Apple joins list of Elizabeth Warren's tech breakup targets

CNET | 3/10/2019 | Steven Musil
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks about her plan to break up tech giants such as Apple and Google at this week's SXSW Conference And Festival.

If Sen. Elizabeth Warren had her way, the landscape of tech giants would be radically different.

Candidate - Tech - Companies - Amazon - Google

The Democratic presidential candidate says tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook have too much influence over our lives and would like to see them broken up. But when she made that proposal Friday, she left a big name off her tech hit list: Apple.

The Massachusetts senator said during an interview published by the Verge on Saturday that she feels Apple's App Store gives the company too much of a competitive advantage.

Apple - App - Store - Warren - Platform

"Apple, you've got to break it apart from their App Store. It's got to be one or the other," Warren said. "Either they run the platform or they play in the store.

"They don't get to do both at the same time," she said.

Warren - Companies - Power - Economy - Society

Warren sees tech companies gaining too much power over the economy, society and democracy, she explained in a blog post Friday.

"They've bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else," she wrote about the tech titans. "And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation."

Warren - Laws - Platforms - Revenue

Warren suggested passing laws that prevent large e-commerce platforms (with global annual revenue of $25 billion or...
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