Tech CEOs Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on July 29 about the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook.
The Washington Post’s Libby Casey will anchor coverage and be joined by reporters Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tony Romm and Cat Zakrzewski for analysis on how this event may affect consumers, the economy and legislation.
Of the four chief executives, Amazon’s Bezos is the only one to have never appeared before Congress. (Bezos owns The Washington Post.) Cook testified in front of the Senate in 2013, Pichai appeared in 2018, and Zuckerberg has made multiple appearances in recent years.
The hearing caps off a year-long investigation by the committee into anti-competitive practices by tech companies. Previous hearings by the committee have focused on the impact of big tech companies on their competitors, data privacy implications and the efforts of agencies tasked with antitrust enforcement. Read more: https://wapo.st/3hLLMPr. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK
In This Story: Tim Cook
Timothy Donald Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer under its cofounder Steve Jobs.
Cook joined Apple in March 1998 and was made the chief executive on August 24, 2011, prior to Jobs’ death in October of that year.
Since 2011 when he took over Apple, to 2020, Cook doubled the company’s revenue and profit, and increased its market value from $348 billion to $1.9 trillion.
In 2014, Cook became the first chief executive of a Fortune 500 company to publicly come out as gay. Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc., the National Football Foundation, and is a trustee of Duke University. In March 2015, he said he planned to donate his entire stock fortune to charity.