How Digital Assistant AI Competition is Undermining “Hipster Antitrust” – Part II

How Digital Assistant AI Competition is Undermining “Hipster Antitrust” – Part II

The malleability of market boundaries and aggressive AI competition among online services should help rebut claims that not only Google, but Facebook and Amazon as well, are somehow illegal monopolies.

How Digital Assistant AI Competition is Undermining “Hipster Antitrust” – Part I

How Digital Assistant AI Competition is Undermining “Hipster Antitrust” – Part I

The hipster antitrust narrative about Internet “monopolies” runs headlong into the reality of fierce artificial intelligence competition among the largest tech companies in the emerging voice-controlled digital assistant space.

Are Set-Top Boxes Finally Ready For Disruption? (It’s the User Interface, Stupid!)

Are Set-Top Boxes Finally Ready For Disruption? (It’s the User Interface, Stupid!)

One of the most perplexing issues in communications policy — with a convoluted 20-year history — is that of the cable television set-top box. We may finally be on the verge of a new era where the user interface is more important than that archaic box.

Four Reasons Fairsearch Is Wrong

Four Reasons Fairsearch Is Wrong

We’ve been discussing the FTC and EU investigations of Google’s search practices for more than two years. The latest FairSearch contentions represent a transparent attempt to forestall resolution of the European process, moving the goalposts in light of the failure of their dire competitive predictions. It is time for Commissioner Almunia and the EU to close up shop, settle and move on.

A Vietnam of Internet Regulation

A Vietnam of Internet Regulation

No one can say with any seriousness that Google has captured a large share of Web search, and search advertising, with anything other than smarter software writers and more refined product developers. It simply built a better mousetrap. The EU’s challenge is that reality does not support the amorphous and transparently biased charges leveled against Google by rivals who have been unable to top it in the marketplace.

Patent Wars and Blackmail in Silicon Valley

Patent Wars and Blackmail in Silicon Valley

With reality television all the rage, viewers may wonder why there’s been no reality series about the inbred high-tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley. There should be, because the reality of how our technology bastion really competes today — namely by patent litigation and acquisitions — is astonishing.