Paul X. McCarthy

Paul X. McCarthy

Paul Xavier McCarthy is a consultant and author of Online Gravity www.onlinegravity.com.

Spotify, iPhone, music streaming, smartphone

While competition online starts the same way as that in offline markets, my research shows it often settles very differently online. Both have seen lots of competitors emerge in a new area underpinned by new technologies. But online, consolidation ends in a high-stakes winner-takes-most “title fight” between the two strongest

As the CEOs of 20 tech companies including leaders from Apple, Amazon and Alphabet head to Washington to meet with President Trump this week, Paul X McCarthy asks, when did dotcoms become the dominant players in the business world? Embed from Getty Images With charismatic founders and unprecedented global success,

As the financial media speculates about Twitter being acquired by Salesforce, Alphabet (the parent company of Google) or even Apple, companies outside the Californian tech scene have received little attention as potential suitors. There’s now clear interest, appetite and capacity for cross-border megadeals in online tech, as Tencent’s acquisition of