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Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Micosoft

Microsoft beats sales estimates as Azure growth ticks upward

Microsoft beat Wall Street estimates for annual revenue and profit yesterday, driven by a slight uptick in expansion in its flagship cloud computing firm since the software maker c...

Tech Titans

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, together accounting for about a fifth of their S&P 500’s total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks ...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court led a review of some provisi...

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Twitter flags Trump tweet on mail-in ballots over ‘disputed’ content

Twitter yesterday again flagged a tweet by US President Donald J Trump about mail-in ballots, including a disclaimer describing the article’s content as “disputed”...

Microsoft

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s evaluation of Big Tech businesses and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has ...

ByteDance

ByteDance in early talks to list Chinese short video app Douyin

TikTok-owner ByteDance is in talks and with investment banks to record its Chinese brief video app Douyin at Hong Kong, based on two people familiar with this situation.

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...

Quibi

Quibi to wind down operations just six months after launch

Short video streaming service Quibi has said it plans to wind down its operations and begin a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

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...

TikTok

Pakistan to unblock TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has made a decision to lift a ban on viral social networking app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading “obscenity and immorality...