Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

Found on Ars Technica on Monday, 17 December 2018
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When Microsoft's transition is complete, we're looking at a world where Chrome and Chrome-derivatives take about 80 percent of the market, with only Firefox, at 9 percent, actively maintained and available cross-platform.

By owning both the most popular browser, Chrome, and some of the most-visited sites on the Web (in particular the namesake search engine, YouTube, and Gmail), Google has on a number of occasions used its might to deploy proprietary tech and put the rest of the industry in the position of having to catch up.

It's not just the browser. People love convenience. The same problem exists in other fields, with Facebook and Amazon, to only name two.