Dec. 10, 2020

Thu. 12/10 – The Big Facebook Antitrust Cases, Explained

I try to give you the outlines of the Facebook antitrust thing, and what it might mean for tech. Airbnb makes its market debut. Crunchyroll finds a safe home away from AT&T. I bet folks at HBO are jealous. Boston Dynamics finds a new guardian as well, that hopefully can find something useful for it to do. And it really is, finally, the end of the road for Flash. The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp (The Verge) Lawsuits Filed by the FTC and the State Attorneys General Are Revisionist History (Facebook Newsroom) Airbnb shares set to double in IPO — likely to be worth nearly $93 billion (CNBC) Sony’s Funimation acquires anime streaming service Crunchyroll for $1.175 billion (Polygon) Hyundai Motors Reportedly Bought Boston Dynamics For Almost $1 Billion (Gizmodo) Adobe to block Flash content from running on January 12, 2021 (ZDNet) Subscribe to the Kottke Ride Home

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