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Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon rights row throws French soccer into fresh turmoil

France’s Canal+ TV group has said it would stop showing top division French soccer games in protest at a decision to award some broadcasting rights to Amazon.

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix opens online store offering limited-edition merchandise

Netflix Inc will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on “Stranger Things,” “Lupin” and othe...

TRump, TikTok and WeChat

Biden drops Trump attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat; orders new review

The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...

Amy Klobachur

US Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets.

Platform News: Google search engine

Ohio sues to have Google declared a public utility

The US state of Ohio has asked a court to declare Google a public utility, a step the state’s Republican attorney general said would forbid the search and advertising giant f...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

G7 countries seem to be devising a way to catch Amazon in tax net

G7 states have found a way to include Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, on a list of 100 set to face higher taxes in the countries where they do business by targe...

Tim Cook of Apple

Apple adds virtual IDs on iPhone, video plans that rival Zoom, Teams

Apple Inc, facing accusations from rivals that it has too much control over its App Store, outlined plans to increase user privacy and keep consumer data out of other companiesR...

Platform News: Google

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Google said it would make changes to its global advertising business to ensure it did not abuse its dominance, bowing to antitrust pressure for the first time in a landmark settlem...

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

Big tech supports global tax, but wants digital services levies axed

Tech giants could benefit from the agreement of the Group of Seven rich countries’ agreement to create a global minimum 15% corporate tax rate if the final deal also scraps i...

AI optimised video chat

Skin in the game: Video chat apps tout ‘inclusive’ AI features

Video conferencing services have for years boasted that their technology is “intuitive” to use or “integrated” to function with other tools, but now vendors...

Bitcoin China

China blocks several cryptocurrency-related social media accounts

A slew of crypto-related accounts in China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform were blocked over the weekend, as Beijing stepped up a crackdown on bitcoin trading and mining.

Platform News: Apple retail store

European consumer group joins EU antitrust case against Apple

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) lobby group backed the European Union’s antitrust case against Apple which alleges it distorts competition in the music streaming ma...

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

EU tech rules should only target dominant companies, EU lawmaker says

Draft rules aimed at reining in the power of Facebook, Google, Amazon.com and Apple should only target these US tech giants, a leading EU lawmaker said, signalling a tougher stand ...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom forecasts upbeat revenue, expects boost from hybrid work

Zoom has forecast current-quarter revenue above estimates, as increased adoption of hybrid work models by companies is expected to drive steady demand for its video conferencing to...