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Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Sezzle

Buy now, pay later firm Zip to buy US rival Sezzle in $352 million deal

Buy now pay later (BNPL) firm Zip Co Ltd has said it would buy US-based Sezzle Inc in a A$491 million (approximately $352.59 million) deal, as it looks to further expand its reach ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei commits to consumer markets with ‘Smart Office’ launch

China’s Huawei launched seven new “Smart Office” products, including a top-end laptop and its first printer and e-ink tablet, on Sunday, underlining its commitmen...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber revamps driver pay algorithm in large US pilot to attract drivers

Uber is testing a new driver earnings algorithm in 24 US cities that allows drivers to see pay and destinations before accepting a trip and raises the incentives for drivers to tak...

Security

The new US export rules designed to freeze Russian tech

The United States has restricted exports to Russia of a broad set of US-made products as well as foreign-produced goods built with US technology, following the invasion of Ukraine.

Facebook is Meta

US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

FBI

FBI to form digital currency unit, Justice Dept taps new crypto czar

The US Justice Department has tapped a seasoned computer crimes prosecutor to lead its new national cryptocurrency enforcement team and announced that the FBI is launching a unit f...

Alibaba Office Building

US adds e-commerce sites operated by Tencent, Alibaba to ‘notorious markets’ list

Online marketplaces operated by China’s Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group were included on the US government’s latest “notorious markets” list of entities ...

Meta

Meta closes Kustomer deal after regulatory approval

Meta Platforms Inc has said it had closed its acquisition of Kustomer, a US customer service start-up, after winning conditional European Union antitrust approval for the deal last...

Paramount+

ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ ‘thinks local’ to go global with streaming

When the reality series “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” launches on four continents in June, ViacomCBS Inc aims to test a key component of its streaming strategy – using l...

Just Eat

Takeaway.com CEO: US delisting does not indicate plan to sell Grubhub

Just Eat Takeaway.com CEO Jitse Groen has said the company’s decision to de-list its shares from the Nasdaq stock exchange should not be taken as an indication of plans to se...

Platform News: Google

Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs it...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Head of US derivatives regulator urges key crypto role for agency

The head of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission told lawmakers on Wednesday his agency should take on a leading role in policing cryptocurrency.

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

SoftBank’s choice of New York for Arm listing deals a blow to London

SoftBank’s decision to list famed UK chip designer Arm is good news for New York, bad news for London and perhaps the best option left for the Japanese group after the collap...