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Politics • American • US
US House Antitrust Subcommittee will question tech CEOs over dominance of online platform
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Credit: Anthony Quintano (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The chief executives Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Tim Cook (Facebook) and Sundar Pichai (Google) will be questioned today by the United States House Antitrust Subcommittee that currently investigates the into market dominance of online platforms.

Rep. David Cicilline, chairman of the subcommittee has stated that "these platforms have been allowed to run wild and free from really any constraints" adding that the committee has to clarify "what the impacts are of the lack of competition in the digital marketplace".

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Amazon Prime Video launches ‘Watch Party’, let up to 100 people stream together
Prime Video Watch Party with chat feature
Prime Video Watch Party with chat feature Credit: Amazon

Amazon has launched Prime Video Watch Party, a feature that allows you co-watch streaming with up to 99 fellow Prime members, in the US.

The host of the co-watching session will be able to start, stop, and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the viewing, and those changes will also be synced to all participants’ devices instantly.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Tina Fey requests streaming platforms to remove "30 Rock" episodes with blackface
Tina Fey
Tina Fey Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Tina Fey, creator and star of NBC's "30 Rock", asked streaming platforms to remove episodes of the show that included blackface. Four episodes are in the processes of being removed from Hulu and Amazon Prime and are no longer available for purchase on iTunes and Google Plus.

In a letter obtained by Vulture, Tina Fey says: "As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,".