Platform News: Twitter App

Who is Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal?

Twitter Inc has promoted company insider and technology head Parag Agrawal to replace Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey.


Yahoo leaves China for good, cites “challenging” environment

Yahoo said it had stopped allowing its services to be accessible from mainland China “in recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment”, th...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank pays $1.6 billion for Yahoo Japan rights

SoftBank’s internet business Z Holdings Corp said on Monday it has agreed to pay Verizon Communications Inc 178.5 billion yen ($1.61 billion) to secure the rights to Yahoo br...

Platform Economy: Verizon wireless in the US

Verizon to offload Yahoo, AOL for $5 billion

Verizon Communications is getting rid of its media businesses that include iconic brands Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion, ending an expensive and unsuccessful run in the media and adv...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

EU urges online platforms to gird for new wave of COVID consumer scams

The European Commission has urged online platforms to prepare for a brand new wave of consumer scams linked to the resurgence of all COVID-19 infections in Europe and said they wil...

Attorney General Barr

US Attorney General accuses Hollywood, Big Tech of collaborating with China

William Barr took aim at Hollywood companies, including Walt Disney as well as large tech businesses such as Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Microsoft over company actions with ...