One of the more interesting projects in tech today is the work being done to create conservative-leaning alternatives to major pieces of internet technology. Much of this
But there are competitive businesses like a conservative service to replicate Stripe, a former President Donald Trump led technology company, and Rumble, which is challenging YouTube and the larger cloud.
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It’s not clear how well these efforts will fare in the long term. Taking on the largest and richest tech companies directly is ambitious, and most startups fail.
It is good to have competition, and if some folks want to build tools and services that they think will resonate with an underserved audience, that’s great. But such efforts are often very expensive as new data from the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and Rumble show.
This morning, let’s analyze new data from TMTG and Rumble that will help us better understand how far-right-leaning social media services with long-term goals of building less restricted digital infrastructure are faring.
How much does that cost?
Rumble is a real company doing business as a publicly traded entity.