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Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Domination: Alphabet to buy more real estate in NYC, as big tech swoops

Google plans to buy an office building in Manhattan for $2.1 billion, as the Alphabet Inc-owned search engine giant joins fellow technology companies in investing in prime real est...

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Platform News: Big Tech

Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia fines Facebook, Twitter for not deleting banned content

A Russian court has said it had fined US social media companies Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, part of a wider crackdown by Russia on...

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

Federal Trade Commission meeting will investigate Big Tech’s small deals

The US FTC will hold its next open meeting on the 15th of September to hear staff findings on deals that Big Tech businesses such as Facebook and Apple make which are sometimes too...

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South Korea’s parliament passes bill to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

South Korea’s parliament has now approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, e...

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Australia considering new laws for Apple, Google, WeChat digital wallets

The Australian government is considering new laws that would tighten the regulation of digital payment services by tech giants such as Apple and Google.

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US to work with Big Tech, finance sector on new cybersecurity guidelines

The US government said it would work with industry to hammer out new guidelines to improve the security of the technology supply chain, as President Biden appealed to private secto...

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For bank regulators, platform giants are now ‘too big to fail’

More than a decade on from the financial crisis, regulators are spooked once again that some companies at the heart of the financial system are too big to fail. But they’re n...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google for not deleting banned content

A Moscow court has fined Google a total of 14 million roubles (approximately $190,398) for violating Russian rules on banned content, the penalty coming amid a wider stand-off betw...

Apple App Store

US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Snap Inc

From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Led by Facebook, social media platforms from YouTube to Snap and Twitter are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during secon...

Platform News: Google search engine

Big tech companies to allow only vaccinated US employees into offices

Big tech companies are making it mandatory for employees in the US to get COVID-19 vaccinations before entering campuses, as the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus drives...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.