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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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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