Reply to post: Never going to happen.

'Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation again'

Jonathan Schwatrz

Never going to happen.

For the simple reason that Google et al are American companies, and if they got broken up it would mean the US would lose real dominance of the Internet. Sure, different Whitehouse administrations may throw the odd grumble in their direction, but they'd be terrified that breaking up a company like Google would give a chance to foreign companies - do you think the NSA/FBI/DEA/CIA would be happier with Baidu in Google's place?

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