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Business Standard - - FRONT PAGE - SHAILESH DOBHAL

Scott Gal­loway’s not-so-char­i­ta­ble ac­count of rise and rise of Ama­zon, Ap­ple, Face­book and Google is a scary read on the smoth­er­ing tech oli­gop­oly over our lives.

As its lat­est of­fer­ing, the iPhone X, went on sales to en­thu­si­as­tic crowds across the world, Ap­ple Inc’s mar­ket cap­i­tal­i­sa­tion briefly breached $900 bil­lion on Novem­ber 3, well on its way to be the first firm to brace the tril­lion-dol­lar mark. On the same day Ama­zon’s founder Jeff Be­zos beat Mi­crosoft’s Bill Gates to be­come the world’s wealth­i­est per­son once again on the Forbes rich list, with a for­tune of $90 bil­lion.

Four days later, in Wash­ing­ton, Google and Face­book, the other two of the quad that make up the tech in­dus­try’s en­vi­able

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