Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos started to answer a lawmaker’s question at Wednesday’s tech antitrust hearing — only to be told that he had to unmute his microphone.
“Mr. Bezos, I believe you’re on mute,” one lawmaker can be heard saying.
Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were all allowed to participate in the hearing remotely, due to the pandemic.
It was a standout moment in the hearing and a sign of the times, as a powerful tech exec struggled with the same everyday annoyance as countless others during the current period of remote office work.
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Wednesday was a historic day for the tech industry — the CEOs of the sector’s most powerful companies were grilled in front of Congress over antitrust concerns.
The virtual nature of the hearing, however, meant that the executives attending remotely ran into some of the common pitfalls of modern remote work — including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who at one point had to be reminded by lawmakers to unmute his microphone.
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