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Tech CEOs are facing the congress – TechCrunch

American technology giants are under antitrust review, Spotify has a mixed quarter, and home fitness startup Tempo is raising funds. This is your daily crisis for July 29th, 2020. The big story: Tech CEOs are facing the congress Amazon Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook from Apple, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai appeared from afar this afternoon before the House’s …

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Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, asked about the removal of competing screen time apps from App Store as part of the antitrust hearing – TechCrunch

Last year, Apple href = “https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/05/apple-puts-third-party-screen-time-apps-on-notice/”> removed a number of screen times and parental controls from apps the App Store, shortly after the company released its own first-party screen time solution with the launch of iOS 12. At today’s antitrust hearing, Apple CEO Tim Cook was questioned about the anti-competitive effects of the move. Shortly after Apple launched its own …

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GM starts building the cornerstone of its EV strategy – TechCrunch

Steel construction has begun for the nearly 3 million square meter factory that mass-produces Ultium battery cells and packs. This is the cornerstone of General Motors’ strategy to launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023. Ultium Cells LLC’s battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio, is part of a joint venture between GM and LG Chem that was announced in December. …

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In an antitrust hearing, Zuckerberg admits that Facebook copied its competition – TechCrunch

At the hearings of the House’s Subcommittee on Antitrust on Facebook this afternoon CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked directly about his company’s strategy to copy competitors’ apps and features, and even threatened to do so as a negotiating tactic in M&A discussions. In his reply, Zuckerberg was forced to admit the obvious: Facebook “certainly adapted the functions that others had …

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Connected audio was a bad choice – TechCrunch

Over the past week, I have spent a lot of time reworking my home audio setup. I think my only qualification is that my next setup is as stupid as possible. Over the past five years, my setup has evolved from a fairly mediocre wired 2.1 speaker setup to a confusing menagerie of connected smart speakers. I’ve probably gone through …

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Intel researchers are developing an AI system that evaluates the similarity of two pieces of code

In collaboration with researchers from MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Intel scientists have developed an automated engine – Machine Inferred Code Similarity (MISIM) – that can determine when two pieces of code perform similar tasks, even if they use different structures and algorithms. MISIM is said to exceed current state-of-the-art systems by up to 40 times and is …

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Google’s Sundar Pichai grilled about “Destruction of anonymity on the Internet” – TechCrunch

Google Sundar Pichai During today’s hearing of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust in connection with the 2007 takeover of the DoubleClick adtech platform and how the original promise to legislators and regulators not to (or could not) merge DoubleClick could not be kept Data with Google account data – automatically almost a decade later. By linking the browser data of …

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Bezos cannot guarantee anti-competitive activity because Congress gets its feet stuck – TechCrunch

At today’s hearing of the House Justice Committee, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos botched attempts to dispel concerns that the company was luring ideas away from its competitors, and took the continued fire from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and others. Given statements from employees that there are policies that “don’t enforce anyone,” leading to a “candy store” of seller data, Bezos …

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Joymode, the consumer goods rental service in LA, sells to investment firm XRC Labs – TechCrunch in NYC

Los Angeles-based consumer goods rental company Joymode raised $ 15 million from one of the technology’s most successful global investment firms, selling itself to an early-stage New York-based investment firm, XRC Labs. Joymode’s Founder Joe Fernandez will continue to act as a consultant for Joymode as the company focuses its business on retail partnerships. The relationship with XRC Labs Pano …

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AFTR Releases $ 500 Digging Cameras with 4G Plans for “Eternal Connection”

Before COVID-19, it was difficult enough to lose a loved one or friend with the double traumas of death and burial. However, these challenges have only worsened as the pandemic prevents people from visiting hospitals and accessing services. Today, the Brooklyn-based startup AFTR introduces hardware and service solutions to make it easier for families to experience the cemetery. The company …

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