Trustbusting Representative David Cicilline’s comments leave the tech press confused and divided.
- Mike Peterson, Appleinsider: Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps
- Rebecca Kern, Bloomberg: .@davidcicilline confirmed that under his new antitrust legislation, @Apple would be banned from pre-installing apps on their iPhones
- Luther Lowe, Hey look the entire basis of @benedictevans
tweet storm is a bad faith read of a misquoting of @davidcicilline. Maybe we should stop looking to VCs (who are in on the take) for our antitrust analysis
- Benedict Evans, @benedictevans Replying to @lutherlowe
and @davidcicilline Hey Luther – 1: I’m not a VC 2: Since you accuse me of being ‘on the take’, no, I was not paid to say that by Apple. 3: The bill proposed does, explicitly and unambiguously, ban Apple for pre-installing any app. I suggest you read it. You can find it in Google.
- Michael Gartenberg, @gartenberg: Democratic Representative David Cicilline is clearly a clueless idiot. Other than that, his legislative ideas make perfect sense.
- Rebecca Kern @rebeccamkern: Replying to @ZacharyGraves and @lutherlowe Misunderstood his response to my questioning, updating the story momentarily.
- Rebecca Kern, Bloomberg: Apple Can’t Block Pre-Installed App Removal Under Bill
My take: There’s still time for a rewrite.