” “Big tech” companies like Google and Facebook are, in reality, the products of hundreds of mergers. Each root below represents a company acquired by a tech giant at a particular moment in its history. A vast majority of these acquisitions, funded by public markets, have received minimal media coverage and limited regulatory scrutiny. But that is changing, given new concerns about consolidation in the tech industries.
(Alphabet)270 Total Acquisitions171 Competitive 55 Conglomerate 44 Others
David Lindsay: Yes, yes, yes. We should break up Amazon, Facebook, Google, and California.
Seriously, Amazon should be forced to sell every company it forced to sell to itself, like Diapers.com, as reported in Bloomberg Businessweek.
It appears that the other two giants are also guilty of throwing their weight around.
BUARLH! Break Up And Regulate Like Hell!