Big Tech

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

Breaking up Big Tech in focus as new US antitrust bills introduced

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to...

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

Big tech supports global tax, but wants digital services levies axed

Tech giants could benefit from the agreement of the Group of Seven rich countries’ agreement to create a global minimum 15% corporate tax rate if the final deal also scraps i...

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

Germans, French and Dutch want more say over tech giants’ start-up deals

Draft rules targeted at Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple should be beefed up to allow regulators to vet their acquisitions of start-up rivals, Germany, France and the Netherlands...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Russia fines Google, Facebook for failing to delete banned content

A Russian court said on Tuesday it has fined US technology giants Google and Facebook over a failure to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, the latest development in an escal...

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...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

The coming storm: US state AG’s ask Congress for antitrust funding

On Monday, dozens of state attorneys general wrote to US lawmakers to urge Congress to fund their antitrust probes, which have resulted in big lawsuits filed against Google and Fac...

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

US House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’...

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

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...

Alibaba Office Building

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powe...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

GOP lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids’ mental health

Four GOP lawmakers in the US have requested Facebook, Twitter and Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children’s mental health.

Platform News: Amazon building

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: Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop anti-vaxxers, US states say

Attorneys general for 12 US states have accused Facebook and Twitter of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vacc...

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 Industry: Google search engine

US DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial

The Department of Justice in the US has accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust law while the s...