Sen. Josh Hawley is calling on the Department of Justice to open an antitrust investigation of Amazon’s use of data from third-party sellers to develop its own white label products, CNBC reported. Hawley’s call for a criminal probe highlights that the good will that Amazon and other big tech companies have built up through their response to the Covid-19 crisis is fragile. Despite efforts to...
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Internet Outages, Verizon and Value: The Information’s Tech Briefing
If you’re on the East Coast, you might have experienced the internet outage this morning that played havoc with Zoom calls, Gmail and other everyday working tools. Unlike previous outages, this wasn’t caused by a cloud provider like AWS or a specific application like Slack but by Verizon, which owned up to a “fiber cut” in Brooklyn. It’s a reminder of the critical...
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