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Google parent Alphabet posts profit over $18 billion in third quarter; Twitter suffers $537 million loss
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Google parent Alphabet posts profit over $18 billion in third quarter; Twitter suffers $537 million loss

From July to September, its video service sold $7.2 billion of advertising space targeted according to content and users, against $5 billion in the same period last year, according to Alphabet

Apple rolls out vital app store changes in an attempt to stave off increasing regulation of Big Tech
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Apple rolls out vital app store changes in an attempt to stave off increasing regulation of Big Tech

Apple has announced long-demanded concessions after seeing investigations, lawsuits and rules pile up against what critics call an abuse of global dominance by big firms.

In Brad Stone's book Amazon Unbound, critical perspectives on the transformation of Amazon, and Jeff Bezos
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In Brad Stone's book Amazon Unbound, critical perspectives on the transformation of Amazon, and Jeff Bezos

Brad Stone’s Amazon Unbound is not just a sequel to The Everything Store which he wrote in 2013, but also a thorough look at just how Bezos was able to keep the innovation engine as well as the cash coffers at Amazon on an ascending curve.

Break up, merger restrictions and other ways US Congress is trying to rein in Big Tech
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Break up, merger restrictions and other ways US Congress is trying to rein in Big Tech

The bipartisan legislation targets the companies’ structure and points toward breaking them up, a dramatic step for Congress to take against a powerful industry whose products are woven into everyday life.

US antitrust overhaul: What it means for the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook; how it would change big tech
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US antitrust overhaul: What it means for the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook; how it would change big tech

Even if only some of the proposals are passed as law, they will likely have significant consequences for the way big tech does business globally.

UK watchdog is looking into iOS, Android 'mobile ecosystem' over concerns of the tech giants stifling competition
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UK watchdog is looking into iOS, Android 'mobile ecosystem' over concerns of the tech giants stifling competition

The authority said it’s taking a closer look at the “effective duopoly” Google and Apple have on the various gateways through which users can access online content.

India must take cue from Australian model of maintaining power balance between Big Tech, digital news media
India

India must take cue from Australian model of maintaining power balance between Big Tech, digital news media

Journalism is a critically important sector for a healthy democracy. Thus, the State cannot be a fence sitter when journalism is not financially sustainable

Regulatory setup for media in India: An evaluation of fault lines in media regulation today
India

Regulatory setup for media in India: An evaluation of fault lines in media regulation today

The kind of direct governmental regulations for news platforms should be less focused on regulating journalists’ conduct, and more about protecting their speech

US trade commission and over 40 states accuse Facebook of illegally crushing competition
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US trade commission and over 40 states accuse Facebook of illegally crushing competition

While Facebook said the regulators had ignored important history, the lawsuits set off a chorus of bipartisan support on Capitol Hill

Big Tech in the US to see no ease in scrutiny even as Joe Biden returns to White House
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Big Tech in the US to see no ease in scrutiny even as Joe Biden returns to White House

The halcyon days of an adoring Washington are unlikely to return when Biden takes the oath of office in January.

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, other big tech bounce back sooner, stronger than the economy
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Amazon, Apple, Facebook, other big tech bounce back sooner, stronger than the economy

Amazon reported record sales, and nearly 200% rise in profits, as the pandemic accelerated the transition to online shopping.

The Social Dilemma review: Netflix documentary ventures into the spooky side of technology
Entertainment

The Social Dilemma review: Netflix documentary ventures into the spooky side of technology

The Social Dilemma shows us how captivated by the comfort of information at our fingertips and the ability to always stay connected, we often resign ourselves to the perils of technology.

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google CEOs testify before US Congress, Bezos promises action if investigation reveals data misuse
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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google CEOs testify before US Congress, Bezos promises action if investigation reveals data misuse

Currently, it's unclear how much the lawmakers advanced their goal of bringing some of the world’s largest companies to heel.

Apple, Google, Amazon, other Big Tech companies have a climate problem; now being forced to clean up
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Apple, Google, Amazon, other Big Tech companies have a climate problem; now being forced to clean up

Apple's recent pledge is 'a big step in the right direction, if they make good on it' but regulators need to do more, say experts.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos willing to testify to US Congress investigating potential violations of antitrust law by big tech firms
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos willing to testify to US Congress investigating potential violations of antitrust law by big tech firms

The big four tech platforms are under investigation by a House Judiciary Committee panel and the US Justice Department.

A summer without big tech conferences is an opportunity to reassess our relationship with technology
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A summer without big tech conferences is an opportunity to reassess our relationship with technology

For a tech journalist, the summer months from April to June mean one thing. But earlier this year, when Mobile World Congress was cancelled, it was an indicator of things to come.

Irish regulators' first draft decision on big tech privacy probes will go for consultation with EU
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Irish regulators' first draft decision on big tech privacy probes will go for consultation with EU

The DPC said two of the 21 inquiries it had open into big tech firms had moved from the investigative stage to the decision-making phase.

France, US comes to a truce on how to push global 'digital tax' talks forward
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France, US comes to a truce on how to push global 'digital tax' talks forward

Both will set aside the dispute over France's digital tax on big tech companies to focus on securing a broader global deal.

Surveillance Capitalism: Meet author Shoshana Zuboff whose book highlights Big Tech's evil plans
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Surveillance Capitalism: Meet author Shoshana Zuboff whose book highlights Big Tech's evil plans

In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.”