Google IO 2021 is set to include some big tech announcements, but will the Pixel 6 smartphone be there?
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TechNode is launching the Techlash Tracker, a database of major regulatory moves involving big tech in China.
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"We need to break up these big tech companies. They have too much influence and they pose a threat to our democracy," Warren said in a Thursday interview.
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Chinese observers predict that Ant itself could be broken up, and Ant-like rectification plans could be imposed on big tech fintech platforms.
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The senator’s new book is an assault not just on Big Tech, but on basic facts of US history.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Florida is on the verge of passing legislation that would fine social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates. The bill was first proposed in February by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a supporter of former President Trump, although Florida Republicans insist the bill has nothing to do with the former president, a famous denizen of social media who was banned earlier this year by major platforms. The Florida House of Representatives passed SB 7072 by a vote of 77 to 38 on Thursday, after the state Senate voted Monday to pass the measure. The bill now goes back to the Senate to approve some of the changes made by the House; the Senate’s version called for fines of $10,000 per day for banning a... Continue reading…
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This week, we look at how the latest iPhone software update ties into the debate about regulating big tech.
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The S&P 500 notched a new record as data showed the US economy near full recovery. Facebook and Apple earnings also lifted the market.
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Loup Ventures' Gene Munster said Apple's Wednesday earnings report was the best he has seen in a decade.
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A busy week for stock markets continued on Wednesday, with a Fed interest rate decision and more big tech earnings coming into focus.
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Rather than a CEO-slamming sound bite free-for-all, Tuesday’s big tech hearing on algorithms aimed for more of a listening session vibe — and in that sense it mostly succeeded. The hearing centered on testimony from the policy leads at Facebook, YouTube and Twitter rather than the chief executives of those companies for a change. The […]
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This afternoon Alphabet, Microsoft and Pinterest reported their quarterly earnings results for the first three months of 2021. Microsoft and Pinterest have rapidly lost value after reporting their results, while Alphabet appreciated after its own earnings download. Sparing you a deluge of numbers, here’s what TechCrunch is pondering from each report in as few words […]
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The director of a new unit set up this month inside the UK’s competition watchdog — with a dedicated focus on tech giants’ impacts on digital markets — has been giving a hint of how it could operate, once it’s on a statutory footing and imbued with powers to sanction problem platforms and potentially even […]
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US investors were in an optimistic mood ahead of Microsoft and Alphabet's first-quarter earnings, pushing stocks to new heights.
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JD.com, Ant Group, Huawei, and others showed off digital yuan applications at a conference; China prepares for the Chia cryptocurrency.
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Another week, another big tech hearing in Congress. With a flurry of antitrust reform bills on the way, Democratic lawmakers are again bringing in some of the world’s most powerful tech companies for questioning. In the next hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 at 10 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on privacy and technology […]
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Biden chose a Big Tech critic for the FTC—GOP senators seem happy about it.
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Amazon.com, Google and Microsoft each have released platforms to manage millions of bookings
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The latest hearing to target big tech will drill down on competition in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The hearing, set for Wednesday at 2:30PM ET, will feature testimony from the two big app store gatekeepers, and three companies that have banded together to critique the immense power that Apple and Google command in […]
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