Big Tech

White House

White House meets SME’s to discuss competition in tech sector

White House officials met with small and mid-sized companies to discuss competition issues in the tech sector, as momentum grows in the US Congress to rein in large technology comp...

Facebook

UK regulator shows assertive posture in blocking Facebook purchase of Giphy

The UK’s move to block Facebook-owner Meta Platform Inc’s acquisition of Giphy signalled a new determination to scrutinise digital deals.

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: 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 ...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook asks court to dismiss US FTC antitrust lawsuit for good

Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook asked a US court to dismiss and not allow the refiling of an antitrust lawsuit by the US Federal Trade Commission which urges a court to demand ...

European Union

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

European Union

EU rules aim for more transparency in targeted political ads

US tech giants will have to provide more data on their targeted political ads or risk fines up to 4% of their global turnover under draft EU rules seen by journalists, part of the ...

Platform News: Big Tech

US warns against IP, trade secret risks in draft EU tech rules

Draft landmark EU rules requiring US tech giants to share information with rivals could put at risk companies’ intellectual property and trade secrets, the United States gove...

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NBCUniversal to launch livestream shopping, following Big Tech’s lead

NBCUniversal is making its livestream shopping debut with a show on Instagram and other platforms during the holiday season, allowing viewers to buy clothing, home decor and other ...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Social media users could disable algorithms in new US proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would require internet platforms like Facebook and Google to allow users to see conten...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

US Senate bill would limit big tech mergers

Two US senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon.com and other tech giants to make acquisitions.

Faang

After Facebook change, Big Tech’s FAANG considers toothless MAANG

Facebook’s rebranding to Meta Platforms has launched a search for a new name for the high-flying FAANG group that also includes the likes of Apple, Amazon.com, Netflix and Al...

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

US consumer watchdog to review Big Tech data, promote lending competition

Chief consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra has told US lawmakers his agency will review Big Tech’s impact on the flow of money in the economy as leading technology firms us...

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

US consumer watchdog to query tech giants over financial data

The US consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to ...

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

Big Tech to face another bipartisan US antitrust bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, headed by Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Republican Chuck Grassley, plan to introduce a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazo...

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