Covid-19

Twitch

Twitch seeks to ban creators that share ‘misinformation’ on the Internet

The move by Amazon.com-owned video streamer Twitch comes as other platform players are also seeking to crackdown on the spread of propaganda and fake news from Russian media outlet...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

Europe’s bid for AI standard faces long road, EU lawmakers say

Europe’s effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, with the debate focusing on whether facial recognition should be banned and w...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber posts profit as ride demand recovers, delivery remains strong

Uber Technologies has reported its second quarterly operating profit as demand for its ride-hailing service approached pre-pandemic levels and its food delivery business turned pro...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

White House: Spotify’s plan to add advisory to COVID podcasts is a positive step

Spotify’s plan to add a content advisory to any discussion of COVID-19 on its platform is a positive step, but tech platforms should do more to prevent the spread of misinfor...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple sales and profit top estimates as hit from chip shortages eases

Apple Inc has reported record sales in the holiday quarter, beating estimates due to high iPhone demand and growing subscribers, even as a chips shortage that it said has begun eas...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube permanently bans Fox News host Dan Bongino

Fox News Channel host Dan Bongino became among the most-followed conservative personalities to be permanently banned from YouTube, a week after the Google-owned video service said ...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon shortens COVID isolation, paid leave for U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc has told workers they only have to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, instead of 10 days, following updated US health guidance.

Blackberry

BlackBerry loses bid to dismiss BlackBerry 10 lawsuit in NY

A US judge rejected BlackBerry Ltd’s bid to dismiss a long-running lawsuit claiming it defrauded shareholders by inflating the success and profitability of its BlackBerry 10 ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter, Meta, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

Meta Platforms, Twitter and Pinterest have separately said they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the Omicro...

Platform Industry: SAP software logo

How SAP uses ‘social sabbaticals’ to retain employees

The pandemic era upended the world in all sorts of ways, but one of the most fascinating is the so-called ‘Great Resignation.’ Employees are moving out of their previou...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google says employees flouting vaccination rules will eventually be fired

Alphabet Inc’s Google told its employees they would lose pay and eventually be fired if they do not follow its COVID-19 vaccination rules, news network CNBC has reported, cit...

Facial Recognition software

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track COVID-19 cases

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the co...

Deliveroo

EU targets Uber, Deliveroo model with gig workers’ rights plan

The European Commission announced draft rules to give many drivers for online firms such as Uber and Deliveroo employee benefits, a move labour unions say is overdue but some compa...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google delays mandatory return to office beyond January the 10th

Google has said it is pushing back its January return-to-office plan globally amid growing concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and some resistance to company-manda...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook, Instagram remove Chinese network over fake ‘Swiss biologist’ COVID claims

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc has said it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake “Swiss biologist” ...