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Huawei to roll out itds Harmony OS to more products next year

Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen, China-based tech titan plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system next year, and will promote them at home and abroad....

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Bezos says Amazon wants to work more with the Pentagon

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – The founder and CEO of Amazon.com Inc, Jeff Bezos said it would support the US Department of Defence as technology companies vie for more defe...

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Global financial watchdogs take aim at Big Tech’s data dominance

LONDON (Reuters) – Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technolog...

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Swedish start-up Epidemic Sound tunes into demand for original music

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify’s investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to ...

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Union accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of un...

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Big Tech faces growing number of US probes

Reuters – Big tech companies such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc face a slew of US antitrust probes by the federal government, sta...

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Amazon faces US antitrust scrutiny on cloud business: Bloomberg

Reuters – U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond retail operations to include its cloud-computing business, Bloomberg on Wedn...

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Under Pichai, Alphabet’s moonshot projects may face more scrutiny

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet’s leadership change has some investors hoping that the owner of Google will take a hard look at the cash-burning ventures ch...

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Strong subscription growth drives Slack’s earnings beat; shares rise

Reuters – Slack Technologies Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit as it signed on larger companies to its workplace communication platform, sending...

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Xiaomi launches online lending service in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp launched its online lending service in India, widening its offering of financial products in one of the world’...

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Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site t...

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FBI says Russian FaceApp is ‘potential counterintelligence threat’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers any mobile app developed in Russia to be a “potential counterintelligence threat,” it said...

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EU regulators said to be investigating Google (again)

Over the past decade the EU has been heavily invested in litigation against big tech. Notable personnel within the current and past US administrations have seen this as an unoffici...

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Exclusive: Amazon’s cloud unit readies more powerful data centre chip – sources

Reuters – Amazon’s AWS cloud computing unit has designed a second, more powerful generation of data centre processor chip, two sources familiar with the matter told Reu...