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Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

Growth stocks led by tech

Growth stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan

Tech-dominated “growth” stocks are still not cheap despite some sharp falls over the last six months, analysts at US investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned.

Platform News: President Donald J Trump in talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook

President Trump’s Truth Social app set for release today in the App Store?

Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, appears set to launch in Apple’s App Store later today, according to posts from an executive on a test version vi...

Apple Google

Two US Big Tech antitrust bills backed by publisher trade group

A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one t...

Platform News: Tim Cook CEO of Apple

ISS urges Apple shareholders to vote against CEO Cook’s bonus

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) urged Apple Inc investors to vote against Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s remuneration, citing concerns around...

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap recovers from Apple privacy changes, shares surge 50%

Snap Inc has said its advertising business bounced back from the effects of Apple Inc’s privacy changes faster than it expected, and shares of the company skyrocketed 50% as ...

Apple Google

Bill targeting Apple and Google approved by US Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, particularly Apple and Google.

Platform News: Google

Alphabet eyes $2 trillion value after blowout results

Google parent company Alphabet advanced nearer to joining peers Apple and Microsoft in the elite $2 trillion market valuation club as the search giant’s shares surged more th...

Platform News: Big Tech

UK politicians: ‘Big Tech’ should reimburse victims of online scams

Big tech companies whose online platforms carry advertisements for scams should be made to reimburse victims, British lawmakers said, as part of wider efforts to combat a growing e...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple sales and profit top estimates as hit from chip shortages eases

Apple Inc has reported record sales in the holiday quarter, beating estimates due to high iPhone demand and growing subscribers, even as a chips shortage that it said has begun eas...

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

Apple poised for strong earnings despite supply constraints, Omicron

Apple Inc navigated pandemic-related supply chain issues better than rivals at the end of 2021, likely helping the iPhone maker surpass Wall Street revenue growth targets of 6%, so...

Platform News: Google

Three US states, DC sue Google over location-tracking

Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade use...

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.