Communication & Collaboration News

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

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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...

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...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Meta Platforms’ weak forecast sparks meltdown of social media stocks

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc’s quarterly earnings miss and poor forecast on Wednesday ignited a meltdown in social media stocks and threatened to smother a recent recove...

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: WhatsApp messaging app

EU: WhatsApp has until end of Feb to clarify privacy policy change

Facebook unit WhatsApp has been given until the end of February to explain changes to its privacy policy and whether this complies with EU consumer protection laws after complaints...

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...

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China targets celebrities, fan groups in new month-long clean up campaign

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has launched a month-long “clean cyberspace” campaign, which it said would target online abuse, “chaos” in cele...

Scott Morrison Australian PM

Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago, politicians said on Monday, issuing claims...

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.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google asks judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

Google has asked a federal judge to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the onlin...

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news

Brazil’s top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to req...

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China cyberspace regulator drafts new rules for internet behemoths

China’s cyberspace regulator has drafted new guidelines that will require the country’s internet behemoths to obtain its approval before they undertake any investments ...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.