How Durable Are Information Monopolies On The Internet? (via TechCrunch)

This is a thoughtful piece that examines how information flows and what monopolies give. Fairness is a complex issue in real world.

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Does the Internet tend towards natural monoplies? Columbia Law professor Tim Wu makes a strong argument that it does in an Op-Ed in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal. While there is plenty of diversity on the Internet and few barriers to setting up shop, he points out that category after category is dominated by a single firm: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Twitter, Apple, and eBay. Wu writes: The Internet has long been held up as a model for … Read More

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