Amazon antitrust findings; Satya Nadella’s WFH tips; Mysterious $60B woman

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week:

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GeekWire Podcast: Amazon antitrust findings; Satya Nadella’s WFH tips; Mysterious $60B woman

A long-awaited report from a U.S. House antitrust subcommittee landed this week, and it slammed Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple for their alleged monopolistic practices in the online marketplaces they operate. Amazon responded with a scathing blog post that said the report featured “flawed thinking.”

Lots of tech people are working from home due to the pandemic, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some tips on how to do it and maintain your health and well-being. Schedule some short meetings, he says, and don’t forget your transition times.


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A new story from the Medium business publication Marker paints an extraordinary portrait of the life of one of the richest women in the world, MacKenzie Scott, which is all the more remarkable because she hasn’t given any interviews about her split from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos or her philanthropic pursuits since their divorce.

And the GeekWire Summit is going virtual this year, with sessions from Oct. 13-29, and special guests, including Bill Gates. Most sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the event site to register and get a sneak peek at who will be appearing.

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With GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and Taylor Soper. Produced by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell.

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Need a computer? 5 reasons why you need iMac 27-inch for WFH and 2 reasons why you don’t

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In a sea of laptops and smartphones, there are times when you do need a desktop computer. This is a need that is particularly felt nowadays as we all work from home. And when it comes to computers, the recently updated iMac 27-inch is a fabulous option. It is the kind of machine that goes beyond its purpose. It adds something extra to the user experience. Like the way Google Pixel phones do. Or like how some iPhones do. Or like home some of the smart speakers function. These are the products that are more than the sum of their parts, and the Apple iMac 27-inch is in the same league.

But why? Well, reasons. If you are looking to get a high-end desktop computer for regular use at home, the iMac 27-inch should be in your shortlist. That is if you don’t mind paying its high price, which if you can you should not mind because while the iMac costs a lot it is also worth it. Just like an expensive sports car.

But let’s be quick about it. We already detailed the iMac 27-inch in our review. So we give you 5 reasons to go for the iMac 27-inch and 2 for not considering it.

Reason 1: The primary reason why the iMac is such a great computer is its screen. Not only the 27-inch screen is expansive but its 5K resolution means it is one of the best screens money can buy in India. Irrespective of what you do on the computer browsing, streaming, watching videos, editing videos, editing photos every experience is elevated due to the quality of the screen.

Reason 2: The clutter-free design means the iMac looks great on the desk. By default, there is only one wire that you need to connect to