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Should big tech be broken up?

Cable says the tech titans have become oligopolies, Kay says the sector is working as it should

Yes, says Vince Cable

The online landscape is dominated by a handful of tech titans, with nine in 10 internet searches made through Google, 99 per cent of smartphones using Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems, and Facebook remaining the dominant social media platform. It is time to call the big tech companies what they are: oligopolies. They use their might to maintain market position—just look at the travel site Expedia, which owns Travelocity, and Trivago.

The tech giants protect their interests through buying potential challengers and spending millions…

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