Roundup: Will Amazon be broken up?
Read to the end for a strategy to stop smart glasses
Another big antitrust case dropped this week, as the Federal Trade Commission plans to take on Amazon’s monopolistic ecommerce platform. We’ll see how it all goes in the coming months (or years), but for now I’ve broken down what we know about the case so far.
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I also have a podcast I think you’re definitely going to want to listen to this week. On Tech Won’t Save Us, I spoke to LA Times technology columnist Brian Merchant about his new book Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech. It’s an essential read on the history of the Luddites and why so many people misunderstand who they were and what they thought about technology.
(The Apple Podcasts preview wouldn’t work, so here’s the Spotify one. Click Brian’s name for links to more platforms.)
Have a great week!
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