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The big tech companies just seem to get bigger and bigger. Is there any hope for industry disruption? Or have they basically secured their hold on monopolies in their fields?

Futures Flat As Payrolls Loom, Dollar Slide Continues

It took stocks only a few minute to "price in" the latest political shock out of Washington, with the Emini trading 0.07% higher this morning on news that Mueller now has a grand jury, while European and Asian shares are little changed as investors await the looming July jobs report.

"It Won't Be Long Now" - David Stockman Warns "Amazon Is The New Tech Crash"

"The Amazon business model is fatally flawed. It’s only a matter of the precise catalyst that will trigger the realization in the casino that this is another case of the proverbial naked emperor... I do not think AMZN is a freakish outlier. It’s actually the lens through which the entire stock market should be viewed because the whole enchilada is now in the grips of a pure mania."

Netflix Is Spending Twice As Much As Amazon On Content

To continue its growth, Netflix will have to spend some $8.7 billion in cash on new content, nearly $2 billion more than it did in 2016, and more than double what its nearest, and cash flow positive competitor, Amazon, is spending on new content.

Corporate America Is Suddenly Freaking Out About Amazon

Forget Trump: when it comes to a potential bogeyman, there is just one thing Wall Street is worried about. Amazon was mentioned a staggering 635 times in the last 90 days of earnings calls, while President Trump came up just 162 times and wages were discussed 111.

Amazon Hosts Robotics Competition To Figure Out How To Replace 230,000 Warehouse Workers

Amazon has mastered the art of moving bins around a warehouse floor with miniature robotic forklifts, but a solution to automating the simple task of picking individual items out of those bins has remained elusive.  And, with 1,000's of very expensive, sickly and generally needy humans currently fulfilling that task, you can bet Amazon is eagerly pursuing that solution with some level of urgency.

Silicon Valley Censorship

Google's latest project is an application called Perspective, which, as Wired reports, brings the tech company "a step closer to its goal of helping to foster troll-free discussion online, and filtering out the abusive comments that silence vulnerable voices." In other words, Google is teaching computers how to censor.