The Digital Markets Act explained in 15 questions
What is the DMA asking for?The final text will probably be available around mid-May and voted for in early July, but the latest version we have seen lists the following: Gatekeepers will have to “make the basic functionalities of their [...] communication service interoperable with other [...] communication services” by “providing
A guide to navigating the Digital Markets Act
A couple of weeks ago the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe agreed on the main guidelines for the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The DMA is legislation aiming to create a more competitive digital market in Europe by mandating competition-friendly practices from the ‘gatekeepers’ i.e.
A Big Step to address Big Tech
It’s a major positive to see that interoperability is now baked into the DMA.
Interoperability: Open APIs are a start, Open Standard is better
The DMA is a noble piece of legislation, and mandating open APIs would be a good first step. But to be a successful piece of legislation, it must eventually choose open standard based interoperability.
What is App Fog? How do I solve it?
Messaging apps are meant to be simple, but the sheer volume of them can be overwhelming. You speak to Gran on Facebook because, let’s be honest, that’s the only app she knows how to use. Then we have Lucy over on Instagram. Your friends are split between Signal