The Terms-of-the-Store Edition Sunday, July 26, 2020

Anti-trust Hearing With Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google CEOs Set For Wednesday, by Dalvin Brown, USA Today

Lawmakers have shown interest in Apple's App Store terms and Google's Play Store practices. Facebook has faced scrutiny surrounding its social media dominance and how it handles user data. Officials have questioned whether Amazon is abusing its power in the e-commerce landscape.


An Instagram Bug Showed A ‘Camera On’ Indicator For iOS 14 Devices Even When Users Weren’t Taking Photos, by Kim Lyons, The Verge

An Instagram spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the behavior was a bug and that it’s being fixed. The app’s Create Mode is accessible from the Instagram camera which could set off the camera indicator, and swiping into the app’s Camera from Feed may also trip it up.


CEOs Need To Learn Tim Cook's 'Empathy' Rule Of Management, by Don Reisinger, Inc

Employees are struggling with a pandemic and as Cook pointed out, the racial injustices some are experiencing. Business leaders need to keep that in mind and continue to have an open dialogue with employees to ensure they're being heard, their concerns are understood, and they're ultimately being treated in ways that make clear the company cares.

Apple Begins Assembling iPhone 11 In India, by Manish Singh, TechCrunch

Apple’s contract manufacturing partner Foxconn has started to assemble the current generation of iPhone units — the iPhone 11 lineup — in its plant near southern city of Chennai, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.

A small batch of locally manufactured iPhone 11 units has already shipped to retail stores, but the production yield is currently limited, the person said, requesting anonymity as matters are private.

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There was a break in my routines this past week. My wife has to go for some checkouts at the hospital, and I was to accompany her back as she was to be sedated during the checkout.

Before these strange times, I would have hung around. Drink some coffee, read a book, and listen to some podcasts. Technically, I could still do that now, since Singapore has opened up a bit, and dine-in services at available. (Limitation is five-at-a-table.) But my anxious mind forced me to take a bus to go drink coffee at home, before returning to the hospital afterwards.

Yes, human memory is short. But, I suspect, when we are out on the other side, a lot of us will have our habits and routines changed.


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