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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter begins rolling out subscription product to undo tweets

Twitter has said it will roll out a new subscription product initially in Australia and Canada called Twitter Blue, which will let paying users edit their tweets before posting and...

Dye and Durham: cloud software

Software maker Dye & Durham gets offer from management-led group

Dye & Durham Ltd, a Canada-based cloud-based software vendor, has received a buyout offer from a management-led shareholder group worth about C$3.4 billion (approximately $2.8 ...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei in US court after being accused of improperly helping its CFO

Lawyers for China’s Huawei will appear in a New York court to defend the indicted telecoms equipment giant against accusations it is improperly helping its chief financial of...

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei defence to ask Canadian court for delay in extradition hearings

The defense team for Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, will ask a Canadian court to delay upcoming hearings in her US extradition case, the court has said.

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei CFO’s lawyer disputes what HSBC knew as extradition case resumes

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s US extradition hearing resumed in a Canadian court with defence countering prosecutors’ claims that Meng misled HSBC about the Chinese telecom...

BlackBerry vehicle

BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform

Canada’s BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform intended to help automakers and providers standardize vehicle data and accelera...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Canadian officer in Huawei CFO’s arrest says he did not ask for phone passcodes

A Canadian police officer involved in the arrest of Huawei CFOOfficer Meng Wanzhou 2 years ago in a US extradition case testified on Monday he did not plan to obtain her cellular p...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei lawyers ask Canadian police why no ‘alarm bells’ rang during CFO’s arrest

Huawei Technologies attorneys resumed witness testimony in a Vancouver court, asking why facets of CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest failed to set off “alarm bells” to th...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Shopify to partner with TikTok in bid to woo more merchants to site

Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify said it will associate with TikTok to help its one million-plus merchants more easily advertise their goods on the brand new app, as it seems to gr...

Libra

G7 vows to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

Fiscal leaders of this world’s seven biggest economies on Tuesday pledged to fight rising ransomware strikes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also said no stablecoin surgery shoul...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Uber and Lyft spend big in California to oppose gig-worker law

Uber and Lyft collectively are spending nearly $100 million on a November California ballot initiative to overturn a state law that would compel them to classify drivers as workers...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei CFO lawyers say Trump’s comments have tainted extradition case

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou have told a courtroom that President Trump’s interference has complicated her extradition situation as they pushed to add ano...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber promises 100% electric vehicles by 2040 and commits money to help drivers switch

Uber has said every vehicle on its own global ride-hailing platform will probably be electrical by 2040, and it pledged to contribute $800 million through 2025 to assist drivers sw...