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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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Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion

Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with th...

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Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

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Apple to start enforcing new app privacy notifications in coming weeks

Apple has said that in the coming weeks it will start enforcing a new privacy notification rule that digital advertising firms such as Facebook have warned will impact their sales.

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US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in copyright case

The US Supreme Court handed Google a major victory, ruling that its use of Oracle’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s sm...

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US jury tells Apple to pay $308.5 million for patent infringement

A federal jury in Texas said Apple must pay about $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management.

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Apple gets boost in French privacy fight, but still faces probe

Apple has been given a boost as France’s antitrust watchdog rejected advertisers’ requests to suspend the iPhone maker’s upcoming privacy feature, but it still fa...

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More US states join antitrust lawsuit against Google

Four more states have joined a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and others against Google that accuses it of breaking antitrust laws to boost its already dominant advertising bu...

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Google to cut app store fee by half on developers’ first $1 million in sales

Google will cut the service fee it charges developers on its app store by half on the first $1 million they earn in revenue in a year, after a similar move by rival Apple last year...

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Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years ...

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Sources: Apple faces European Union antitrust charge on Spotify complaint

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks following a 2019 complaint by music streaming service Spotify, two people familiar with the matter said.

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How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

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Parler sues Amazon again, alleging effort to ‘destroy’ app

Parler, a wildly social media app, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com of trying to destroy its business following the January 6th storming of the US Capitol building by suppor...

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Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...