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Posted 6/21/13
Ive been thinking a lot lately about how most of the corporations in america are slowly but surely consuming all the small businesses that they can. Recently Facebook. Bought out Vine, a popular 7 sec video app, and released the new video feature On instagram that Is 15 seconds more enjoyable . So My question is to you, what do you think of the big Fish eating small fish concept ? Will america become one giant walmart ?
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Government wouldn't allow it. Regulators question the effects of such deals would have on both competitors and consumers. Without the innovative and job-creating potential of new small businesses, capitalism devolves into a fixed game dominated by big money and insider influence. Just my take but i'm a boy and "Boys are Dumb" sooooo
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First off facebook never bought vine, a 6 second video social networking app. Twitter did. Second monopolies are usually illegal and broken up by the government.

Giant corporations buy smaller corporations because it enhances their corporation. It is not against the will of the smaller corp..Sometimes its best to start a business and sell it at its peak demand (I'm not sure if I'm even using the right vocabulary here) .

But yeah bottom line, no monopolies, and smaller businesses sell tiger company willingly.
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*screw my phone. Their not tiger.
There are governments monopolies th9
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Can't add much to this conversation since the first couple comments hit it on the head.

The only time Small Fish wins against Big Fish is if they are creating a new market which was not imagined before. So, creating a product/service that people think they need. Then when everyone is using that product/service they complain that the Small Fish company is now the "Big Fish" and that's where the new cycle begins.

Facebook anyone? I remember when I was on it and it was just a few crazy college kids keeping in touch.

You could also argue that this is how the current banking system started in the 1920's. There used to be hundreds of banks across the states but after the crash they had an all out war with only a few survivors and they are now the ones who control the federal reserves. And why we're in debt today.

I'm sure it's been happening throughout history though. You can chalk it up to a product of nature.
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