Roundup: Will Amazon be broken up?

Read to the end for a strategy to stop smart glasses

Roundup: Will Amazon be broken up?

Another big antitrust case dropped this week, as the Federal Trade Commission plans to take on Amazon’s monopolistic ecommerce platform. We’ll see how it all goes in the coming months (or years), but for now I’ve broken down what we know about the case so far.

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I also have a podcast I think you’re definitely going to want to listen to this week. On Tech Won’t Save Us, I spoke to LA Times technology columnist Brian Merchant about his new book Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech. It’s an essential read on the history of the Luddites and why so many people misunderstand who they were and what they thought about technology.

‎Tech Won’t Save Us: The Real History of the Luddites w/ Brian Merchant on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Tech Won’t Save Us, Ep The Real History of the Luddites w/ Brian Merchant - Sept 28, 2023

Have a great week!


P.S. — If you’re in Toronto, I’m speaking at the Toronto International Festival of Authors later today (Sunday) and at the University of Toronto on Monday.