying.
Amazon, Google, and Apple have ZERO competition with Parler.

If anything they all got value out of it (monetary at least), as Amazon was literally selling services, and Google/Apple distributed a means to access the service via an app.

Amazon actually loses money when they cut off Parler from AWS, and Google/Apple just said that the app does not conform to their standards. It's not even a paid app, so there is no discussion about fees and cuts and who gets what.

Your argument about competition is completely empty unfortunately.

And if you want to get on Parler, you don't need an app. Your browser can take you to the website, so if they find a place to host their service, you can go to your phone's browser and just visit the website. Google and Apple did not ban access to the service, they just stopped distributing the app which only one of the ways to access it.
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