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Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Union says Amazon continues to interfere with election at Alabama warehouse

A U.S. retail workers’ union has accused Amazon.com Inc of unlawfully interfering with a union election at an Alabama warehouse where the company had already been found to ha...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple to let iPhones accept credit cards without extra hardware

Apple Inc is planning a new service that will allow small businesses to accept payments directly on their iPhones without any extra hardware, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, ...

Netflix streaming platform

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US and Canada

Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the US depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete ...

Canadian Dollar

US concerned by Canada’s pursuit of digital services tax

The office of the US Trade Representative will consider “all options” if Canada imposes a digital services tax, a USTR spokesperson has said in a statement.

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

New York criminal case against Huawei still far from trial

A three-year-old criminal case against the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is still far from going to trial in New York, despite an agreement in the case that let...

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Instagram, ahead of US Senate hearing, tightens teen protection measures

Instagram has said it will be stricter about the types of content it recommends to teens in the photo-sharing app and will nudge them toward different areas if they dwell on one to...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify launches ‘Netflix Hub’ on its app to attract fans

Music streaming platform Spotify Technology has said it has introduced a new hub where fans can listen to all the official soundtracks, playlists and podcasts related to Netflix In...

Shopify Canada

Shopify’s revenue rises in run-up to key holiday season; shares up

Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify Inc reported a 46% rise in quarterly revenue as consumer spending “normalizes” after a year of a pandemic-fuelled online shopping fren...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to hire hundreds to drive ad sales in Europe, Australia, Canada

Spotify Technology is planning to hire hundreds of staff to boost its advertising sales in Europe and elsewhere, as the music streaming service looks to increase revenue from custo...

Platform Economy: Starting a simple business with Shopify e-commerce

Shopify enlists Microsoft, Oracle for business tools on app

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify is teaming up with top cloud companies including Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp to help merchants streamline their business operations.

Huawei Technologies

Canada’s decision on Huawei 5G gear due in ‘coming weeks

Canada’s decision on whether to ban Huawei 5G gear, as all the other members of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network have done, is likely to be made in “...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon faces Teamsters union drive at nine Canadian sites

The Teamsters Union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of U.S. e-commerce company Amazon.com, according to Reuters interviews with un...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon faces Teamsters union drive at nine Canadian sites

The Teamsters Union has launched campaigns to organize employees in at least nine Canadian facilities of US e-commerce company Amazon.com, according to interviews with union offici...

Platform News: Amazon building

‘Amazon won’t change without a union’: warehouse is Canada files for union vote

Workers at one of Amazon’s Canadian facilities have filed a request with a local labour board to hold a vote to form a union, Teamsters Canada has said, in the latest challen...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter launches subscription-based feature “super follows”

Twitter Inc launched a “super follows” feature on its social media platform on Wednesday, which would allow creators to generate monthly revenue by sharing subscriber-o...

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