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After a 16-month probe, House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy “monopoly power”, suggest antitrust changes that could break up businesses

After a 16-month probe, House Democrats released a 450 page report on the competitive practices at Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. Their conclusion: all four enjoy, in their words, monopoly power, and the report outlines various changes to combat that including breaking up the businesses.

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Facebook says it will ban QAnon across its platforms, removing all “Facebook Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts” that represent QAnon

Facebook announced yesterday that it will ban QAnon across all of its platforms, removing all quote “Facebook Pages, Groups and Instagram accounts that represent QAnon." And overnight the reports have been trickling in that this is no mere slap on the wrist. Huge, huge Q-related groups and accounts are absolutely gone.

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SK Hynix says it is launching the world's first DDR5 DRAM chips, which support data transfer rate of 4,800-5,600 Mbps while operating at 1.1V vs. 1.2V for DDR4

SK Hynix says it is launching the world’s first DDR5 DRAM chips, which support data transfer rates of 4,800 to 5,600 Mbps while operating at 1.1 volts, versus the 1.2 volts for DDR4.

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Shogun, which helps companies build e-commerce sites on top of back-ends like Shopify or Magento, raises $35M Series B led by Accel

Interesting raise. We know Shopify has been on a tear. But if you’ve ever used Shopify to build out an ecommerce platform, you might be surprised at how limiting the framework is. Let’s just say you can build any type of ecommerce website you want, if you want to only build it in about 8 different flavors. Yes, you can pay folks lots of money to hack together workarounds to get it to do what you want, but that’s expensive. Enter Shogun, which helps companies build e-commerce sites on top of back-ends like Shopify or Magento. Shogun has raised a $35 million Series B led by Accel after, apparently, seeing its business grow 182% over the last year, with more than 15,000 companies now using the Tool. In other words, this is a play on the Shopify platform, but literally, on top of the Shopify platform. Like, a layer on top, allowing the platform to do things it won’t let you do.

More: TechCrunch

Is this VR treadmill a step toward Star Trek's holodeck?

We know that home workout tech is hot. Things like Peloton. Things like Mirror, which just got acquired. Even our longtime sponsor fightcamp. But could this be the next frontier in home gyms. The Virtuix Omni One is a VR treadmill. It’s something that VR enthusiasts have been imagining for years. Think of it as a slippery treadmill, or an infinity treadmill. Or, the first step toward Star Trek’s holodeck.

More: The Verge