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Tech Titans

Tech earnings tsunami buoys Alphabet and sinks Apple

Alphabet rallied, Apple dropped and Twitter tumbled following a mixed bag of quarterly reports from top-tier tech businesses that investors have relied on this season to power a st...

Vestager

EU’s Vestager: Tougher new rules for tech giants, more power to enforcers

Tech giants will need to do much more to weed out harmful and illegal content while online gatekeepers will be bound by a list of dos and don’ts under new rules aimed at rein...

Google France

Google steps up campaign against EU push for tough new tech rules

Google has launched a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for tough new tech rules by acquiring US allies to push back against the EU’s digital chief a...

Donald Trump

Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

The CEO’s of Facebook and Google were grilled about the regulation of Big Tech by US senators, a hot-button issue before the presidential election on November the 3rd.

Google

Italian watchdog investigates Google over alleged advertising market abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is exploring Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it has said.

Social Media Giants

Twitter, Google and Facebook CEO’s defend key internet law

The CEO’s of Twitter and Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a US Senate panel, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg fought to connect almost, bringi...

Tech Titans

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, together accounting for about a fifth of their S&P 500’s total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks ...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court led a review of some provisi...

Microsoft

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

Microsoft, which has largely evaded Washington’s evaluation of Big Tech businesses and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has ...

Google

South Korean antitrust chief says Google has undermined competition

South Korea’s antitrust chief has said the agency considers US search engine Google has undermined competition, including that the bureau intends to present an instance to it...

Joe Biden

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Fake News

How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election in November, social networking companies such as Facebook and Twitter have announced a slew of new rules for assorted post-election scenarios.

Google

US case against Google seen benefiting from Obama-nominated judge

The range of US District Judge Amit Mehta, chosen to the court by President Obama, to listen to that the US Justice Department’s case against Google, suggests a tough court b...

Google

Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

The US government’s antitrust case against Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search e...