I’m starting to think the EU’s nasty attitude towards UK leaving is mostly fear combined with a bit of miff.  The EU is afraid.  Britain was the stabilizer for the EU, the big nation-state with massive democratic political legitimacy and insulated from continental tribal history.

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Google’s latest European Union woes could mean opportunity knocks for app developers stymied by contracts that pre-install the U.S. giant’s own services on Android phones and tablets, according to analysts and companies.

Source: EU’s Attack on Android Boosts Rivals in the Battle of the Apps – Bloomberg

This could be huge not just for other search engines but also browser developers, email providers, maps, etc.  Google monopoly has in effect smothered all competition on these fronts. Nobody can gain any traction.  It’s time.

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