Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:
What's the deal with Google and antitrust?
Well, we've long known that the Department of Justice is likely bringing an antitrust suit against Google. What we've just learned this week is that William Barr, the attorney general, is pressuring them to bring it really quickly, and the career lawyers don't like that idea. Why is he doing that? Maybe because he thinks they're going slowly, maybe because he wants a political victory for Trump before the election.
Should we be worried about the decline in stock for Apple, Amazon and Tesla?
No, we should not. Those stocks, well, tech stocks swing wildly. All three companies are totally fine. Their stocks were quite inflated.
What is the controversy over Disney Plus's new movie, Mulan?
Amazing thing is that about five minutes ago, I got an e-mail saying my kids had purchased it and are watching it. The controversy is, what I saw, which is, "I've already paid for Disney Plus and I have to pay $30 more?" If they like it, it's worth it, but it's still a lot.