The 4 moguls of Big Tech get some scary bedtime reading

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday’s edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech.

To get the Insider Tech newsletter delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here 


This week: 449 pages of scary bedtime reading for Zuck, Bezos, Sundar and Tim Cook

antitrust hearing zuckerberg bezos cook pichai



Graeme Jennings – Pool/Getty Images/MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images/Business Insider


At approximately 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, the US House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee dropped a 449-page depth charge on the tech industry. The report was not unexpected — it’s the product of a 16-month investigation and a public hearing with all the CEOs in July — but its release instantly was still a bombshell in the world of tech.

Referring to Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook as “the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons,” the legislators declared a “clear and

Read More
Read More

Big scary chasm opens up in Microsoft Flight Simulator reboot

(CNN) — Microsoft released its rebooted Flight Simulator program in August 2020, immediately wowing gamers with its hyper-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery.

The sim gives its users the ability to fly anywhere in the world, with our planet reconstructed with real-time weather conditions using Microsoft Bing mapping technology.

So it’s a little surprising that a huge terrifying abyss has opened up in the middle of Brazil.

Reddit user ReversedWindow appears to have been the first to report the freaky discovery and was brave enough to pilot an airplane down it.
Turns out it gets stranger: There’s a whole airport down there. The above YouTube video by Kwad Damage shows this remarkable journey to the center of the Earth, while the screengrab at the top is from PC Gamer’s Christopher Livingston’s adventure.

The airport in question is Lagoa Nova, which in the real world is a little airstrip in

Read More
Read More