In Attacking Apple, the Department of Justice Fails to Grasp the Essence of Progress

Those who look forward to Apple (yet again) redefining the technological horizon, like it did with the iPhone, may need to temper their expectations. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken an ill-conceived step with an antitrust lawsuit that, if successful, threatens to transform Apple from an industry maverick into just another phone maker. [...]

Open App Markets Act: A Misguided Approach That Could Stifle America

Rumor has it the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) could make a comeback in Congress. Its supporters posit that large tech companies, such as Apple and Alphabet, are throttling competition and innovation. Yet these arguments run contrary to objective evidence. And the stakes are high—not only does OAMA-like legislation risk undoing Congressional efforts to address [...]

When It Comes to Big Tech, Regulatory Ambition Ignores Consumers’ Choices

In the halls of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and across the Atlantic in the chambers of the European Commission (EC), not to mention within the borders of Florida and Texas, government officials seem to believe they are better suited than market forces to shape the futures of successful tech platforms like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, [...]

Google’s Antitrust Trial Is a Misguided Crusade Threatening Innovation and Consumer Choice

In the age of technological innovation, the Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Google, now on trial, appears to be a misguided attempt to have lawyers reshape the digital landscape. The government asserts that this case is about the “future of the internet and whether Google will ever face meaningful competition,” and while the concern [...]

Small Businesses Should Be Wary of a Breakup of Google

Small businesses may be causalities in Europe’s war against Google, and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is rooting for Europe. Digital marketing is an important contributor to small business success. Digital marketing’s micro-targeting, ad performance tracking, low-cost experimentation, and quickly adaptable ads and budgets have allowed small businesses to expand and enter new markets. [...]