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Google

Google antitrust probe to expand into Android – CNBC

Reuters – The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit...

London

Focus on people as well as profit, business leaders told

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Consumers have the power to make companies behave better and look beyond the bottom line, business leaders and activists said on Wednesd...

Big Tech

Where US presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

Reuters – In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum, from ant...

TikTok

Exclusive: US opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisi...

Revolut

Revolut plans to raise $500 million next year to fund global expansion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – British-based digital banking app Revolut is in talks with investors to raise at least $500 million next year to fund a global hiring spree as it expand...

Quantum Computing

Samsung, UAE funds lead $55 million investment in quantum computing startup

Reuters – US quantum computing startup IonQ said on Tuesday it raised $55 million in a funding round that was led by venture funds backed by Samsung Electronics and the gover...

Women in Tech

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe’s largest technology conference found on Wed...

Facial Recognition

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Reuters – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Algorithm

Be more transparent about algorithms, Berners-Lee tells tech giants

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tech companies should be more transparent about how computer algorithms make decisions that affect people’s lives, the inventor of...

Line SoftBank

SoftBank’s Yahoo Japan confirms merger talks with Line, shares jump

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank’s Yahoo Japan, one of Japan’s top internet firms, confirmed it is in talks to merge with Line Corp, a $27 billion union that would brin...

Google

Google to offer checking accounts next year – source

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford U...

Disney Plus

Disney+ streaming exceeds expectations with 10 million sign-ups, shares surge

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co shares soared to a record high after the entertainment firm said its new streaming service, Disney+, had been met with “extraordinary consume...

Fake News

Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...

Streaming

British broadcasters join up for new BritBox streaming service

LONDON (Reuters) – A streaming service created by British broadcasters ITV and the BBC and went live on Thursday, entering a market dominated by Netflix and Amazon with a £5....