Tech writer Andy Ihnatko spoke with Boston Public Radio on Friday about the congressional big tech hearing on Wednesday, at which Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Tim Cook of Apple, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet — the parent company of Google — virtually testified.

"This was really huge, because this is the end result of a year-long focused investigation from the House Judiciary Committee to specifically look into whether these four companies have been abusing their size and power," he said.