Communication & Collaboration News

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

Founder of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners Lee

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says “fad” of platform giants will pass

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said the dominance of internet giants is a “fad” that does not have to endure, adding that urgent change was ne...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Researchers suggest 10+ hacking groups are using Microsoft software flaw

At least 10 different hacking groups are using a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp’s mail server software to break in to targets around the world, cybersecurity comp...

Web Summit

Web Summit to license conference software, UN is its first customer

The organisers of Europe’s largest tech conference, Web Summit, have said they would start licensing out their conference software, with the United Nations as their first cus...

European Union

European Union: Germany is main target of Russian disinformation

Germany is the top target of Russian disinformation campaigns in the EU, a report said, as ties between Moscow and the West hit new lows over the poisoning and jailing of Kremlin c...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

Platform Economy: Parler App

Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app

Parler, a wildly social media app, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com of trying to destroy its business following the January 6th storming of the US Capitol building by suppor...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter aims to double revenue by 2023, teases new ‘super follow’ feature

Twitter will launch new features and products faster to refresh its business after years of stagnation, the company has said, aiming to double its annual revenue in 2023.

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit recovers from outage amid heavy trading in GameStop

Reddit recovered from an hour-long outage that affected thousands of users on Wednesday afternoon as volatility returned to stocks that were previously at the center of a slugfest ...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash

Late last week, WhatsApp said it will go ahead with its controversial privacy policy update but will allow users to read it at “their own pace” and will also display a ...

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

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Elon Musk’s invitation to chat with Putin online? ‘Very interesting,’ says Kremlin

An invitation from SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk for Russian President Vladimir Putin to join him for a chat on a social networking app? “Very interesting,” the Krem...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US asks courts to put TikTok appeals on hold pending review

The US Justice Department has asked two federal appeals courts to put on hold government appeals of lower court rulings blocking restrictions the Trump administration imposed on Ti...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook faces another UK class action after data harvesting scandal

Facebook is facing a second London High Court class action over allegations it failed to protect the personal details of about one million people in England and Wales, in the lates...