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Instagram says resolved issue affecting some users

Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Monday it had resolved an issue that had caused glitches and downtime for some users of the social media platform.

Platform News: Snap Inc

From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Led by Facebook, social media platforms from YouTube to Snap and Twitter are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during secon...

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 News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook’s WhatsApp after its peers objected to its d...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google and Facebook set to squash initial iOS fears, show big revenue jump

Wall Street expects Alphabet and Facebook to report a surge in digital ad sales this week after smaller rivals showed soaring demand, bolstering expectations that the impact of App...

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Facebook sets up new team to work on the ‘metaverse’

Facebook is creating a product team to work on the “metaverse,” a digital world where people can move between different devices and communicate in a virtual environment...

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...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook’s Kustomer deal set to face EU antitrust investigation

Facebook’s acquisition of US customer service start-up Kustomer is set to trigger a full-scale EU antitrust investigation next month, three people familiar with the matter sa...

Platform News: Facebook

Judge grants FTC more time to file amended complaint against Facebook

A judge in the United States has given the Federal Trade Commission until August the 19th to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc, an extension o...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content

A Russian court fined US social media firms Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete illegal content, the latest salvo in a standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

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Social audio app Clubhouse is no longer invite-only

Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it has announced.

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Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company has said.

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...