>>1069016 I'm not sure why Google isn't, but your examples are fairly fucking awful. Apple barely dominates, if it even still does dominate, a single category of consumer electronics, and Walmart, in addition to being strangled by the internet, has plenty of competition.
>>1069021 Even in a "competitive" industry a single corporation can have enough market power to maintain monopoly prices for their goods. Apple can get monopoly profits by differentiating its brand and spending vast sums on advertising.
>>1069031 I actually read the article. Apple has a monopoly on the author's heart, and the author has a market maker share in semen futures. If the faggot doesn't love Apple's shiny dick in his ass, he can always buy a better/cheaper pc.
>>1069038 >If the faggot doesn't love Apple's shiny dick in his ass, he can always buy a better/cheaper pc.
The point is companies can and do successfully maintain monopoly prices by simply differentiating their brands, it's a successful strategy. Consumers aren't going to buy a cheaper product necessarily if its a different brand, so prices can stay abnormally high.
>>1069048 Apple doesn't have close to a monopoly, they're just dominating a certain demographic for consumer electronics. That demographic chooses to pay extra for the brand. A monopoly implies that people are forced to buy from one provider.
Probably a troll though so I wasted 45 sec writing that.
>>1069016 Depends. Google is definitely a monopoly in the search industry business, but Google markets itself as being in the technology business, where it is not a monopoly. It's all about perspective, and companies use that to their advantage of course.
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