‘We called it Amazon heroin’: Congress makes Jeff Bezos listen to stories from crushed businesses

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At a congressional hearing today, Jeff Bezos rejected claims that his company unfairly crushes competition: “That’s not how we operate the business.” It’s hard to say if anything productive will come out of today’s congressional hearing on big tech companies and their marketplace dominance, but if there is even a sliver of societal value in watching the world’s richest man squirm, then you can’t say it was all for nothing. Read Full Story

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Tim Cook would like to remind you that Apple does not dominate any of its markets

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Tim Cook of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook were among the tech CEOs who downplayed their market dominance in front of Congress today. Wednesday’s Congressional antitrust hearing convened the CEOs of four tech-industry titans: Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. And during their testimonies, each CEO was firmly committed to downplaying the size of his respective corporate behemoth. Read Full Story

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Princeton health and theater experts are joining forces to help reduce the stigma of mental illness

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‘Manic Monologues,’ created with input from health professionals, aims to show an honest portrait of conditions like bipolar disorder. As a PhD student at Stanford University in 2017, Zachary Burton was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After hearing the news, he immediately struggled with overcoming his own preconceived notions about the condition, and what living with it would mean. Read Full Story

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The leadership speech Americans needed to hear during COVID-19 came from the Irish PM

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While the American president bungled the coronavirus response, other world leaders were giving far more clear-headed guidance. Tuesday, on St. Patrick’s Day, Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar gave a speech to his small nation that, in a normal world, might have been given by the leader of the free world, the president of the United States. But these are far from normal times. Read Full Story

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