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Platform Executive’s ongoing news and analysis coverage of internet search engines, enterprise search vendors and specialised aggregation properties.

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misle...

Platform News: Google

U.S. lawmakers question Google about collection of health records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet’s Google o...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Some Huawei suppliers get U.S. approval to restart sales to blacklisted firm

Reuters – The Trump administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant after it was...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc uses “aggregated data” from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said...

Big Tech

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defence in congressional antitrust probe

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional commit...

Google Stadia

Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia

Reuters – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey̶...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple could raise annual ad income to $11 billion by 2025: JPMorgan

(Reuters) – The launch of Apple TV+, coupled with Apple Inc’s foray into digital services, could help the company increase its income from advertising by more than five...

Platform News: Google search engine

U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension...

FTC Investigation

FTC chief says has ‘multiple’ investigations of tech platforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday that his agency had multiple investigations of tech platforms, in addition to its known pro...

Interpol

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The international police organisation Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex p...

Platform News: 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...

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...

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...