Amazon

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US senator wants to ban ‘Big Tech’ from buying anything ever again

GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech over the past few years has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a m...

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Amazon’s vote win highlights the issues facing the US labour movement

Amazon’s fierce resistance to unionization, along with a general scepticism among workers that organizing could get them a better deal both contributed to the apparently lops...

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Amazon union drive losing by wide margin with nearly half the votes counted

Amazon.com Inc warehouse employees in Alabama were on track to reject unionization by a 2-1 margin with almost half the votes counted in an election seen as a potential turning poi...

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Twitch will ban users for ‘severe misconduct’ that occurs away from the platform

Twitch will ban users for offenses such as hate-group membership or credible threats of mass violence that occur entirely away from the site, in a new approach to moderating the pl...

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Microsoft wins huge contract with US Army to supply augmented reality headsets

Microsoft has said it has won a deal to sell the US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services.

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Oracle offers to move clients to cloud for free as it plays catch-up

Oracle Corp has announced it will migrate companies’ most complicated computer programs to its cloud for free as it tries to catch a new wave of potential cloud-computing cli...

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Ballot review in watershed Amazon union election stretches into Wednesday

The National Labor Relations Board’s review of ballots from Amazon.com’s landmark union election in Alabama will continue on Wednesday, with momentum for future labor o...

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German union calls four-day strike at Amazon sites ahead of Easter

The trade union Verdi has called for workers at six Amazon sites in Germany to go on strike from Sunday evening for four days in the latest attempt to try to force the US e-commerc...

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Amazon’s social media team bares its teeth in Washington

Amazon.com’s social media team bared its teeth this week to go after two big critics in Congress, namely Democrat Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes

At a time when US agencies and thousands of companies are fighting off major hacking campaigns originating in Russia and China, a different kind of cyber threat is re-emerging: act...

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US Senator speaks to Biden White House about key internet law

US Senator Mark Warner has said he has been talking to President Biden’s staff about Section 230 – a law protecting platform businesses – and expects his recent l...

Deliveroo

Deliveroo aims for $12 billion market cap in huge London debut

Food delivery company Deliveroo could make Britain’s biggest stock market debut since commodities giant Glencore went public nearly a decade ago, after setting a price range on Mon...

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WhatsApp hires Amazon Pay’s Mahatme to lead India payments

WhatsApp has hired a top Amazon executive to head its payments business in India, two sources told journalists, as the messenger service gears up to expand in the booming sector.

Deliveroo

Deliveroo aims to sell $1.4 billion of new shares in upcoming IPO

UK food delivery company Deliveroo has said that it plans to sell around GBP 1 billion (approximately $1.39 billion) of new shares in its upcoming initial public offering.