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This Week in Tech: 16th – 20th July

20th July 2018 - Duncan McClean

This Week in Tech is a new series we’re creating that will round up all of the Tech Headlines of that week. New articles will be released every Friday.

In this week’s roundup:

  • Amazon website crashed on Prime Day
  • Google told not to bundle their apps on Android by EU
  • US Senate wants Emergency Alerts to be pushed through Netflix or Spotify

Amazon website crashed on Prime Day

Unlucky for Amazon and their customers, on Prime Day, the Amazon website went down due to the ammount of people trying to access the site.

The outage mostly effected US customers.

Google told not to bundle their apps on Android by EU

The European Union have told Google not to bundle their Apps on Android phones or tablets.

Google has announced that it will have a massive effect on the Android ecosystem.

US Senate wants Emergency Alerts to be pushed through Netflix or Spotify

A US Senator is introducing a bill that could mean that streaming services like Netflix or Spotify could be a platform for sending out emergency alerts.

They are also proposing other changes to the emergency push system including removing the button to which users can disable emergency push notifications on their phones.


Duncan McClean

Founder of Iamlittle Tech Blog. Duncan writes most of the articles on Iamlittle Tech Blog.

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