On July 29th, the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee held a hearing with four of the biggest figures in tech: Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai. But while the CEOs’ testimonies got most of the attention, the subcommittee also published a treasure trove of internal documents from the companies, providing an unexpected look into the internal workings of some of the largest and most secretive companies in the world.
Some of those documents have gone into building the antitrust case for breaking these companies up — or at least heavily regulating them. But others simply give a glimpse into how the world’s largest tech companies operate, showing internal disagreements and relentless pressure to succeed.
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His own words, as revealed by the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee
‘I wonder what we could do to move a lot faster’
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Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon versus Congress
The House antitrust committee will hear from the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google
Four opening statements show how each plans to address lawmaker concerns
And Congress has over 1 million documents to support its case