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The Big Four, VCs and start-ups

If the Big Tech companies get broken up and their powers to acquire get significantly curbed therefore, the whole ecosystem will need to change

Prosenjit Datta

The US justice department has sued Google for anti-competitive behaviour. Eleven states have joined the suit. This follows a year and a half of investigations against the Big Tech quartet — Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook — by the US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust and a 400-page report written by the majority staff of the Democratic lawmakers in the subcommittee. These are early days and over the next month and a half you can expect many more lawsuits — against Google and against the other three as well, as more states and other interested parties also file ...