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Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet

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Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet

America's tech titans have formed a separate universe in which they are the sun, and everyone else-billions of humans, other companies, entire countries and governments-are mere planets that revolve around them.

Tech's Titanic 5—Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple—have been big and rich for a long time, and they've gotten even more so as people and organizations have needed their products during the coronavirus pandemic. Yadda, yadda, yadda. We get it.

But no, we really don't get it. America's technology superstars have launched into a completely different stratosphere than even other wildly successful companies in tech and beyond.

Are America’s Big 5 tech titans are invincible? As the gap keeps widening between the super-rich tech superstars and the merely super, I’m starting to believe that the answer is yes.

From The New York Times
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