Mar 13, 2019
(Apologies for the audio, had some issues on my end. Fixed for next time!)
"It’s time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook"
That’s how U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren began her explosive big tech takedown proposal on Medium on March 8.
"Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story — but also one that highlights why the government must break up monopolies and promote competitive markets."
Needless to say, it got a whole lot of attention, especially in the tech press. Since then, Warren, who has a long history of consumer advocacy, has expanded and elaborated on who she’s targeting and what she means, especially when it comes to Apple and the App Store.
Including in an interview that went live just last night, with my guest today, Editor-in-Chief of the Verge, Nilay Patel.