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July 25, 2020, 3:20 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.

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