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Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Oracle opens data centre to provide cloud services across Africa

Oracle opened a data centre in South Africa to provide local cloud services across Africa for the first time, joining the likes of Microsoft and Amazon in setting up facilities in ...

Platform News: Amazon

How Amazon’s battle with Reliance for India retail supremacy became a legal jungle

For more than a year, Amazon.com and India’s Future Group have been locked in a complex legal stand-off that has stalled Future’s $3.4 billion sale of assets to the US ...

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Amazon shortens COVID isolation, paid leave for U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc has told workers they only have to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, instead of 10 days, following updated US health guidance.

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

Walmart to hire over 3,000 US drivers as it expands home delivery

Walmart has said it plans to hire more than 3,000 US delivery drivers and build out a fleet of all-electric delivery vans to support its “in-home” grocery delivery serv...

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

Big Tech critics ask Raimondo for meeting after critique of European proposals

Critics of tech giants like Google pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for a January meeting after she expressed concern about proposed legislation in Europe aimed at reining ...

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Two US senators seek probe into Amazon.com labor practices

US Senators Marco Rubio and Sherrod Brown on Monday asked the Labor Department for a full investigation into Amazon.com Inc’s labor practices.

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

EU Parliament backs tough new rules to rein in US tech titans

EU lawmakers have voted to beef up draft rules to rein in US tech giants, including extending the scope to their retailing activities and to their business users outside Europe, as...

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Amazon cloud unit recovers from brief outage affecting third-party services

Amazon.com Inc has said it had recovered from a brief outage at its Amazon Web Services cloud unit that affected internet connectivity in two regions on the US West Coast.

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Apple closes in on $3 trillion market value

Apple Inc’s market value hovered just shy of the $3 trillion mark, following a stunning run over the past decade that has turned it into the world’s most valuable compa...

Amazon AWS

Outage shows how Amazon’s complex cloud makes backup plans difficult

Major companies using Amazon.com’s data services got a painful lesson this week about how the complexity and market dominance of the company’s cloud unit make it diffic...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Italy fines Amazon record $1.3 billion for abuse of market dominance

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday it had fined Amazon 1.13 billion euros (approximately $1.28 billion) for alleged abuse of market dominance, in one of the biggest ...

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Apple inches closer to $3 trillion market cap

Apple Inc is within striking distance of a $3 trillion market capitalization, a milestone that would make it as big as the world’s fifth largest economy after Germany, just o...

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

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Meta Platforms and Google have been hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and ...

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Amazon cloud outage hits major websites, streaming apps

A major outage disrupted Amazon’s cloud services, knocking out streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+, Robinhood, a wide range of apps and Amazon.com Inc’s e-commerce ...

Twitch launches tool to catch channel ban evaders

Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming site, Twitch, is launching a tool to detect users who try to access channels where they have been banned, it has said.