Covid-19

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

Sky News Australia says suspended from YouTube for one week

Sky News Australia has said it has been temporarily suspended by the video-sharing site YouTube following the platform’s review of content for compliance with its COVID-19 po...

LinkedIn allows employees to work fully remote, removes in-office expectation

LinkedIn allows employees to work fully remote, removes in-office expectation

LinkedIn will allow employees to opt for full-time remote work or a hybrid option as offices gradually reopen, Chief People Officer Teuila Hanson told journalists at our partner ne...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood, gateway to ‘meme’ stocks, raises $2.1 billion in IPO

Robinhood Markets Inc, the owner of the trading app which emerged as the go-to destination for retail investors speculating on this year’s “meme’ stock trading fr...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook’s slowdown warning hangs over strong ad sales,

Facebook Inc has said it expects revenue growth to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s shares down 3.5% in extended trading even as it re...

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 Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

White House sees YouTube, Facebook as ‘Judge, Jury & Executioner’ on vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines an...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix details video game push as it forecasts weak growth

Netflix Inc said it would make a deeper dive into video games as the movie and TV streaming service projected weak subscriber growth amid growing competition and the lifting of pan...

Joe Biden

Biden softens tone on Facebook, urges action on vaccine misinformation

Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook Inc, after saying last week that the social media company was “killing people” by allowing the spread of misinf...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber to let office staff work up to half their time from anywhere

Uber will let employees work half their hours from wherever they want as part of its revamped return-to-office strategy, the transport app company plans to announce on Tuesday, acc...

UK Diplomacy

UK and Singapore launch talks on digital trade agreement

This coming week, the United Kingdom and Singapore are due to start negotiations on a new digital trade agreement that could remove barriers, part of London’s push to become ...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s ‘Neighborhoods’ faces crowded niche market, profiling concerns

When Facebook began testing its new “Neighborhoods” feature in Canada last October amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant described it as a dedicated place for peop...

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook says on track to reopen all US offices by October

Facebook Inc expects to reopen all its US offices by October, with plans to offer flexible work-related options to employees, the social media platform has said.

Facebook App

Facebook to take action against users repeatedly sharing misinformation

Facebook Inc has said it would take “stronger” action against people who repeatedly share misinformation on the platform.

Platform News: Twitter App

Indian police visit Twitter office to serve notice about inquiry

Indian police have said they visited a Twitter office to serve notice to its country managing director about an investigation into the social media giant’s tagging of a post ...