Re: It isn't a matter of making cell phones cost more
"...it is for the open market rather than the courts to decide what is a "fair" price for a product or service, inclusive of intangibles such as personal data."
Unless you are referring to the "open" market that is dominated by 2 players behind closed doors with NDAs, I'll have to disagree. Reality differs from vision. Just because a door is supposed to be open, doesn't mean someone didn't lock it. Comically but validly, my car keys prove that (is 'validly' a word?).
Anyhow, I agree with this...
"..."financially and creatively stagnated" the market for mobile internet and search."
In fact, I don't even see how anyone can argue that regardless of angels and devils. Googull's search is not what it used to be. Its top results always seem to be supplied by the same 15 sites. If you're shopping, you'll see the same 15. If you're not shopping, you'll see the same 15 of those. However, all 30 seem to run Googull Ads, go figure. Either way, it always feels like the same 15.
I've switched to duckduckgo for this very reason. While I do notice a few omissions of sites that seem useful with duckduckgo (I compare duckduckgo with Googull daily), I still prefer duckduckgo for the results that are omitted in Googull's search (which is A LOT).