Communication & Collaboration News

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

Cisco

Webex participants near 600 million as COVID-19 pandemic flares again

Cisco’s video-conferencing app Webex spanned 590 million participants at September and is on course to record 600 million this month, almost double the amounts listed in Marc...

Joe Biden

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases and cloud hosting services

Facebook has said its WhatsApp messaging app would begin to provide in-app buys and hosting solutions, as it proceeds to boost revenue from the app whilst knitting together e-comme...

Fake News

How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election in November, social networking companies such as Facebook and Twitter have announced a slew of new rules for assorted post-election scenarios.

Google

US case against Google seen benefiting from Obama-nominated judge

The range of US District Judge Amit Mehta, chosen to the court by President Obama, to listen to that the US Justice Department’s case against Google, suggests a tough court b...

Google

Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

The US government’s antitrust case against Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search e...

Tech Titans

Japan to join forces with US and Europe in regulating ‘Big Tech’

Japan will combine forces with the United States and Europe to carry on almost any marketplace abuses by the four Big Tech platforms, the new mind of its antitrust watchdog has sai...

Trump Social Media

Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account, GOP outraged at company’s actions

President Trump’s re-election campaigns Twitter accounts was temporarily restricted late last week, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who enticed social media firms...

TikTok

MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Amazon

EU antitrust regulators may narrow Amazon investigation

EU antitrust regulators may narrow the scope of their year-long investigation into Amazon to speed up the case from the US e-commerce giant, people knowledgeable about the matter t...

Twitter

Regulator says Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities

Twitter Inc endured from cybersecurity shortfalls that allowed a “simple” hack credited to a Florida teenager to shoot over the accounts of many of the world’s mo...

iPhone 12

Apple enters the 5G race with its new iPhone 12 range

Apple has launched its own next-generation iPhone 12, using quicker 5G connectivity the Cupertino, California-based company hopes will spur a wave of updates and also keep its earn...

Facebook

Facebook will ban ads discouraging people from getting vaccines

Facebook will begin banning ads that explicitly dissuade people from getting vaccinated, the social media titan has stated, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information effor...

Twilio

Twilio to buy cloud customer data start-up Segment for $3.2 billion

Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc has said it would purchase customer information platform Segment for $3.2 billion within an all-stock deal.