- The news was confirmed byDemocratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
- Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Bezos had all reportedly been confirmed by mid-June, although Zuckerberg and Pichai said they would only testify if Cook did too.
- Cook now appears to have agreed to testify.
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The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
Reports surfaced last month that the House Judiciary Committee had asked the four CEOs to attend the hearing, and Cicilline told Bloomberg subpoenas could be used to compel them to attend.
Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
Apple is also facing fresh antitrust scrutiny in the EU. On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store .
- UK regulators take aim at Apple's deal with Google to make it the default search engine on Safari
- VCs no longer value a founding team's background as much as profitability, and that could be yet another blow to waning founder-friendly terms in Silicon Valley
- Facebook and Google may be forced to share data with rivals as the UK seeks to check their power