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Will Google split off Android as a "separate company" under Alphabet to try to hide it from the EU's crackdown?

This is the most traditional-corporation definitely-evil move Google has ever made, whether their letter claims otherwise or not.

What's evil about it?

The idea that they're "hiding" from the EU crackdown is ridiculous. They know perfectly well it doesn't work like that.

More of a loophole maybe than hiding. Like perhaps being one big company in the US, but somehow being "separate" companies that "don't collaborate" in the EU?

There's other suggestions as to why, either to prevent experiments from tarnishing Google's brand, or to ensure Google's separate products can survive the eventual failure of the ad market.

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