“In Europe, a group called the Open Search Foundation has proposed a plan to create a common internet index that can underpin many European search engines.”

According to a recent report of the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority, Apple received the “substantial majority” of the 1.2 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) that Google paid to be the default search engine on a variety of devices in the United Kingdom in 2019. The UK markets regulator states that the arrangements between Apple and Google create “a significant barrier to entry and expansion” for Google’s rivals in the search engine market.

Read the full article at Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-google-idUSKBN242748

“Recognition is growing worldwide that something big needs to be done about Big Tech, and fast.”

“The tech giant doesn’t have to be dismantled. Sharing its crown jewel might reshape the internet.”

… says Robert Epstein on bloomberg.com.

Read the full article at https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-15/to-break-google-s-monopoly-on-search-make-its-index-public

Internethealthreport 2018:

„More than 90% of the world uses Google Search”

Read the article:

https://internethealthreport.org/2018/90-of-the-world-uses-google-search/

Medium:

“The First Step To ReDecentralize The Web – Broad strokes of a superfine promise

Data and Time is everything but today, we’re giving both away — for free! Large companies use controlled experiences to contain their user’s data and time for their own gains. The result is an increasingly closed-off and centralized Internet.

It wasn’t always this way. There was a time when the Internet and the web was fully open and independent.”

Read the full article:
https://medium.com/alfaenzo/introducing-alfa-the-first-step-towards-a-decentralized-web-72d2488e32f7

Infographic:

The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map
(Jeff Desjardins)

Unicorns are privately held startups valued at over $1B. Map is plotted based on country of origin, not exact geographic location.
(etwa: Einhörner sind privat gehaltene Startups im Wert von über $1B. Die Karte wird nach Herkunftsland und nicht nach genauer geografischer Lage erstellt.)

Full article:
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-200-unicorns-map/