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Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU Parliament backs tough new rules to rein in US tech titans

EU lawmakers have voted to beef up draft rules to rein in US tech giants, including extending the scope to their retailing activities and to their business users outside Europe, as...

Security

German cybersecurity watchdog issues red alert warning on software

Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, the BSI, on Saturday issued a red alert warning, its highest, on a flawed piece of widely-used software, saying it posed an “e...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Italy fines Amazon record $1.3 billion for abuse of market dominance

Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday it had fined Amazon 1.13 billion euros (approximately $1.28 billion) for alleged abuse of market dominance, in one of the biggest ...

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: Software titan Microsoft building

EU antitrust regulator seeks input on Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance deal

EU’s antitrust regulator is taking a deeper look into Microsoft Corp’s $16 billion deal for transcription technology company Nuance Communications, asking customers and...

Deliveroo

Uber and Deliveroo could be hit by draft EU rules for gig workers

Uber, Deliveroo and other online platform companies may have to reclassify some of their workers as employees under draft EU rules meant to boost their social rights, according to ...

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...

Nvidia Chips

FTC sues to block Nvidia deal to buy Arm

The US Federal Trade Commission has sued to block US chip company Nvidia Corp’s more than $80 billion planned acquisition of British chip technology provider Arm, adding to a...

European Union

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

European Union

EU rules aim for more transparency in targeted political ads

US tech giants will have to provide more data on their targeted political ads or risk fines up to 4% of their global turnover under draft EU rules seen by journalists, part of the ...

Platform News: European Union flags

Europe’s planned rival to Visa and Mastercard appeals for public funding

A planned pan-European payments network backed by 22 banks to compete with US duo Mastercard and Visa has appealed for public money, saying its private backers were not prepared to...

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UK orders in-depth probe of Nvidia’s Arm acquisition

The UK has ordered an in-depth investigation of Nvidia Corp’s planned $50 billion-plus acquisition of UK-based chip designer Arm, another hurdle for a deal that is being scru...

Platform News: Google

US states file updated antitrust complaint against Google

A group of US states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Google accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and breaking antitrust laws in its efforts to boo...

Platform News: Google search engine

US states file updated antitrust complaint against Alphabet’s Google

A group of US states led by Texas have filed an amended complaint against Alphabet Inc’s Google accusing the tech giant of using coercive tactics and breaking antitrust laws ...

Platform News: Big Tech

US warns against IP, trade secret risks in draft EU tech rules

Draft landmark EU rules requiring US tech giants to share information with rivals could put at risk companies’ intellectual property and trade secrets, the United States gove...