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July 25, 2020, 8:55 PM

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Ashley Gold / Axios:
Source: the rescheduled House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will take place this Wednesday  —  The CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google will now testify before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee on Wednesday …
Benedict Evans:
Tech went from interesting to a crucial part of society in a decade, with events in 2016 polarizing the conversation, causing a rush for easy regulatory answers  —  Technology was a small industry until very recently.  It was exciting and interesting, and it was on lots of magazine covers …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
After user reports, Instagram says it is “fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren't”  —  The company says it's fixing the issue  —  In the latest instance of iOS 14's beta mode tattling on unexpected app behavior …
Adam Conner / Margins:
TikTok's rise in the US should serve as a cautionary tale for social media startups, as it had to spend billions of dollars on ads on rival platforms to compete  —  Can anyone really compete?  —  1 hr … Hi all, I'm Adam Conner, longtime fan of The Margins, first-time contributor.
Andrew Leonard / Wired:
Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister and an accomplished programmer, is showing how digital tools can build strong, open, accountable democracies  —  Audrey Tang says tech can build trust, tame misinformation, and strengthen democracy.  Her plan might even work in the US.
Ian Sherr / CNET:
NBA says it will install 17-foot tall screens on game courts to serve as digital “stands” filled with 300 remote fans using the Together mode in Microsoft Teams  —  The basketball organization said it'll install massive 17-foot tall screens on each game court to serve as digital “stands” filled with 300 fans.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
This year's Xbox Games Showcase made it clear that Microsoft's true focus for next generation Xbox gaming is not on hardware but on Xbox Game Pass subscription  —  If you were heading into Microsoft's Xbox game showcase yesterday to witness a demonstration of why next-gen gaming and the …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
NTT Disruption, which acquired Jibo's assets, says the social robot will remain operational for existing owners as it plans to target the enterprise market  —  Jibo was supposed to die over a year ago, yet somehow, it's still alive.  The social, lovable robot went viral on Twitter last March …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Experts call for US legislation to make it easy for domestic abuse victims to leave family phone plans, which can be used by abusers to stalk their victims  —  Abusers can use shared accounts to stalk and harass victims, and plans aren't always easy to escape.

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