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The Great Tech Rivalries of 2019

Throughout the tech and media businesses, 2019 got feisty. Onetime frenemies turned hostile. Big companies and regulators went head-to-head. And sleeping giants upped their game and gave upstarts a run for their money.

Art by G. Kratzer
Art by G. Kratzer
Nov. 27, 2019 7:01 AM PST

This has been a year of intensified competition between a number of companies in both tech and media, as well as between tech and Washington.

Below, our team has profiled six of the most high-profile rivalries and who prevailed—at least over the course of this year. These fights have many more rounds to play out, but here’s a snapshot of the carnage.