"Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped?" that I realized the author must be the same one who wrote "Is It Time to Break Up Google?" back in the New York Times last April. Indeed, the writer of both is Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. I found that first essay sort of odd because I really didn't discover a strong argument for government action. Oh, Taplin made some assertions and declarations such as "It is impossible to deny that Facebook, Google and Amazon have stymied innovation on a broad scale" and that we need to stop "pretending that unfettered monoliths don’t inflict damage on our privacy and democracy."
2015 decision to subject internet service providers (ISPs) to Title II regulations. Here are some examples of the economic backlash:
announced this week that it was opening a new data storage center in Guizhou, a province in southwest China. The move was in response to strict new rules (both sweeping and vague) in China’s newly enacted cybersecurity law. Under the law, companies must store Chinese citizens’ data in China and agree to other onerous and potentially anti-competitive restrictions (see below). The point made here is that Apple’s knuckling under is just another step in a slow but steady drive by Beijing to implement its Made in China 2025 program that aims to replace foreign technology companies and capabilities — often American — with Chinese alternatives. A top priority for the Trump administration — no matter how relations with China work out on North Korea — should be to address with dispatch China’s relentless, market-closing strategy, particularly in the information and communications technology sectors that underpin internet-related goods and services.