The big tech companies are smothering small start-ups. Minor changes to a platform’s algorithms can harm a business’s traffic overnight.--Alan Patricof, Silicon Valley VCGreycrofts' Patricof: There are legitimate antitrust concerns surrounding big tech
Washington is taking aim at big tech, and Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook could be vulnerable to antitrust actions. Alan Patricof, co-founder and managing partner at Greycroft Ventures (greycroft.com), joins the discussion on CNBC's "Squawk Box." CNBC Television video above published Jun 6, 2019.
"Let’s face it, the Internet is a utility and so are the corporations who control it .... Technology needs to be regulated."--Alan Patricof.
Alan Patricof, April 10, 2019:
"From my vantage point in the venture capital industry, it is apparent that many start-ups are failing or changing their business models because of their dependence on Amazon, Facebook or Google. The situation has progressed to the point where venture capitalists discount companies that rely on a digital platform to reach their markets."
I'm concerned about the influence tech giants have over our business and societal landscape. Read the full version of my piece that was originally published in @FinancialTimes. https://t.co/HVGo3MvHgH— alan patricof (@alanjpatricof) April 30, 2019
In case you missed it, check out my article in today's Financial Times. https://t.co/c61Q4jyLKz via @financialtimes— alan patricof (@alanjpatricof) April 11, 2019
Like it or not our congress has got to reconsider our monopilies and anti trust laws to deal with the issues arising from the internet. Open and fair competition is critical to building our 21st century economy.— alan patricof (@alanjpatricof) March 21, 2019
The "true" founder of the internet,Larry Roberts who originated his work at ARPAin the 1960's , died over xmas at age 81.His seminal work in packet switching and his decision to build a network across multiple computers is responsible for the myriad of applications we use today— alan patricof (@alanjpatricof) January 1, 2019
Here's my piece in today's @USATODAY opinion section on why Amazon may be getting way too huge: https://t.co/c5ea4Pj3kk— alan patricof (@alanjpatricof) April 4, 2018