18 Jan 2018

In beta, episode 8: should the tech giants of Silicon Valley be broken up?

In 1982, the Bell telecommunications monopoly in the US was broken up after a landmark antitrust suit, ushering in a wave of innovation in telecommunications.

Today, companies like Alphabet and Facebook are capturing an unprecedented – and increasing – share of the world’s attention. Should we be thinking about breaking them up, too? In episode 8 of In beta, GPD’s Charles Bradley discusses this question with Gene Kimmelman of Public Knowledge.

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