How Slack could reshape the entire Big Tech antitrust debate in the U.S.

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The outcome of Slack’s antitrust action against Microsoft and Teams may send shock waves through antitrust probes against Big Tech in the United States. The House Judiciary Committee may now wish it had invited Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to join Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai at its upcoming hearing on antitrust . Microsoft, after all, was the defendant in perhaps the biggest antitrust case against a tech company in the last half-century, during the “ browser wars ” of the 1990s and 2000s. And now the company may be set to relive the whole thing after Slack complained to the European Commission about how Microsoft markets its Teams collaboration product. Read Full Story

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Big Tech no longer sees its customers as humans–antitrust could change that

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Tech giants like Amazon and Facebook have lost sight of the people behind the data points. Antitrust regulation may be the best way to return empathy to tech. Big Tech CEOs—Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg—testified yesterday before the U.S. House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee. I don’t expect much to result from this hearing. Such gatherings are largely theatrical, and yesterday’s was frequently derailed by partisan questions around liberal biases. And then there’s the fact that U.S. antitrust efforts are only a shadow of their former self, narrowly focused on consumer pricing rather than general competitive and societal impact and a far cry from the time of the Standard Oil Company, U.S. Steel Corporation, and AT&T breakups. Read Full Story

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25 of the Best Add-On Slack Apps to Make Your Marketing Team More Effective

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Just like your favorite iOS apps , software-specific apps can greatly improve our day-to-day work experiences. Slack is one of the most popular channel-based messaging systems on the market, with over 12 million people using the system every day . What’s more, their diverse and ever-growing selection of Slack apps is only improving their service. For marketers, Slack apps may improve productivity, efficiency, collaboration, and project management. Below, we’ll cover the 25 best Slack apps on the market and explore how they can improve your marketing processes. Add-On Slack Apps for Metrics Marketing is all about metrics . If you want to prove your worth to your customers and find ways to become more efficient, you need clear analytics to guide you. If you want to access your marketing data directly in Slack, you can use metric tracking apps. For example, if you want to track your read and click-through …

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Why Google is poised to win the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit

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The Department of Justice’s much anticipated lawsuit against Google’s alleged monopolistic practices is the biggest legal shot at Big Tech in decades—but may rest upon the strength of an outdated regulatory framework ill-equipped to regulate digital businesses. The U.S. government is taking its best shot against Google’s ubiquitous search and advertising businesses in what will be the biggest U.S. antitrust case in more than two decades. But Google is likely to prevail, partly because the Department of Justice will be trying a 21st century business model within a 20th century legal framework. Read Full Story

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Google’s former ad chief is challenging its search engine monopoly

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Current antitrust law has trouble measuring the competitive harm in free services from huge aggregators, says Neeva cofounder Sridhar Ramaswamy. The government is getting its antitrust game on this year after leaving it mostly dormant for the better part of two decades, and its sights are set squarely on Big Tech. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota is leading Congress’s powerful Senate Judiciary antitrust committee. “We’ve got to look at everything when it comes to putting rules in for tech,” she says . Read Full Story

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91 of the 100 largest U.S. companies are on Microsoft Teams

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How Microsoft’s Teams beat out Slack to become America’s preferred workplace messenger. Microsoft’s messaging platform, known as Teams, became the top workplace messaging app in 2019—beating out competitor Slack—when it crossed more than 13 million daily users in July. By January, it surpassed 20 million, with 91 of the U.S.’s 100 largest companies using it. The increasingly flexible software seamlessly integrates chat, calls, file sharing, video meetings, and third-party apps to allow employees to engage in a nonlinear workflow. Read Full Story

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The EU is cracking down on Apple’s App Store. Is Congress next?

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The EU is often the first mover when it comes to regulating Big Tech. Now all eyes will turn to the U.S. and Senator Amy Klobuchar’s antitrust subcommittee. On Friday, the European Commission announced its preliminary conclusion that Apple has violated European antitrust laws by imposing onerous rules and high prices on app developers seeking to get their apps in front of the vast market of iOS device users. Read Full Story

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By moving too fast, Bill Barr could screw up his Google antitrust case

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AG Barr may win Trump some political points by rushing to file the DOJ’s case against Google. But his haste might hinder the agency’s chance of winning. The U.S. Department of Justice could announce an antitrust case against Google as early as this week, The New York Times ‘s Katie Benner and Cecilia Kang report . Attorney General Willam Barr has reportedly been pushing DOJ attorneys to wrap up its investigation of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, which has been going on since last summer. Read Full Story

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