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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 14, 2018, 02:21:10 AM »
Wait! What? Walmart customers can read? Who knew?  :o

(Just kidding.)

Watch it, you young whipper-snapper! I'll have you know, sonny-boy, that I've read a LOT of books and I do a fair amount of shopping at that there local Walmarts. Me and my pappy and my grandpappy before that. But I am smart enough to know not to buy books at Walmarts. Heck, we don't even order a lot of food to be shipped via walmarts website anymore. We tend to get stuff from their distribution center that is much closer to the expiration date than at the local store.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Call to Break Up Amazon and Other Tech Companies
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 14, 2018, 02:17:56 AM »

If that’s true, a classical antitrust breakup (as some have suggested) would seem like the only option. The best example is the breakup of AT&T, which saw the telecom giant’s local phone business split into “baby bells,” each bound by serious geographical and regulatory restrictions. It’s the classic example of how to cut a giant company into smaller companies without disrupting service.'

To read the article in full use the link on the original posting

But just how do you do that? Facebook has bought out so many start-ups that would have eventually siphoned money away from them. Everything is integrated so well. With ATT, there were clear cut boundaries up and down the supply chain and by geography. How do you do so with Facebook when they are literally everywhere and everything within them is completely integrated?
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 10, 2018, 02:42:35 PM »
<smile>
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My thoughts are exactly as the writer of the article states:
Facebook: The Starfish

'In some ways, Facebook is the most urgent case. It’s inescapable, opaque, and it wields immense power over the fundamental functions of our society. More than any other tech giant, Facebook’s power feels like an immediate threat and the most plausible first target for congressional action. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has already laid out 20 different measures that would rein in Facebook and other tech giants, ranging from GDPR-style data portability requirements to more carveouts of Section 230.

But while Warner’s measures focus on nudging Facebook toward more responsible behavior, a growing number of critics see the problem as Facebook itself. It may be that a social network with more than 2 billion users is simply too big to be managed responsibly, and no amount of moderators or regulators will be able to meaningfully rein the company in. For those critics, social networks are a natural monopoly, and no amount of portability requirements will ever produce a meaningful competitor to Facebook or a meaningful check on its power.

If that’s true, a classical antitrust breakup (as some have suggested) would seem like the only option. The best example is the breakup of AT&T, which saw the telecom giant’s local phone business split into “baby bells,” each bound by serious geographical and regulatory restrictions. It’s the classic example of how to cut a giant company into smaller companies without disrupting service.'

To read the article in full use the link on the original posting
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* Amazon Central / Re: Sales Showing .00 ? Here's the workaround
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 10, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »
Nyuck Nyuck
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* Amazon Central / Re: Sales Showing .00 ? Here's the workaround
« Last post by springintoscooters on September 08, 2018, 10:59:34 AM »
Or sell better merchandise.  :P
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I saw it coming. And someday it will be necessary.
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by springintoscooters on September 08, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
Wait! What? Walmart customers can read? Who knew?  :o

(Just kidding.)
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* E-commerce In The News / Re: Wal-Mart and eBooks/audio books
« Last post by Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 07, 2018, 10:55:05 AM »
That's so funny!
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* E-commerce In The News / Call to Break Up Amazon and Other Tech Companies
« Last post by uncleleroy on September 06, 2018, 11:20:22 PM »
I thought this was a decent read, although a lot of it I already knew.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/5/17805162/monopoly-antitrust-regulation-google-amazon-uber-facebook

Imagine if Amazon were to get broken up like Standard Oil.
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