The problem here is that apps are controlled by two gatekeepers, Apple and Google, Dixon says, who tax companies (and therefore users) 30% of any revenue they make:
Apps are heavily controlled by the dominant app stores owners, Apple and Google. Google and Apple control what apps are allowed to exist, how apps are built, what apps get promoted, and charge a 30% tax on revenues.
Those companies are also censors. Apple bans Bitcoin and porn from its store, for instance. Google will kill any app in its Android store that it believes harms users.
The result is that we’re moving away from a free and open Web to a censored, paid and highly controlled in-app experience…
But hey, every other conservative-with-cash — feel free to create yet another redundant, echo chamber “news and opinion” web site so you’ll score keynotes at CPAC, sell some books and be one of Hannity’s “Great Americans”!