Which of these companies should be broken up?

Amazon lgtmshipit
Jun 12 17 Comments

Why or why not, considering impact on society, politics, markets and technology.

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  • Amazon / Eng satan666
    Broken up by who actually? Owners or Government? And seriously why?????
    Jun 12 4
    • Amazon lgtmshipit
      OP
      Government... Google for the opinions a bit...
      Jun 12
    • Amazon / Eng satan666
      They don't have and shouldn't have any right to do so.
      Jun 12
    • BusPatrol / Eng blindcants
      Exactly. The government should not have the right to break up a private company.
      Jun 12
    • Amazon sPIE23
      The government has busted companies up for years. It’s fully in their right to do so to protect consumers as a whole, regardless of how it affects your paycheck.
      Jun 12
  • Microsoft / Project
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    If you didn’t vote “none” then GTFO you big government statist.
    Jun 12 1
    • Oracle alwzangry
      It's for the same reason as not wanting a big government... 🤦
      Jun 12
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    Albertsons
    Jun 12 0
  • Uber bobaboi
    Instagram should be its own company. It’s the only product that’s relevant
    Jun 12 0
  • Microsoft MSFT17374
    Just curious, what are the arguments for Microsoft and Apple?
    Jun 12 3
    • Amazon lgtmshipit
      OP
      Significant market shares
      Jun 12
    • Google __human__
      That isn't the prevailing interpretation of antitrust law. Antitrust law, at least as it is currently interpreted, is about harm to consumers.
      Jun 12
    • Intel D’s🥜
      ^but a critical piece of antitrust convention is to assess whether the market has converged into just a few companies
      Jun 12
  • Amazon is already broken up. AWS and Amazon are separate legal entities...
    Jun 12 3
    • Amazon lgtmshipit
      OP
      Does that help control Amazon's advance/dominance/monopoly in cloud or retail businesses? I see that the primary asset i.e. the employees move around freely and many technologies & knowledge are also shared.
      Jun 12
    • Amazon amaholic
      Internal transfer requires interviews..
      Jun 12
    • Amazon lgtmshipit
      OP
      Not as many as external hires usually.
      Jun 12