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Regulator: Apple submits plans to allow alt payment systems in South Korea

South Korea’s telecommunications regulator has said that Apple had submitted plans to allow third-party payment systems on its app store, to comply with a law banning major a...

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Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Apple Inc on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep...

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Is Apple worth $3 trillion? Bulls, bears examine the case

Is Apple Inc really worth $3 trillion 16 months after becoming the first company valued at $2 trillion?

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Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

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Big Tech critics ask Raimondo for meeting after critique of European proposals

Critics of tech giants like Google pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for a January meeting after she expressed concern about proposed legislation in Europe aimed at reining ...

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US SEC rejects Apple bid to block shareholder proposal on forced labour

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking tech titan to provide greater transparency in its efforts to kee...

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Apple seeks dismissal of India apps market antitrust case, cites tiny market share

Apple has asked India’s antitrust watchdog to throw out a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market, saying it is too small a player in the South Asian country w...

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EU Parliament backs tough new rules to rein in US tech titans

EU lawmakers have voted to beef up draft rules to rein in US tech giants, including extending the scope to their retailing activities and to their business users outside Europe, as...

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Google says employees flouting vaccination rules will eventually be fired

Alphabet Inc’s Google told its employees they would lose pay and eventually be fired if they do not follow its COVID-19 vaccination rules, news network CNBC has reported, cit...

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Apple closes in on $3 trillion market value

Apple Inc’s market value hovered just shy of the $3 trillion mark, following a stunning run over the past decade that has turned it into the world’s most valuable compa...

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Apple inches closer to $3 trillion market cap

Apple Inc is within striking distance of a $3 trillion market capitalization, a milestone that would make it as big as the world’s fifth largest economy after Germany, just o...

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How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Meta Platforms and Google have been hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and ...

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Apple starts legal action against Russian regulator in App Store dispute

Apple has started legal proceedings against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform, the RIA news agenc...

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Google delays mandatory return to office beyond January the 10th

Google has said it is pushing back its January return-to-office plan globally amid growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and some resistance to company-manda...

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Microsoft shareholders back proposal seeking report on harassment

Microsoft Corp has said its shareholders had approved a proposal by Arjuna Capital, which sought a report from the software firm on the effectiveness of its policies to battle sexu...