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FAANGs for the memories: Breaking up big tech's biggest isn't a matter of if, but of when

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

ISTM that there are advantages and disadvantages to scale, disadvantages including an arthritic decision making process that can't cope with the everyday small stuff and increased external scrutiny, both from the public interest and from a stock-market that demands growth. There ought to be an optimum where they balance but in practice the disadvantages lag so businesses grow beyond the optimum. Perhaps it's time for governments to wield the public interest arguments, start to break up the bigger monopolies and look far more critically at mergers.

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