Communication & Collaboration News

The latest news and industry commentary on communication and collaboration platforms and the businesses building them.

Google Android

New Google Messages functionality and features announced

Google has just announced a slew of new features that are either coming to coming to Google Messages, or already launched and available to some users.

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.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Facebook is Meta

US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

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...

Chinese Flag

Fresh fears over Beijing regulatory crackdown drive China tech rout

Investor worries over the potential for a fresh wave of regulatory crackdowns by Beijing set off steep drops in Chinese tech shares.

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: 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...

Meta

Meta closes Kustomer deal after regulatory approval

Meta Platforms Inc has said it had closed its acquisition of Kustomer, a US customer service start-up, after winning conditional European Union antitrust approval for the deal last...

Chinese Flag

China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors

China’s industry ministry published revisions to draft rules dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country’s evolv...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta and Chime file lawsuit against alleged phishing scam

Meta Platforms has said it has filed a joint lawsuit with digital banking company Chime against two Nigeria-based individuals who engaged in phishing attacks to deceive people and ...

Pinterest social media news

Digital ad minnows Snap, Pinterest soar past giant Meta

For years, investors have wondered about the long-term prospects for Snap and Pinterest, smaller digital advertising players which have had to pick up the ad dollar scraps left ove...

Platform News: Amazon packages ready for delivery

Tech, growth shares shine in Amazon-led rebound after Meta rout

Growth and technology stocks rebounded late last week, as traders weighed stellar results from Amazon.com Inc against an unexpectedly strong US employment number that propelled Tre...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon trots out YouTube-sized advertising business

Amazon pulled the veil off its sprawling advertising business for the first time, revealing a business larger than that of Google’s YouTube.

Facebook is Meta

Meta’s share price wipe-out shakes world tech stocks

Shares of Facebook owner Meta plummeted 26% on Thursday, the biggest single-day slide in market value for a US company, after the social media giant issued a dismal forecast, blami...