Another day, another antitrust hearing for Google and Amazon, this time focused on competition in in-home technologies like smart speakers and appliances. Eddie Lazarus, chief legal officer of speaker brand Sonos, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Google contractually prohibits letting his company’s customers use both Google and Amazon’s voice-activated assistants simultaneously through...
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Covid’s Tech Stars Twinkle Again—at Least Today
Life in our pandemic-dominated world increasingly feels like one of those scary TV series where just when you think the monster has been vanquished, you realize it’s still alive. Today’s big market sell-off on news of the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa—dubbed Omicron by the World Health Organization—is a good reminder of how vulnerable the market is to another flareup of the virus....
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