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Congress and technology: Do lawmakers understand Google and Facebook enough to regulate them?

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The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google were grilled by a House subcommittee. Should we be concerned that lawmakers don't understand big tech?
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News video: U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals

U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals 02:19

Google and Facebook took particularly sharp jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America's most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Google Maps updated to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard [Video]

Google Maps updated to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard

Google has updated its navigation application Google Maps to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard mode. According to The Verge, the new update allows users to display their realtime mapping directions with music controls side by side. The dashboard mode was introduced last year with iOS 13 but came with a limited option to only work with Apple Maps which has now been updated to work with Google Maps. As per The Verge, the new system with Google works exactly in the same Apple's way.

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'No positive response from Mumbai Police': Bihar DGP on releasing IPS Vinay Tiwari from quarantine [Video]

'No positive response from Mumbai Police': Bihar DGP on releasing IPS Vinay Tiwari from quarantine

While speaking to ANI in Patna on August 06, the DGP of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey spoke on Mumbai police's move of quarantining Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari. He said, "Mumbai police's move of quarantining Bihar IPS officer is unprofessional. Even, Supreme Court has given its observation in the matter. Still, there is no positive response from them (Mumbai police). I had hopes that they'll free him by evening or night but when I talked to them they told me that Tiwari has still not been freed." Bihar IPS officer Vinay Tiwari came to Mumbai to investigate in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case after late actor's father filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty. On Aug 04, BMC Addl Municipal Commissioner wrote to IGP Patna (Central) over quarantine of Bihar IPS Officer, in Mumbai. The letter reads, 'He can conduct proceedings with Maharashtra Govt's concerned officials on digital platforms like Zoom/Google Meet/Jio Meet or other such platforms.'

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Microsoft joins hands with Samsung for special Xbox Game Pass on Android [Video]

Microsoft joins hands with Samsung for special Xbox Game Pass on Android

With the launch of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20 handset, the company has unveiled a unique Xbox Game Pass partnership. The tech company Microsoft has joined hands with Samsung to include a special version of the Xbox Game Pass app in Samsung's Galaxy Store. According to The Verge, this version will allow Xbox players to redeem tokens and make in-app purchases like buying skins or DLC items in the Xbox Store.The Xbox Game Pass app available on the Google Play Store will not support these types of in-app purchases. The special deal between Samsung and Microsoft likely undercuts the 30 per cent Google asks for, to enable them exclusively for the Galaxy Store version. The deal comes just as rumours suggest Google is trying to convince Samsung to promote its own Play Store over Samsung's alternative.The verge reported that alongside this Xbox Game Pass app, Samsung also offered agaming bundle for the Galaxy Note 20 that includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PowerA's MOGA XP5-X Plus. The controller is made with the game streaming (xCloud) part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in mind, and it can keep the user's phone charged while playing the game.Microsoft and Samsung's latest Xbox Game Pass partnership builds on the growing deal the two companies first revealed last year. Microsoft and Samsung partnered to bridge Android and Windows closer together with the Galaxy Note 10 last year, and they announced an xCloud partnership earlier this year. The Note 20 is the first device to take advantage of this closer Xbox Game Pass integration, and it is also assumed that Microsoft's ambitions to bring xCloud to TVs will likely involve Samsung at some point in the future.

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Met Police to end investigation into Stephen Lawrence murder [Video]

Met Police to end investigation into Stephen Lawrence murder

The Metropolitan Police is to end its investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence who was killed during a racist attack in 1993. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Omid Scobie talks about his new Harry and Meghan book [Video]

Omid Scobie talks about his new Harry and Meghan book

Omid Scobie's new book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 'Finding Freedom' has finally been published. It reveals details of Harry and Meghan's most personal moments, from when the Prince first said I love you, to details of the supposed rift between the royal brothers. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Facebook Ad Revenue Will Go Up In 2020 [Video]

Facebook Ad Revenue Will Go Up In 2020

Business Insider reports that Facebook's ad revenue will continue to increase this year. The growth will come despite the growing number of brands pulling ad campaigns amid the coronavirus pandemic. Net US digital ad revenues at Facebook will increase by 4.9% this year to $31.43 billion. Brands pulled ad spend from Facebook for the month of July in support of the NAACP campaign #StopHateForProfit. The campaign only asks brands to pause Facebook ad spending.

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Met Police chief confirms Lawrence murder investigation ends [Video]

Met Police chief confirms Lawrence murder investigation ends

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has confirmed that the active investigation into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in Eltham in 1993 has reached the stage where all identified lines of enquiry have been completed, and the investigation will now move to an inactive phase. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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PM reacts to employment figures during Herefordshire visit [Video]

PM reacts to employment figures during Herefordshire visit

Boris Johnson has said the UK economy faces more "bumpy months" ahead following the latest rise in unemployment. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Herefordshire, the Prime Minister said the Government was committed to making the "colossal investments" needed to rebuild the economy. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Top CEOs pledge to hire 100,000 low-income New Yorkers

Leaders at Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and other large employers vow to recruit more low-income and minority workers.
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Amazon Wants To Convert JCPenney And Sears Into Distribution Centers [Video]

Amazon Wants To Convert JCPenney And Sears Into Distribution Centers

Amazon is in talks to convert JCPenney and Sears mall stores stores into distribution centers. The Wall Street Journal reports this move could position Amazon to build out its order capacity amid the pandemic. Amazon is discussing working with US mall operator Simon Property Group to convert mall stores into hubs to help complete Amazon's online orders. Business Insider predicts Amazon would have several deals in the works by the end of 2020 to pick up stores from struggling retailers.

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Bear Grylls says his new show The World's Toughest Race brings out the best in competitors [Video]

Bear Grylls says his new show The World's Toughest Race brings out the best in competitors

Bear Grylls’ latest project has him fronting The World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, an Amazon original that streams from August 14. Grylls talksabout the toughest adventure race in the world, and why it’s the viewing weall need right now.

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Simon reportedly in talks with Amazon to convert former Sears, JCPenney stores into distribution centers

Will Amazon open distribution centers at Simon malls? Simon Property Group is in talks to convert empty Sears and J.C. Penney stores, reports say.

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Lizzo heading to TV with Amazon production deal [Video]

Lizzo heading to TV with Amazon production deal

Lizzo has set her sights on conquering the small screen after teaming up with Amazon Studios bosses for a first-look production deal.

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Google Maps Now On Apple Watch [Video]

Google Maps Now On Apple Watch

Google Maps Now On Apple Watch

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MTA asks Apple to speed up tech solutions to protect passengers

Agency wants better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their mask.
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Apple Watch OS 7 Beta Available [Video]

Apple Watch OS 7 Beta Available

Apple Watch OS 7 Beta Available

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