Google’s Dominance, and Smart Cities

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By TED Audio Collective / Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, & Felix Oberholzer-Gee, TED Audio Collective / Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Is Google so successful because it excels at building incredibly smart products? Or is it dominant in many markets because it stifles innovation and abuses its market power, as several antitrust lawsuits allege?

Rebecca, Mihir, and Felix discuss the merits of recent antitrust actions against the search giant. They also debate the promise of smart cities, and why Cisco and Google pulled back from their smart-city initiatives. Should we stop dreaming of living in smarter cities?

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