Jennifer Saba is a columnist covering media, Silicon Valley and Wall Street based in New York. She joined Breakingviews in 2015 from Reuters where she was a correspondent reporting on companies like Fox, News Corp and the New York Times. Jennifer has covered media for more than 15 years in San Francisco and New York. She began her career in advertising. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas.
The company had a stellar quarter from e-commerce and cloud computing. Those businesses were already good, and 2020’s challenges made them better. With a market value of $1.6 trln, Amazon is either a bargain or an antitrust target. Threading the needle is getting harder.
Facebook, Twitter and Google hide behind a law that protects them from liability for toxic content but lets them censor when they see fit. Removing that shield, as some lawmakers want to do, would be inconvenient and expensive for them, but brutal for smaller rivals like Yelp.
The Chinese-backed video platform is waiting for a U.S. court ruling, Trump administration approval, and then Beijing has to have a word. That’s all before integration with Oracle and Walmart even starts. With the U.S. election forthcoming, TikTok is stuck in M&A purgatory.