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Google’s cloud taps AMD for new service as chip wars heat up

AMD and Alphabet’s Google Cloud have said Google will offer cloud computing services based on AMD’s newest data center chip, a move likely to intensify AMD’s push...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter testing ads on Fleets to catch up to Snap, Facebook

Twitter Inc has said it will begin testing ads on its disappearing posts feature called Fleets, as it works to offer more options for advertisers.

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap to buy augmented reality company WaveOptics for over $500 million

Snap has said it will acquire WaveOptics, a UK-based augmented reality (AR) technology company, for over $500 million.

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap adds more users than Wall Street expected

Snap Inc beat Wall Street estimates for user growth and revenue as the improved Android version of its popular messaging app Snapchat attracted more users, but growth slowed within...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

How will Trump get his message out without social media?

The decision by tech oligarch’s to clamp down President Trump’s capacity to talk to followers through mainstream social media may require him to tap more conventional m...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

US government asks tech CEO’s to ensure online platforms not used to spur violence

The US Department of Homeland Security sent a letter to CEO’s of five large tech companies asking them to ensure social media platforms are not used to incite violence in the...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snapchat removes Juneteenth photo filter after backlash

Snapchat took down a “Juneteenth”-themed filter and apologised to users for the lens, which drew criticism for being insensitive, the photo messaging app’s parent...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snapchat removes Trump account from its curated promotional section

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote US President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account i...

Platform Industry: Snapchat and Facebook social networks

Snapchat and Facebook join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death and racism

Facebook and Snap have become the latest US companies condemning racial inequality in the US as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an un...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France will force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Social networks and content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4% of their global r...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter bans posts that ‘dehumanise’ people in connection with diseases

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it is banning posts that “dehumanise” people because they have a disease or disability or because of their age, a step that happens to corr...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misle...