The CEOs of all 4 big tech companies are slated to attend a US Congress hearing in July 2020
A Congress representative from Rhode Island, David Cicilline (Democratic Party) has informed the journalist Kara Swisher that the top executives at Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook would attend hearing proceedings before this assembly in July 2020. Of these, Tim Cook was the first to agree to appear at this event in mid-June, followed by Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg.
According to a Business Insider report, the 4 CEOs may be grilled on topics related to anti-trust practices at this hearing. In possibly related news, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has stated that it is about to investigate Apple's App Store and its developer relations.
Similarly, the European Commission has announced 2 new antitrust probes into the same company's Pay service, as well as its App Store. This body has fined Google billions of euros in the past for spurious business practices, and now appears to believe the Cupertino giant may be liable for similar treatment.