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Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse
Instagram is in the midst of a transformation - what was once the place to share photos of food and social outings is quickly becoming a hub for information and advocacy.
Google has outgrown its corporate culture. It is time to learn from its elders
It may be just 21 years old, but Google is a fantastic company with amazing products and services, in the midst of a mid-life crisis. As so often in such cases, all seems well on the surface. Every day its search engine handles 6bn reque...
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’
The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to defend company before U.S. Congress by listing competitors
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Mark Zuckerberg will defend their respective companies before a congressional hearing on Wednesday by saying they face intense competition from large rivals.
Big Tech Funds a Think Tank Pushing for Fewer Rules. For Big Tech.
Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.
US Congress to grill heads of tech giants amid complaints over market dominance
Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai from Alphabet will all face questions. The hearing, originally set for Monday, has been rescheduled
Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country's Richest Man.
On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man. Goog...
With Facebook hemorrhaging advertisers, CEO agrees to meet with boycott organizers
Advertisers flee over the platform's tolerance of hate speech and disinformation. Is Zuckerberg about to cave?
Here Are The Things You Need To Know From Apple's Big June Event
Each June, Apple puts on a glitzy stage show attended by thousands of people and watched by millions more around the world. It’s the company’s flagship conference for developers, where it gives a sneak peek at new versions of the softwar...
Virus app U-turn: Britain to switch to Google & Apple tech for Covid-19 contact-tracing despite rejecting it earlier
The UK is set to use a "decentralized" model proposed by Google and Apple for its Covid-19 contact-tracing app. The previous model developed by the NHS sparked privacy and usability concerns.
Microsoft Says It Won't Sell Facial Recognition To The Police. These Documents Show How It Pitched That Technology To The Federal Government.
Last week, Microsoft said it would not sell its facial recognition to police departments. But new documents reveal it was pitching that technology to at least one federal agency as recently as two years ago.
Amazon Is Suspending Police Use Of Facial Recognition For One Year
The company is joining IBM, but it doesn't mean Amazon is totally out of the facial recognition business.
Jeff Bezos corrects angry ‘all lives matter’ customer email
"‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter."
Civil rights leaders say they're 'disappointed and stunned' after call with Facebook's Zuckerberg and Sandberg
The leaders said Zuckerberg gave "incomprehensible explanations" for not taking action against President Trump's "looting ... shooting" post.
Chris Masterson: Honestly embarassed to say I ever worked at Facebook. Learned a lot from some great people, but wow, fuck that company.
Mark thinks he’s playing some sophisticated long game where he’ll come out on top in the history books, but the reality is he’s used his money and influence to addict and misguide people.
Ex-Windows chief: Here's why Microsoft waged war on open source
Don't blame Microsoft's war on open source all on Steve Ballmer, says former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky.
Facebook Is Taking Down Posts That Cause Imminent Harm - But Not Posts That Cause Inevitable Harm
The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic. If it can do it now, why wasn't it doing it all along?
Amazon trials online food delivery in India
Internet giant Amazon is entering the meal delivery business with a trial in four parts of India's Bengaluru.
China injects US$2.2 billion into local chip maker SMIC
The investment comes as Washington restricts the ability of telecoms gear maker Huawei to develop chips using American technologies. SMIC, mainland China’s biggest chip maker, plans a share sale in Shanghai that could raise more than US$...
China will use 'all necessary measures' over latest rules against Huawei
China’s commerce ministry said on Sunday it is firmly opposed to the latest rules by the United States against Huawei and will take all necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms’ rights and interests.
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