Biden

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Returning the favour? Biden revokes Trump’s social media order

US President Biden has officially revoked an executive order by President Donald Trump that had directed regulators to limit liability protections for social media businesses.

Platform News: Xiaomi

US will remove Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing Trump decision

The US Defense Department will remove China’s Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a reversal by the Biden-Harris White House of one of Pre...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon wins $303 million court fight in blow to EU tax crusade

Amazon won its fight against an EU order to pay about 250 million euros (approximately $303 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg in a blow to competition chief Margrethe Vestager&#...

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

Tech giants join call for funding US chip production

Some of the world’s biggest chip buyers, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, are joining top chip-makers such as Intel Corp to create a new lobbying group to press for gov...

Ethereum news

Ethereum jumps to record high on report of EIB digital bond issuance

Ethereum, the number two cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, rose to an all-time peak, with market participants citing media reports about the European Investment Ban...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin tumbles below $50,000, other cryptos sink over Biden tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies posted sharp losses on Friday, on concern that President Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes will curb investments in digital assets.

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US lawmakers back $100 billion science push to compete with China

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have introduced legislation calling for $100 billion in government spending over five years on basic and advanced technology research and science...

Chipmakers

US China hawks seek to cut sales of chip-making tools to Beijing

Congressional China hawks are urging the Biden-Harris administration to restrict sales of chip-making tools to Chinese companies, similar to an action taken against telecommunicati...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

The US Supreme Court brought an end to a legal fight over former President Trump’s effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute...

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

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...

Platform News: A visualisation of Bitcoin, digital currency and cryptocurrency

Bitcoin falls after weekend record high as India considers a ban

Bitcoin dropped on Monday, falling from a record high above $60,000 over the weekend, as investors digested a potential ban from India on cryptocurrencies.

SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

The Biden administration adds new limits on Huawei’s suppliers

The Biden administration this week amended licenses for companies to sell to China’s Huawei Technologies, further restricting companies from supplying items that can be used ...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

White House says closely tracking Microsoft’s emergency patch

The White House is closely tracking an emergency patch Microsoft has released, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan has said, after an unknown hacking group recently broke in...

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