Rana Foroohar: The power of the tech titans

Rana Foroohar, global business columnist and associate editor, says power, money and ludicrous valuations are swelling the Silicon Valley bubble - but who can hold Big Tech to account?

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Political pressure on platform companies is growing and they need a better response

A level playing field has boosted the power of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google

How to craft a structure that benefits more than just the tech groups alone

Technology companies may have to say whether they are data peddlers or data stewards

What happens if big companies control who has access to the marketplace of ideas?

Data-driven companies have a licence to print money, with few restrictions

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Tech groups escape voters’ ire perhaps because their job-disrupting sway is so subtle

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Widespread cognitive capture of decision makers leaves ordinary people behind

Venture capitalists and private equity investors keep the bubble going with their millions

A two-tier economy is dominated by technology titans that create relatively few jobs

Silicon Valley is defending a business model that looks a lot like rent-seeking

Pressure grows for the platform to lose its legal loophole, writes Rana Foroohar

Many investors are considering moving money away from America, towards Europe and Asia