$AMZN: Enterprise SaaS companies report having to switch to Google Cloud Platform from Amazon Web Services because multiple prospects refused to purchase if their data would be on AWS | Jan 2020

Over the last 6 months, the number of enterprise software startups I’ve met building on:Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud: 70%AWS: 30% While this is anecdotal, it may be a result of Microsoft and Google’s partnership vs AWS’s competitive approach to enterprise software startups. — Chetan Puttagunta (@chetanp) January 7, 2020

$GOOGL: “Big tech giants using the profits and power from one monopoly business line to subsidize the conquest of another, is exactly why we have antitrust laws.” | Jan 2020

"Sonos says Google subsidized its own products to sell them at a cheaper price while using them to extract more data from buyers", yeah, that sounds exactly like what a monopolist like Google would do. https://t.co/unYHVNOVZi — DHH (@dhh) January 7, 2020

$GOOGL: “Google allowed ToTok back into its Google Play store over the weekend, despite the fact that the intel community insists the chat app is a spy tool for the UAE..” | Jan 2020

Google allowed ToTok back into its Google Play store over the weekend, despite the fact that the intel community insists the chat app is a spy tool for the UAE and ToTok is trying to bribe journalists into saying good things about it 👇 https://t.co/Fz0iASlHKr — Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) January 6, 2020

$GOOGL: Former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse goes rogue exposing how Google chose profits over morals | Jan 2020

Must read from exec who spent more than a decade at Google mostly as global head of international relations. “But Dragonfly was only one of several developments that concerned those of us who still believed in the mantra of ‘Don’t be evil.’ (1 of 2) https://t.co/clYLEQU9A5 — Jason Kint (@jason_kint) January 2, 2020

$GOOGL: “If someone has your mobile phone number, they can use it to track your physical location in near real-time.” | Dec 2019

The use of cell site location data is totally out of control: – Phone companies are selling it more or less indiscriminately. – Police are using it without warrants.– Data brokers are assembling it for sale.– Banks are using it to physically track you. Our laws are behind. — TProphet (@TProphet) December 31, 2019

$GOOGL: NYT publishes report on dataset containing the precise movements of more than 12 million Americans in several major cities including Washington, New York and San Francisco tracked via smartphones | Dec 2019

Months ago, someone contacted us with an astounding dataset. It tracked the precise movements of more than 12 million Americans in several major cities including Washington, New York and San Francisco. Today we published our findings: https://t.co/U6hVTTI9WU — Stuart A. Thompson (@stuartathompson) December 19, 2019

$GOOGL: UK regulators are considering a range of competitive remedies to curb the market power of internet giants | Dec 2019

Excellent interim report from @CMAgovUK on digital platforms.Evidence: G has significant market power in general search, FB has significant market power in social media.Things not much better on the ‘other side’ of the market: advertisers are strangled.AZ & MSFT not yet there. pic.twitter.com/0iJxhQvPIn — Tommaso Valletti (@TomValletti) December 18, 2019

$GOOGL: The future of the internet is a Google interface built on top of other websites’ interfaces | Dec 2019

Whoa! Take a gander at @Google‘s future of the internet with this flow for buying movie tickets. Google opens the site in background, presents their own UI, then acts on your behalf on the underlying site. Very similar to their Duplex call bots, but for the internet. pic.twitter.com/4CSvroBoq0 — Paul Katsen (@pavtalk) December 16, 2019

$FB: The dismal monetary compensation and mental health support tech companies are offering their army of content moderators “is morally indefensible.” | Dec 2019

Recently I met a former content moderator for Google who developed PTSD after daily exposure to terrorism and child abuse. Today @DaisySRivkin is going on the record to discuss her experiences. https://t.co/Xi3s7wz0Kb — Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) December 16, 2019