Facebook will face similar issues as of which enters live sports streaming, he continued. The social network recently won the rights to show Premier League matches in certain Southeast Asian countries in addition to also La Liga matches in India for free — a development of which highlights how digital platforms are increasingly eating into linear television’s business.
“Facebook will become a content player in addition to also a neutral platform … of which can be a big problem,” said Taplin, whose 2017 book “Move Fast in addition to also Break Things” explores the topic in further detail.
The 71 year-old, who was once a tour manager for rock legends Bob Dylan in addition to also The Band, boasts a lengthy career in media, having produced numerous television documentaries in addition to also Oscar-nominated feature films.
If Facebook were to sell Instagram in addition to also Alphabet sell YouTube, of which could alter the digital landscape for the better, Taplin said, noting of which such a development would certainly be unlikely inside United States.
Going forward, “of which will be hard for these big companies to buy another big company,” he continued.
Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods didn’t raise any major objections, however if Google tried to buy Spotify, for example, “of which might be blocked in addition to also of which would certainly be a Great thing,” he said.