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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...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

TikTok tells US lawmakers it does not give information to China’s government

An executive at TikTok faced tough questions during the video-sharing app’s first appearance at a US congressional hearing, saying it does not give information to the Chinese...

Facebook

Facebook invests billions in metaverse efforts as ad business slows

Facebook said it will start publishing the financial results of its augmented and virtual reality labs as a separate unit, where it is investing billions in its ambitions to build ...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

TikTok to be in congressional hotseat over school-trashing content

TikTok will face questions about content that may have led children and teens to steal from or vandalize school bathrooms and other facilities when it and other large social media ...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Global ‘Squid Game’ mania lifts Netflix quarter

Netflix’s global sensation “Squid Game” helped lure more new customers than expected, the world’s largest streaming service said on Tuesday as it predicted ...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Senate panel to hold new hearing on social media impact on young users

The US Senate will hold a hearing on October the 26th with tech businesses Snap, TikTok, and YouTube about their platforms’ impact on young users, a panel has said.

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.

Joe Biden

US agency submits initial recommendations on app data security to White House

The US Commerce Department has said it submitted an initial set of recommendations on data security under an executive order signed by Joe Biden.