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Poor audio, TV going off: Bezos escape early questions in antitrust hearing

'Worst zoom quiz night ever,' says one viewer about tech troubles at Congressional hearing on Big Tech's business practices.

Poor audio, TV going off: Bezos escape early questions in antitrust hearing
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It was not clear what happened with Amazon's virtual feed, according to a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the matter

Nandita Bose and Elizabeth Culliford | Reuters
Amazon.com Inc's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, escaped questioning for about an hour in a high-profile U.S. House of Representatives antitrust hearing on Wednesday in what may have been the result of a tech glitch.
Lawmakers, who held the hearing via videoconference, focused on asking the CEOs of Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc a barrage of questions on alleged abuses of market power.
Bezos was questioned intensely later on in the hearing. Any issue with his video stream would not have been the only technical challenge affecting the antitrust grilling in Washington, however.
 

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First Published: Jul 30 2020 | 1:14 PM IST

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