IN 2010, while I was pushing to break up big banks because they had become too powerful, I started to realize that the problem in America wasnt just big banks, it was corporate monopolies. But it was hard to find a strong contemporary voice writing about it or thinking about it, without going back a few generations.Then I found Barry C. Lynn and the Open Markets team at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. They were doing deep investigations into the agriculture industry, looking at Monsanto and Tyson, and they were looking into how big companies privatize courts through arbitration. They were also looking at a troubling new feature of our digital economy the great power wielded by a handful of tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google. The Open Markets team was grounded not only in critique, but solutions: showing how old antitrust laws and principles could address the political and economic distortions caused by monopolies in our turbulent era.
An outspoken critic of Google has been fired from a US think tank that gets most of its funding from the search giant.The New America Foundation sacked Barry Lynn for “imperilling the institution”, reports the New York Times.At the foundation, Mr Lynn headed the Open Markets group that welcomed efforts to rein in technology giants.But the think tank said it had fired Mr Lynn for flouting its rules on openness and “institutional collegiality”.Google said it funded many groups and respected each one’s independence even when it disagreed with what they said.
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Nu ikväll gick inbjudningarna ut till Apples keynote den 12 september. Därmed är datumet bekräftat.
Apples keynote hålls nu för första gången i the Steve Jobs Theatre, Apple Park.
Kreml bekräftar nu att det fanns kontakter, eller försök till kontakter med Donald Trumps kampanjstab mitt under Trumps presidentvalskampanj i mitten av januari 2016.
Donald Trumps advokat, Michael Cohen, skickade ett mail till Kremls Dmitry Peskov och bad om hjälp med att driva ett fastighetsprojekt framåt. Mailet för delades aldrig vidare till president Putin, säger Peskov därför att det inte ingick i hans arbetsuppgifter och brevet besvarades heller aldrig uppger Kreml.
I confirm that among a number of emails one from Mr. Michael Cohen came to us. This indeed happened, said Dmitry Peskov, a personal spokesman for Putin, during a telephone briefing with Russian and foreign journalists. But as far as we dont respond to business topics, this is not our job, we did not send a response.
Projektet sägs ha varit planer på att bygga ett Trump Tower i Moskva.
Varmt om Ryssland
Detta var i mitten av januari 2016 inför de republikanska primärvalen där Donald Trump var kandidat och där han också profilerade sig med uttalanden där han hyllade den ryske presidenten Putin. Trump talade varm om Ryssland och den ryske presidenten i flera uttalanden.
I mailen till Peskov bekräftas också att det har funnits kontakter mellan Trump och Ryssland sedan 2015.
Over the past few months I have been working with a company based in Russia regarding the development of a Trump Tower-Moscow project in Moscow City, Cohen wrote to Peskov, according to a person familiar with the email. Without getting into lengthy specifics, the communication between our two sides has stalled.