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Platform News: Big Tech

US bill would stop Big Tech favouring its own products

About a dozen US senators from both parties formally introduced a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazon and Google, from favouring their products and services.

Platform News: Apple retail store

Dutch watchdog finds Apple app store payment rules anti-competitive

The Dutch antitrust authority has found that Apple’s rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system are anti-competitive and ordered it to make changes, four ...

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South Korea’s parliament passes bill to curb Google, Apple commission dominance

South Korea’s parliament has now approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, e...

Platform News: Facebook VR

Facebook launches VR remote work app, calling it a step to the ‘metaverse’

Facebook Inc has launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets can hold meetings as avatar versions of themsel...

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Tinder owner bets on ‘summer of love’ to lift revenue as curbs ease

Match forecast current-quarter revenue above expectations on Tuesday, banking on its online dating apps including Tinder and Hinge attracting more subscribers as easing pandemic cu...

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US antitrust senators query Google over testimony meddling concerns

US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee sent a letter to Google saying they were “deeply troubled” by what they called a possible attempt to influence witness testimony ...

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US senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

A panel of US Senators questioned officials from Apple and Google about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of small...

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Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...