Reply to post: Just as the Feds started to move on Amazon, Google, FB and Apple over antitrust.

Amazon-like megacorps dominating various online sectors could become norm for pandemic-stricken planet

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Just as the Feds started to move on Amazon, Google, FB and Apple over antitrust.

The House of Representatives released a roughly 450-page report on the findings of their investigation of these companies, and there is some conjecture that we will now start to see things like:

1) FB spinning off Instagram and WhatsApp to create more social media competition

2) Google making some concessions on search

3) Apple relaxing its Apple Store monopoly (Just as it seems that Google wants to move to the Apple 30% "house rake" model)

4) Amazon making concessions to third-party resellers who use the Amazon platform.

I'll believe it when I see it, but the report is out there, so you might actually see something done to reduce these firm's monopoly power in specific areas.

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