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Ben Thompson 5h
Replying to @jimray
I think for people our age the fact that Microsoft was only 22 years old is kind of mind blowing, while Google still seems young
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Ben Thompson 14h
Replying to @NathanCHubbard
Nathan. Let’s ditch the whole scene.
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Ben Thompson 14h
Replying to @Gilohana
Yes, the filing that kicked off the full suit was actually a complaint that Microsoft didn’t abide by the consent decree. 1997 is widely hailed as the start date for the big one though (also, Google had a consent decree in 2011)
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Ben Thompson 14h
Replying to @thoshook @stratechery
That is why I didn’t say definitively either way and made clear that the veracity if they content wasn’t the point
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Ben Thompson 14h
1975: Microsoft founded ~22 years later~ 1997: US v Microsoft filed ———————————- 1998: Google founded ~22 years later~ 2020: US v Google filed *************************** Apparently being sued for antitrust is like graduating from college for tech companies.
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Stratechery Members 18h
10-20-2020 •More on iPhone •iPhone Naming •iPhone Pricing
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Ben Thompson 19h
Replying to @econosopher
Probably, and when I have a firm explanation as to why, I will give it. Presuming that I have an answer in mind and am hiding it, instead of the obvious answer that I don’t know and am still trying to figure it out, seems unfair.
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Ben Thompson 19h
Replying to @econosopher
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @jakemcgraw
No. That’s the point. This isn’t just a philosophical thing. It’s not workable or effective
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Dithering Oct 19
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
I think there is a differentiation possible which I laid out in the article!
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @hunterwalk
I think the challenge is that producing bullshit has a marginal cost of zero. Our ultimate way out is smarter consumers, and I believe in the young’uns!
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @hunterwalk
Well let’s consider the COVID example: if you followed the WHO recommendations you were wrong multiple times, often in directly contradictory ways!
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Anyone that knows anything about social media advertising knew it was a nothingburger. I said so at the time:
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @Bacnisme
🙏
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @hunterwalk
Those companies assume liability by publishing those stories. We should hold them to that
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @Bacnisme
that wasn’t the recommendation!
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @hunterwalk
who defines truthfulness?
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @ntaylor963
I avoided the topic for a long time for exactly that reason but last week convinced me that was a mistake
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Ben Thompson Oct 19
Replying to @ntaylor963
appreciate it
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