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Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

EU court to rule on Google’s $2.8 billion EU antitrust fine on November 10

Europe’s second-top court will rule on Google’s challenge against a 2.4 billion euro (approximately $2.8 billion) EU antitrust fine on Nov. 10, the first of a trio of c...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

EU lawmaker gets backing for tougher EU tech rules

A key EU lawmaker at the European Parliament steering the debate on tough new rules aimed at Facebook, Google and other large online platforms, secured backing to beef up Europeans...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

Platform News: European Union flags

After US push, EU pauses tax plan, but Ireland sticks to its guns

The European Union has agreed to delay a corporate tax plan for the bloc following pressure from the Biden-Harris administration and in a bid to facilitate a broader global tax dea...

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

Platform News: Didi

Didi app takedown may hit revenue, other US-listed Chinese firms probed

Ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc said a regulatory order that its app be removed from app stores in China could hurt revenue, while other newly US-listed Chinese firms also found...

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China orders Didi app downloads suspended over data violation

China’s cyberspace regulator has said that it had ordered smartphone app stores to stop offering Didi Global Inc’s app after finding that the ride-hailing giant had ill...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Pro-Trump app hacked on launch day as half million sign up

A social media site launched on Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former US President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked, and more than 500,000 people have registered to us...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google reports soaring attrition among Black women

Workers identifying as “Black+” or “Latinx+” left Alphabet Inc’s Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the company has said.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech wins two battles in fight with US antitrust enforcers

Facebook Inc won two big fights with antitrust enforcers – and joined the $1 trillion club for market capitalization – as a federal judge threw out two lawsuits against...

Platform News: Duolingo

Language-learning app Duolingo files for US IPO, reveals revenue surge

Language-learning app Duolingo Inc has filed for a US initial public offering and revealed that its revenue more than doubled in the first quarter this year.

Platform News: Dingdong

Dingdong valued at $6.6 billion as shares rise 19% in NYSE debut

Shares of Dingdong, backed by SoftBank Vision Fund II, opened 19% above their offer price in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange, giving the Chinese grocery app a valuation ...

Joe Biden

White House order pushes antitrust enforcement throughout US economy

The Biden-Harris White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in an industry...