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Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Platform News: Introducing a group of US-based Influencers on TikTok

TikTok rolls out support for 10-minute videos, challenges YouTube

TikTok, the viral platform that became wildly popular because of its once ubiquitous short-video model, is now allowing a select number of creators to upload videos up to 10-minute...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Russia tells TikTok not to recommend military content to minors

Russia’s communications regulator has demanded TikTok stop including military-related content in recommended posts for minors, in an announcement shared in its official Teleg...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook launches Reels globally, betting on ‘fastest growing’ format

Facebook is launching its short video feature Reels to more than 150 countries, its owner Meta Platforms has said, in a move to expand its fastest growing content format.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta shares sink 20% as Facebook loses daily users for the first time

Meta Platforms Inc’s shares plunged more than 20% after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple’s privacy changes and increased c...

Platform News: Big Tech

UK politicians: ‘Big Tech’ should reimburse victims of online scams

Big tech companies whose online platforms carry advertisements for scams should be made to reimburse victims, British lawmakers said, as part of wider efforts to combat a growing e...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google posts strong holiday sales, Alphabet shares surge

Alphabet Inc has beaten fourth-quarter sales expectations as the search giant’s internet advertising, cloud computing and hardware businesses benefited from holiday shopping,...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

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: 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...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Biden administration reviewing app security recommendations

The Biden administration is holding talks among federal agencies about the security of Americans’ data and whether the US government has adequate tools.

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba’s e-commerce empire under threat from Douyin, Pinduoduo

For more than a decade, Alibaba Group has been China’s undisputed e-commerce king but of late its crown has shown signs of slipping, unsettled by an influx of aggressive comp...

Internet Providers

Tech regulation leads the agenda at UK G7 forum

Governments, tech leaders and policymakers discussed working together to ensure the internet remains open and democratic, and to improve online safety by better regulation at a con...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent asks Douyin to start showing some copyrighted content

ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said it had received a request from Tencent to allow short videos, based on Tencent’s copyrighted films and TV shows,...

Platform Industry: NBCUniversal Comcast on the side of a building

NBCUniversal to launch livestream shopping, following Big Tech’s lead

NBCUniversal is making its livestream shopping debut with a show on Instagram and other platforms during the holiday season, allowing viewers to buy clothing, home decor and other ...

Platform NewS: China's ByteDance CEO and TikTok apps Founder

Source: ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming steps down as chairman

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chair of the company, after saying in May he would step down as CEO, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told journalist...