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Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

The coming storm: US state AG’s ask Congress for antitrust funding

On Monday, dozens of state attorneys general wrote to US lawmakers to urge Congress to fund their antitrust probes, which have resulted in big lawsuits filed against Google and Fac...

Platform News: Google

Blocking Google class action would deny justice, UK court told

Blocking a proposed UK class action against Google, that alleges it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users a decade ago, risks allowing big business to behave with impunity, a l...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft sales grow on cloud strength, shares dip on heightened valuation

Microsoft Corp met analysts’ quarterly sales expectations and beat profit estimates, but its shares fell slightly as investors hoped for an even stronger performance after a ...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google sales top estimates; Alphabet plans $50 billion buyback

Alphabet beat quarterly revenue estimates and announced a $50 billion share buyback as the recovering economy and surging use of online services combined to accelerate its advertis...

Amy Klobachur

US antitrust senators query Google over testimony meddling concerns

US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee sent a letter to Google saying they were “deeply troubled” by what they called a possible attempt to influence witness testimony ...

Platform News: ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter files to go public via direct listing

Online job marketplace ZipRecruiter has filed to go public through a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the company said on Friday.

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Amy Klobachur

US senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

A panel of US Senators questioned officials from Apple and Google about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of small...

Platform News: Google

Daily Mail owner sues Google for monopoly over ad business

The Daily Mail, owner of the MailOnline newspaper, has sued Google, alleging that the search and advertising giant’s power over selling online ad space means newspapers see l...

Apple Google

Google and Apple executives to testify in app store hearing on Wednesday

Senior executives from Google and Apple will testify tomorrow about antitrust concerns related to their app stores along with executives of three companies which rely on those onli...

Yandex Delivery

Yandex to launch e-grocery delivery in Paris then London

Yandex is set to launch its online grocery delivery in Paris in the second quarter of this year, the company said on Friday, after strong demand in Russia during the ongoing COVID-...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google Earth’s timelapse feature puts a spotlight on climate change

Google Earth has added a timelapse feature to the popular platform, providing a glimpse into how climate change, urbanization and deforestation have altered the planet over the las...

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

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

US House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’...