Tech News Weekly

Jul 1st 2021

Tech News Weekly 190

Turning Windows Up to 11

Facebook Antitrust, Windows 11 In Preview, Instagram Video, Florida SB 7072
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Category: News

After a federal judge dismissed two antitrust cases against Facebook, many are wondering what happens next. Windows 11 is available to developers, so here's a first look. Instagram says it's going to focus primarily on video sharing. A judge has issued a primary injunction against Florida's SB 7072 social media law.

First, Will Oremus of The Washington Post joins the show to talk about the ongoing battle to break up Big Tech. While some would look at a federal judge's recent decision to dismiss two antitrust cases against Facebook as a win for Big Tech, Oremus says this is just the beginning.

Then, Ian Sherr of CNET stops by once again to give us an update on Windows 11. After Microsoft released a developer preview, Sherr provides his initial thoughts and tells us how Microsoft is taking on Apple with its open, inviting approach in Windows 11.

Then, Ant Pruitt shares a couple of stories about Instagram. Firstly, Instagram may be working on subscriber-only stories for its massive influencer network. Secondly, the social sharing app says it plans to focus heavily on video sharing going forward.

Finally, Mikah discusses a judge's decision to block Florida's SB 7072, a law that would prevent some (but not all) social media companies from annotating and/or blocking the accounts of political entities.

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