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IBM, Microsoft and the antitrust madness of Big Tech

IBM, Microsoft and the antitrust madness of Big Tech


Google’s ongoing lawsuit, as well as lawsuits against Amazon and Meta, brought antitrust back to the forefront of the public eye. These lawsuits are reminiscent of the 1969 case against IBM and the 1998 case against Microsoftthe great antitrust battles of the second half of the 20th century.

Proponents of aggressive antitrust enforcement believe that only antitrust suits have stopped IBM from commandeering the personal computer market and Microsoft from taking over the Internet. But it’s an urban legend.

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