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'Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation'
By Thom Holwerda, submitted by dungsaga on 2017-12-02 00:04:27

If the tech industry wants another wave of innovation to match the PC or the internet, Google and Facebook must be broken up, journalist and film producer Jonathan Taplin told an audience at University College London's Faculty of Law this week.

He was speaking at an event titled Crisis in Copyright Policy: How the digital monopolies have cornered culture and what it means for all of us, where he credited the clampers put on Bell then IBM for helping to create the PC industry and the internet.

There's quite a few other companies I'd add to those two.

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