The Vergecast discusses breaking up Facebook, Google, and Amazon at SXSW
How would we break up the world’s most powerful companies? Live from SXSW, The Verge‘s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, and Ashley Carman discuss just how one might split up tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
You can listen to their discussion in its entirety on The Vergecast right now. Below is a lightly edited excerpt from this interview about the complications of breaking up a giant company like Google.
Nilay Patel: How would you break up Google?
Dieter Bohn: So according to this rubric that Elizabeth Warren set up, if you run a platform utility, it’s got to be spun off. Either the platform utility or some other part of the company stuff that’s on it. So Google runs two big ass platforms that make big…