As regulators continue their antitrust investigations into Google, Bloomberg reports they are honing in on the tech giant’s ads business and trying to decide if its bundling of ad products gives them an unfair advantage over competitors. The practice of “tying,” or making the sale of one product dependent on another, isn’t illegal, as Bloomberg explains, but could become problematic if used to...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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