Italy

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

USTR slams India, Italy, Turkey on digital taxes but holds off on tariffs

Digital services taxation adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against US businesses and therefore are inconsistent with international tax rules, the US Trade Representa...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Italian watchdog investigates Google over alleged advertising market abuse

Italy’s antitrust authority is exploring Google for alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Italian online display advertising market, it has said.

Libra

G7 vows to fight ransomware attacks; say stablecoin needs regulation

Fiscal leaders of this world’s seven biggest economies on Tuesday pledged to fight rising ransomware strikes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, also said no stablecoin surgery shoul...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Huawei Technologies ready to reveal its inner workings

Huawei Technologies is prepared to be thoroughly analysed to demonstrate that its technology doesn’t pose any threat to the states that includes its gear in the invention of ...

Libra

EU nations call for cryptocurrency curbs to protect consumers

Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands called on the European Commission to draw up regulation for asset-backed cryptocurrencies to protect consumers and maintain state ...

5G

TIM Chief Executive says not a problem to develop 5G without Huawei

The head of Telecom Italia has said Italy’s former telecoms monopoly would have no trouble growing 5G infrastructure should the government to prohibit Chinese provider Huawei...

European Union

COVID-19 accelerates European utilities’ digital drive

When the coronavirus pandemic plunged Italy to lockdown, it was decision time at Verampio power station. The control room, which runs a number of hydroelectric plants across the Pi...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

TIM excludes Huawei from 5G equipment tender in Italy and Brazil

Telecom Italia has excluded Huawei Technologies from a tender for 5G equipment for the core network it is preparing to build in Italy and Brasil, two sources familiar with the matt...

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Italians embrace coronavirus tracing app as privacy fears ease

Italy, the first major European country to roll out a smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections that does not rely on a centralised database, has already seen 2.2 million down...

Serie A Italian Football

Algorithm would decide Serie A positions in case of new COVID-19 suspension

Italy’s football federation (FIGC) decided on Monday to use an algorithm to calculate final rankings in the top-flight Serie A soccer championship if a new surge in COVID-19 ...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

Italy tests contact-tracing app to speed its exit from COVID-19 lockdown

Italy plans to use a contact-tracing smartphone app developed by start-up Bending Spoons to track people who test positive for the new coronavirus as part of efforts to lift its na...

Bocelli's Easter Service

Andrea Bocelli’s solo Easter Sunday concert scores YouTube streaming record

Andrea Bocelli’s solo Easter concert in a deserted Milan cathedral has scored a record as the most watched classical music concert on YouTube. 

Security

Italy’s social security website hit by major cyber attack

Computer hackers have attacked Italy’s social security website, forcing it to shut down on Wednesday just as people were starting to apply for coronavirus benefits, the head ...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft clarifies Teams usage surged 775% in Italy

Microsoft Corp has said it has seen a 775% jump in a month for Teams calling and meeting in Italy, withdrawing an earlier statement that the surge was for its cloud services in reg...

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