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Platform Economy: SEC

US SEC Chair Gensler calls on Congress to help rein in crypto ‘Wild West’

The chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has called on Congress to give the agency more authority to better police cryptocurrency trading, lending and platforms, a &#...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for Justice post

Joe Biden nominated lawyer and Google critic Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in the latest sign the White House is determined to rein in the world...

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

The fight by Microsoft and Amazon for the Pentagon’s cloud contract

The US Defense Department dealt a blow to Microsoft Corp when the Pentagon announced it was scrapping the Trump-era award of a $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing project.

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

President Trump joins video platform Rumble ahead of Ohio rally

Former US President Donald Trump joined video platform Rumble on Saturday, the same day he will take the stage at a campaign-style rally in Ohio, his first such event since the con...

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

US panel votes yes on ‘break ’em up’ antitrust bill

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to require Big Tech platforms to choose between running a platform and competing on it, wrapping up two days of votes that...

US House of Representatives

US House panel approves higher merger fees and bigger enforcement budgets

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers and increase fees on the biggest mergers as the panel con...

Amy Klobachur

Amy Klobuchar fears Big Tech at home as Alexa, Nest dominate

US lawmakers from both the Democratic Party and GOP pressed Google and Amazon.com about their smart speakers markets, amid concern over the domination of the tech behemoths in this...

Platform News: Google search engine

Amazon and Google lead US Senate panel antitrust hearing witness list

Executives from Google and Amazon.com head the list of witnesses for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee next week, along with an executi...

Amy Klobachur

US Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets.

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

US Senate passes sweeping bill to address China tech threat

The US Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology.

White House Press Conference

White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity

The White House warned business leaders to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a major meatpacking company and ...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate advances sweeping tech bill taking aim at China

The US Senate has advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese tech, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a to...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate votes to open debate on China tech bill

The US Senate voted 86-11 Monday to open debate on a measure authorizing more than $110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five years in the face of rising com...

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