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POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

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Apple pulls Wordle knockoffs from App Store

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it has removed from its App Store several knockoffs of Wordle, a website-only word game that has seen a recent surge in popularity thanks to celebrities...

Platform News: Signal private messaging app

WhatsApp co-founder Acton named Signal’s interim CEO

Messaging app Signal’s founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike will step down and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will become the interim CEO, Marlinspike said in a blog post.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter convenes a team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter convened a team to prepare the social networking site to address any harmful content associated with th...

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UK regulator shows assertive posture in blocking Facebook purchase of Giphy

The UK’s move to block Facebook-owner Meta Platform Inc’s acquisition of Giphy signalled a new determination to scrutinise digital deals.

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Facebook appeals UK ruling that it must sell Giphy

Facebook-owner Meta is appealing the UK’s ruling that it must sell animated images platform Giphy, saying the evidence does not support the finding that the deal is a threat ...

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

Big Tech critics ask Raimondo for meeting after critique of European proposals

Critics of tech giants like Google pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for a January meeting after she expressed concern about proposed legislation in Europe aimed at reining ...

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...

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Why Trump’s $1 billion capital raise was so popular

Former US President Donald Trump’s new venture inked the second-largest ever private placement with convertible stock for a merger with a blank-check acquisition firm, accord...

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Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

Facebook has paid 17 million roubles (approximately $229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunda...

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Facebook to win conditional EU nod for Kustomer buy, sources say

Facebook is set to gain EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Kustomer after offering remedies that allow rival products to function with those of the U.S. customer service ...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia fines Twitter, along with Meta and TikTok over banned content

Russia fined Twitter, Facebook owner Meta Platforms and TikTok on Thursday for failing to delete content the government deems illegal, a Moscow court said, the latest in a string o...

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Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report of collectively targeting about ...

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Dutch town approves licence for Meta data centre, biggest in Netherlands

The town of Zeewolde, 50km east of Amsterdam, on Thursday approved plans by Meta to build the largest data centre in the Netherlands from which Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp can...

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...