Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix rallies after sharing some global data

SAN FRANCISCO – Shares of Netflix jumped 3.4% on Tuesday after the streaming heavyweight unveiled historical data showing strong overseas growth, while Roku dropped 1.5% afte...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Instagram to collect ages in leap for youth safety, alcohol ads

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc’s Instagram said it will require birth-dates from all new users starting on Wednesday, expanding the audience for ads for alcohol and other...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter Inc is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide ...


Facebook warns EU regulators seeking data access about privacy, liability risks

BRUSSELS – Facebook warned European Union regulators on Monday against forcing tech giants to open their vast troves of data to rivals, saying such a move would carry privacy...

Platform News: Google

US lawmakers question Google about collection of health records

WASHINGTON – US Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren along with fellow Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bill Cassidy wrote a letter to Alphabet’s Google on Wednesday ...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Inc uses “aggregated data” from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in respon...

Big Data

Personal? Private? No such thing in data-hungry world

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Personal data reveals a slew of secrets about friends and family so regulators should stop fixating on individual privacy and safeguard ...


Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analysing business data

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft Corp announced on Monday a new service aimed at helping large businesses put to use the huge amounts of data stored in corporate systems.

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

Two plead guilty in conspiracy involving Uber, LinkedIn, others – US Justice Dept

WASHINGTON – Two hackers pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for a conspiracy to extract bounties from Uber Technologies Inc, LinkedIn and other corporations in exch...

Online platform ranking, by audience (US)

According to primary research carried out by the Pew Research Center between the 8th of January and February the 7th 2019, the percentage of US adults using social media platforms ...

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