Top tech executives will be asked to testify in U.S. probe

The comments came a day after sources said the U.S. executive branch is gearing up for a similar probe of Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging investigation of some of the world’s largest companies.The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opened its own investigation into competition in digital markets on Monday, with both Republicans and Democrats expressing concern about the power exercised by several of the world’s most valuable companies.

Representative David Cicilline said, “It will be necessary for some of the leaders of the technology companies to be part of this conversation.”The Democrat added he was developing a witness list and that “I expect a number of them will actually testify before the committee or be interviewed as part of the investigation.”The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, which enforce antitrust laws in the United States, have divided oversight over the four companies, two sources told Reuters on Monday, with Amazon and Facebook under the watch of the FTC, and Apple and Google under the Justice Department.The probes could have financial implications for the companiesคำพูดจาก สล็อตแจกเครดิตฟรี. Brokerage Cowen cut its target price for Apple to $220 from $245 on Tuesday, citing antitrust enforcement concernsคำพูดจาก สล็อต789. Shares were trading up 2.7% at $178.00 in midday trade on Tuesday, as the broader market also rallied.

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