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e-commerce

Rakuten raided by anti-trust officials

Japanese anti-trust officials have raided the offices of Rakuten Inc after complaints from online merchants. The complaints against the Tokyo-based e-commerce platform relate to a ...

Nintendo

Nintendo CEO says it has no plans for a new Switch in 2020

The Chief Executive Officer of Nintendo Co. Ltd, Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that the gaming company has no plans to launch a new version of its wildly popular Switch gaming devic...

China

Facebook restricts employee travel to China amid Coronavirus concern

Facebook Inc has become one of the first US technology companies to ask its employees to suspend any and all non-essential travel to China. They hope to help prevent the spread of ...

iPhone

Apple hits back at the European Union over universal charger proposal

Apple has hit back against European Union lawmakers renewed call for a common smartphone charger, warning the move could hamper innovation across the industry.

France

Macron and Trump agree to tariff truce in digital tax dispute

The President of France has tweeted that he had a “great discussion” with President of the United States, Donald Trump over a digital tax that France had been planning. The Emmanue...

Google

Alphabet’s market cap hits $1 trillion

Shortly before close of trading on Thursday, Google’s parent company Alphabet became the fourth S&P component to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. It ended the day trading at $1...

5G

Using Huawei in UK 5G telecoms infrastructure ‘would be madness’

Senior US government officials from the US National Economic Council and National Security Agency presented the UK government with new evidence on Monday about what it sees as risk...

Facebook App

Facebook’s share price hits record high

Shares of Facebook Inc have finally recovered from its long period of scandal and turbulence, returning to their highest level since mid-2018.

Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg: No more annual goals

Facebook’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated that he is dropping his annual personal challenges this year to take a longer-term focus on the 2020’s.

Facebook Buttons

Facebook is changing its deepfake policy

Facebook Inc has said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platforms if they have been edited. However, the Menlo Park, California-based social media gian...

Singapore

Update: Razer and Ant Financial apply for a digital banking licenses in Singapore

California-based gaming business Razer Inc has stated that it is leading a consortium of companies that has applied for a online bank license in Singapore, thus joining the race to...

Hotel and Motel

Russia’s FAS launches investigation into Booking.com

Russia’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service has opened an investigation into the popular hotel reservation website Booking.com, the regulator said on the 30th December.

Facebook's Libra

Ueli Maurer: Facebook’s Libra has failed in its current form

The President of Switzerland has stated that Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has failed in its current form and needs reworking to be approved.

Facebook

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit US census participation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook, which has come under fire for allowing politicians to run misleading advertisements, said it will ban any ads that aim to limit participation i...