Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Why not? Established businesses love upstarts. They can buy them and avoid the legacy costs. They can create their own spin-offs which are upstarts.
My employer is buying upstarts in analytics and data left and right.
That's just classic strategy to eliminate the upstart, i.e. buying them out.
I think we'll just have to agree to disagree on this. In all truth, I think your dogma is blinding you to a pretty clear fact. All things being equal, a successful, established player would be incredibly stupid not to take all steps to protect their marketspace. These steps can, and do, include seeking regulation to aid the process.