“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.
„More than 90% of the world uses Google Search”
Read the article:
“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.”
The World’s 200+ Unicorns, in One Giant Map
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.)
Open Search Foundation e.V.
The Open Search Foundation e.V. is a European movement of people and organisations that work together to create the foundation for independent, free and self-determined access to information on the Internet. In cooperation with research institutions, computer centres and other partners, we’re committed to a searching the web in a way that benefits everyone. The promotion of research in the field of search engines, plus education and cooperation, form the pillars of our work.