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e-commerce

Rakuten raided by anti-trust officials

Japanese anti-trust officials have raided the offices of Rakuten Inc after complaints from online merchants. The complaints against the Tokyo-based e-commerce platform relate to a ...

Nintendo

Nintendo CEO says it has no plans for a new Switch in 2020

The Chief Executive Officer of Nintendo Co. Ltd, Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that the gaming company has no plans to launch a new version of its wildly popular Switch gaming devic...

China

Facebook restricts employee travel to China amid Coronavirus concern

Facebook Inc has become one of the first US technology companies to ask its employees to suspend any and all non-essential travel to China. They hope to help prevent the spread of ...

iPhone

Apple hits back at the European Union over universal charger proposal

Apple has hit back against European Union lawmakers renewed call for a common smartphone charger, warning the move could hamper innovation across the industry.

taxation

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for overhaul of corporate tax

Interested to read that Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook has acknowledged that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, thus becoming one of the first CEO’s of majo...

France

Macron and Trump agree to tariff truce in digital tax dispute

The President of France has tweeted that he had a “great discussion” with President of the United States, Donald Trump over a digital tax that France had been planning. The Emmanue...

Google

Alphabet’s market cap hits $1 trillion

Shortly before close of trading on Thursday, Google’s parent company Alphabet became the fourth S&P component to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. It ended the day trading at $1...

Amazon

Amazon will invest $1 billion in digitising SME’s in India

Amazon.com Inc’s founder Jeff Bezos has stated that will invest $1 billion in digitising small and medium-sized business across India. Additionally, it expects to export $10 ...

5G

Using Huawei in UK 5G telecoms infrastructure ‘would be madness’

Senior US government officials from the US National Economic Council and National Security Agency presented the UK government with new evidence on Monday about what it sees as risk...

UK

US officials hold last-minute talks with UK over Huawei decision

A delegation of US government officials will arrive in London on the 13th January in the latest attempt to persuade the British government not to use equipment from Huawei, the Chi...

Facebook App

Facebook’s share price hits record high

Shares of Facebook Inc have finally recovered from its long period of scandal and turbulence, returning to their highest level since mid-2018.

Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg: No more annual goals

Facebook’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated that he is dropping his annual personal challenges this year to take a longer-term focus on the 2020’s.

Facebook

Facebook is changing its deepfake policy

Facebook Inc has said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platforms if they have been edited. However, the Menlo Park, California-based social media gian...

Healthcare

UK government outlines a £40 million overhaul to outdated NHS technology platforms

Fresh from winning a landslide majority in the recent UK General Election, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has stated that it is time to “get the basics right” with r...