• U.S. stocks end Friday on decline 23 Feb 2020 10:19 Feb 23, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN) Affected by the launch of the Federal Reserve's January conference minutes, as well as the issuance of uninspiring economic data, the U.S. stocks witnessed a noticeable decrease this week. By the end of Feb. …
  • Let’s come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials 23 Feb 2020 08:18 Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive “tax optimisation” by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Sunday. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is developing …
  • Social media curbs 23 Feb 2020 03:07 MOST of you reading these lines are strangers to me. What impression would I leave if, on our first meeting, I asked you questions about your salary, home address and family? It would not be a good one. Not only is this impolite, forcing you to answer …
  • US Pressures Spain on Chinese Tech Firms 23 Feb 2020 01:50 MADRID - The U.S. government warned Spain this week about the security risk inherent in opening its fifth-generation communications networks to Chinese mobile technology providers.  In meetings Thursday and Friday, U.S. officials warned Spanish officials …
  • 70th Berlinale kicks off with My Salinger Year starring Sigourney Weaver 22 Feb 2020 22:55 Europe’s first major film festival of 2020, the 70th Berlinale, opened on Thursday with My Salinger Year by Canadian director Philippe Falardeau. The film about the New York literary scene of the 1990s, features Alien star Weaver alongside Margaret Qualley …
  • G20 officials eye $100B annual boost by taxing tech giants 22 Feb 2020 22:46 This photograph taken on September 28, 2017, shows a smartphone being operated in front of GAFA logos (acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon web giants) as background in Hédé-Bazouges, western France. DAMIEN MEYER / AFP/Getty Images RIYADH …
  • Bank of England chief cashier signals support for official cryptocurrency 22 Feb 2020 21:19 The Bank of England’s chief cashier has signalled support for an official cryptocurrency, arguing it is “crucial” to central banks to consider stepping in before tech giants dominate. Sarah John, who is responsible for issuing banknotes at the Bank, said …
  • Buffett Touts Wind Energy Following Climate-Change Criticism 22 Feb 2020 19:44 (Bloomberg) — Warren Buffett, long under pressure from activists to detail how climate change affects his businesses, used part of his annual letter to shareholders to highlight how wind power generated by a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. utility shows the …
  • Digital Tax Fight Emerges as Global Economic Threat 22 Feb 2020 19:30 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The world’s top economic leaders warned on Saturday that an international tax fight between the United States and Europe poses a new threat to the global economy if a resolution is not reached this year. After two years of economic …
  • Warren Buffett's 2019 Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter 22 Feb 2020 19:16 To the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B): Berkshire earned $81.4 billion in 2019 according to generally accepted accounting principles (commonly called “GAAP”). The components of that figure are $24 billion of operating …
  • A 22-year-old Harvard grad launched his own amateur esports company for adult gamers 22 Feb 2020 18:30 "The main thing is obviously the prestige or the clout that comes with it," Lowkey.gg's CEO Jesse Zhang said, adding that winners will get custom apparel.Zhang graduated from Harvard at the age of 20 and is now 22. He came up with the idea …
  • Tech giants, the digital... 22 Feb 2020 18:18 Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive "tax optimisation" by global digital giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, G20 officials said on Saturday. Global rules are being developed by the Organisation for Economic …
  • The man behind the global struggle to create digital taxes 22 Feb 2020 17:49 “There’s no plan B,” said Saint-Amans, while tucking into a Caesar salad earlier this week in Brussels during a break between meetings at the European Commission, the European Parliament and local think tanks. His next destination: a two-day meeting of G20 …
  • Here are the tech issues to watch for during the Nevada caucuses - CNET 22 Feb 2020 17:08 The Democratic presidential candidates have made tech issues a major part of their platforms. Getty This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's full coverage of the 2020 elections. Nevada Democrats hold their state's caucuses on Saturday, …
  • OECD looking to tax social media giants 22 Feb 2020 16:56 The Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD) is urging world economies to come on one page to tax social media giants not where they form subsidiary companies but where they do business.  Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with …
  • Deepfake of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk in Star Trek universe goes viral 22 Feb 2020 16:03 By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 22, 2020 8:53:25 pm Though deep fake videos are a case of a concern, Star Trek fans gave a hoot to the video, due to the impressive technology used. An impressive deepfake of tech billionaires Jeff Bezos …
  • Let's come together to tax tech giants: G20 officials 22 Feb 2020 12:15
  • Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost 22 Feb 2020 12:02
  • Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 bln boost 22 Feb 2020 11:09 RIYADH (Reuters) - Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive “tax optimization” by global digital giants like Google (GOOGL.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and Facebook (FB.O), G20 officials said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is …
  • Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eying $100 bln boost 22 Feb 2020 09:43 * G20 officials aim for deal on taxing digital firms by end 2020 * OECD close to deal on minimum level of tax for digital firms * OECD estimates new tax revenue from digital at $100 bln a year By Stephen Kalin and Andrea Shalal RIYADH, Feb 22 (Reuters) - …
  • Why the big BBC questions remain unanswered – John McLellan 22 Feb 2020 07:45 The licence fee is back on the political agends but the case for scrapping it is not cut and dried, writes John McLellan Up in Orkney this week to meet the new man in charge of The Orcadian newspaper, high on Craig MacInnes’s list of worries was …
  • Canada's privacy watchdog probes facial recognition startup 22 Feb 2020 06:15 The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says Clearview AI's collection and stockpiling of more than three billion photos potentially violated Canadian law, if the photos were obtained without permission Published 12:43 PM, February 22, 2020 Updated 12: …
  • Govt remains befuddled over how to deal with online harm 22 Feb 2020 04:15 KARACHI: It has been four years since the draconian Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) was passed, but confusion still reigns in the country over how to deal with harmful content on social media. On Feb 15, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) — a …
  • TikTok Owner's Plan: Be More Than Just TikTok 22 Feb 2020 02:24 ByteDance Inc. is looking to ride the momentum of its blockbuster video app TikTok by launching new apps and expanding into e-commerce, games and other areas, as the company tries to compete against tech giants globally. The Beijing-based company has …
  • We must beware Big Tech companies seeking regulation 22 Feb 2020 01:26 In the late 19th century, the titans of American business in the Gilded Age – men such as John Rockefeller and Jay Gould – argued that as pioneers in a new world, where they were founding new industries and opening a continent to vast new possibilities, …
  • Cut-copy-paste 22 Feb 2020 00:59 By: Editorial | Published: February 22, 2020 2:45:47 am Tesler, who has worked with Xerox, Apple and Amazon, among other tech giants, had a simple philosophy — “no modes”. The computer is more personal than ever, the user experience almost infinitely …
  • Oracle Backed by 32 Briefs in Java Copyright Fight with Google 21 Feb 2020 22:52 News Oracle Backed by 32 Briefs in Java Copyright Fight with Google By John K. Waters 02/21/2020 A long list of individuals and organizations -- 32 in all -- filed amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Oracle in its …
  • Nevada Democrats bet its Google app will avoid an Iowa-like meltdown 21 Feb 2020 22:17 Nevada Caucus volunteers receive training for recording caucus results.  Win McNamee/Getty Images This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET's full coverage of the 2020 elections. Nevada's caucus is tomorrow. And the state's Democratic …
  • Take Five: 'Our currency, your problem' - all over again 21 Feb 2020 21:59 (Reuters) - 1/KING DOLLAR Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The dollar juggernaut rolls on. The U.S. currency has rocketed to a near …
  • Coronavirus: How COVID-19 shut down the tech industry - Android Central 21 Feb 2020 21:17 COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across the globe, infecting over 75,000 people and killing more than 2,000. An overwhelming majority of the cases are isolated to mainland China, and the country temporarily shut down all offices to contain further spread of the …
  • Tracking maps and Mahjong raids: China ups ante in fight against coronavirus 21 Feb 2020 21:15 Posted February 22, 2020 06:33:46 Chinese tech giants have begun deploying online maps to show nearby residents who are carrying the coronavirus or COVID-19, adding a controversial new tool in the country's battle to contain the outbreak. Key Points: …
  • Why we at Barnardo’s want Ofcom to have new powers to take on tech giants: Steve Oversby 21 Feb 2020 19:51 Remember a time when children would knock on a friend’s door to ask if they wanted to go out to play? And if you wanted to buy something then you went out to the shops? Or if you wanted to listen to music you bought a record or a CD? While some might …
  • Seattle metro area ranks as best place for new small businesses 21 Feb 2020 19:51 The Seattle metro area earned the top spot in a new study of the best places for new small businesses. The study found about one-third of the Seattle metro area's businesses were 5 years old or younger, and about 71% of businesses in the area were …
  • Large Cap Earnings in Tech Comprise the Majority of S&P 500 Gains 21 Feb 2020 16:12 The U.S. stock market appears to be muting the effects of the coronavirus outbreak and resuming its trajectory towards more highs. As far as earnings go, however, it’s large cap movers in technology that are leading the way. Tech giants like Facebook, …
  • Is Big Tech ready to combat disinformation campaigns in 2020 election? 21 Feb 2020 14:41 In 256 days, Americans will head to the polls to vote on whether to re-elect Donald Trump as President or to go in another direction. A lot will happen between now and then. But one thing is near certain: disinformation campaigns, both domestic and foreign …
  • President Trump's Economic Team: Big Tech's Massive Power Is Perfectly Fine 21 Feb 2020 05:27 President Donald Trump’s economic advisers are skeptical about rewriting antitrust rules to tackle the growing power of tech giants, according to the latest annual Economic Report of the President. The Council of Economic Advisers argue that the …
  • Attorney General Bill Barr Targets Sex Trafficking by Internet Giants 21 Feb 2020 05:27 Attorney General William Barr attacked Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on Wednesday, suggesting that online platforms have not done enough to tackle sex trafficking and other problems that plague the Internet. The Department of Justice (DOJ) …
  • Disinformation dystopia: Is Big Tech prepared for the 2020 election? 21 Feb 2020 04:46 In 256 days, Americans will head to the polls to vote on whether to re-elect Donald Trump as President or to go in another direction. A lot will happen between now and then. But one thing is near certain: disinformation campaigns, both domestic and foreign …
  • Apple Might Let You Change Your Default Apps, Other Giants Could Finally Get a Fair Shake 20 Feb 2020 21:44 Image: Getty Potentially yielding some bitterly-contested ground, Apple is thinking about allowing its users to replace their default essential apps like Safari, Mail, and Apple Music with third-party apps, Bloomberg reports. [Muted golf clap.] This comes …
  • 'An issue of survival': Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants 20 Feb 2020 20:48 Interview Mozilla's head of EU public policy, Raegan MacDonald, reckons effective regulation to protect privacy and enable fair competition is an "issue of survival" for Mozilla and other independent companies. The browser developer …
  • Will the shows go on? Coronavirus, MWC cancellation hang over tech conferences 20 Feb 2020 18:02 For months, Metawave Corp. eagerly anticipated one of its most important events of the year: 20 one-on-one meetings with key business partners that would launch the San Diego-based startup’s business plans into 2020. Those meetings were set at a private …
  • Why Tech Firms Want (Some) Facial Recognition Rules: QuickTake 20 Feb 2020 14:50 1. Who in tech wants regulations for facial recognition? Alphabet Inc. chief Sundar Pichai recently said it was important that government and regulation “tackles it sooner rather than later.” Microsoft. Corp was among the first of the tech giants to urge …
  • Attorney General Barr blasts Big Tech, raising prospect that firms could be held liable for dangerous, viral content online 20 Feb 2020 14:50 “No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts,” Barr said in a speech, reflecting on the origin of the statute. “They have become titans.” Barr’s comments came during a day-long summit focused on the law, which aimed to study whether the decades-old …
  • Kickstarter union seen as breakthrough for tech activism 20 Feb 2020 11:40 The decision by employees at crowdfunding company Kickstarter to unionize is a historic first in the tech industry, highlighting the growing trend of worker activism in Silicon Valley.  Kickstarter staff on Tuesday became the first white-collar tech …
  • EU lapses in effort to compete with big tech, takes the lead in AI ethics 20 Feb 2020 09:08 CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Feb. 19, 2020 EU lapses in effort to compete with big tech, takes the lead in AI ethics Newswise — The European Union revealed a plan on Wednesday to compete with the growth of tech conglomerates in the U.S., Asia …
  • Tech jobs advertised in the UK plunged by half in 2019 20 Feb 2020 00:54 The number of tech jobs advertised in the UK fell 52 per cent from mid-2019 to the end of the year, analysis published today said. The research found there were 78,000 jobs listed on social network Linkedin that required skills in emerging technologies at …
  • The Tech Revolt Finally Comes for Oracle 19 Feb 2020 22:58 Photo: Kimberly White (Getty) Oracle isn’t a household name. Its product is software and cloud computing, and its customers are other companies—and so, it’s avoided much of the scrutiny heaped on public-facing firms like Facebook, while making its co- …
  • AFP vows to damage tech giant reputations if found obstructing law enforcement 19 Feb 2020 22:22 Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Reece Kershaw has put digital giants on notice, saying he will not hesitate in damaging reputations if the companies deliberately obstruct law enforcement. Kershaw, speaking at the National Press Club in …
  • EU imposes tougher AI and data rules to curb tech giants' power 19 Feb 2020 20:46 The EU has today proposed a raft of new artificial intelligence (AI) rules to curb the power of US tech firms, forcing them to share their data with smaller rivals.  The white paper, which is part of a wider digital programme released today by the European …
  • Germany expects G20 progress on tax rules for tech giants 19 Feb 2020 20:31 German finance minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday he expected financial leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) to make progress at a Riyadh meeting on a global minimum standard of taxation for companies and new tax rules for tech giants. …
  • Social Media Giants Meet with WHO to Discuss Coronavirus Misinformation 19 Feb 2020 20:03 Information is a powerful tool and it can put capital markets in a daze if the message is unclear, particularly when it comes to investing capital. As such, the World Health Organization (WHO) met with the who’s who of social media last week to address …
  • The EU is right to scrutinize small tech acquisitions — but not in detriment of innovation 19 Feb 2020 18:52 Just yesterday, Europe’s top competition authority said it would be scrutinizing smaller acquisitions made in the continent by foreign tech giants. The comments, made by Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s (EU) chief competition officer, come amid an …
  • Barr blasts tech giants for dodging liability for harmful online content 19 Feb 2020 18:12 “No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts,” Barr said in a speech, reflecting on the origin of the statute. “They have become titans.” Barr’s shot at Silicon Valley offers the latest evidence that regulators in Washington — Democrats and …
  • Germany's Scholz expects G20 progress on tax rules for tech giants 19 Feb 2020 17:26 BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told Reuters on Wednesday he expected financial leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20) to make progress at a Riyadh meeting on a global minimum taxation for companies and new tax …
  • Europe, Overrun by Foreign Tech Giants, Wants to Grow Its Own 19 Feb 2020 16:52 LONDON — Across the digital economy, Europe has been missing. Apple, based in California, and Samsung, from South Korea, make the most popular phones in Europe. Facebook owns the most widely used social networks, Google dominates online search and …
  • EU imposes tougher AI rules to curb tech giants' power 19 Feb 2020 16:27 The EU is proposing a raft of new artificial intelligence (AI) rules to curb the power of US tech firms.  A white paper, which is part of the EU’s wider digital programme released today, sets out ways to limit the perceived dangers of technology.  Read …
  • UPDATE 2-EU bets on industrial data, new rules to catch up in global tech 19 Feb 2020 15:37 BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data, hoping that pooling the region’s deep industrial expertise will help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon Valley and state-backed Chinese …
  • Europe unveils its new digital strategy which will restrict tech giants. Here’s what it means for Facebook, Google owner Alphabet, and Amazon 19 Feb 2020 15:04 Facebook FB, -0.17% Google owner Alphabet GOOGL, +0.34%, and Amazon AMZN, +0.84% are facing a raft of new restrictions after the European Commission unveiled its new digital strategy today. The White Paper is focused on regulating artificial intelligence …
  • EU Plans to Create Single Data Market, Rein in US Tech Giants 19 Feb 2020 14:13 Europe 11:39 GMT 19.02.2020(updated 12:08 GMT 19.02.2020) Get short URL According to the European Commission, the bloc is planning to implement rules for the data market and artificial intelligence, so the new technology will take into account privacy and …
  • Europe unveils new digital strategy that will restrict tech giants and hurt Facebook, Google owner Alphabet, and Amazon 19 Feb 2020 13:52 Facebook FB, +1.69% Google owner Alphabet GOOGL, +0.05%, and Amazon AMZN, +0.97%   are bracing themselves for new restrictions being unveiled today by the European Commission to restrict the use of artificial intelligence and data. Fresh proposals …
  • EU bets on industrial data, new rules to catch up in global tech 19 Feb 2020 13:05 * EU wants to exploit Europe’s rich trove of industrial data * Rules could curb online platforms’ use of data * Other tougher rules expected by end of year (Updates with European Commission comments) By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The …
  • Lacking Its Own Digital Giants, Europe Plans New Approach 19 Feb 2020 12:44 Policymakers also outlined standards for industries to share data within the European Union, making it easier for companies and researchers to pool information they collect to better compete against the tech companies that control much of the world’s data. …
  • EU plans industrial data push, rules to rein in U.S. tech giants 19 Feb 2020 11:39 BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission unveiled proposals on Wednesday to exploit Europe’s vast trove of industrial data and set rules to govern artificial intelligence and to rein in U.S. tech giants such as Facebook , Google and Amazon. The package …
  • Iran warns Korean tech firms: reports 19 Feb 2020 09:20 South Korean tech giants including Samsung Electronics may face punitive measures by Iran in relation to business decisions that may have been influenced by US sanctions, reports and industry watchers said Tuesday. According to news reports, Iran could …
  • EU to unveil plans to boost European firms, rein in U.S. tech giants 19 Feb 2020 00:32 FILE PHOTO: Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will on Wednesday launch the first of a raft of proposals to help European companies exploit their …
  • China Enlists Tech Titans To Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes 18 Feb 2020 19:41 125517246 story Posted by msmash on Tuesday February 18, 2020 @02:25PM from the growing-surveillance dept. In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it …
  • Spain moves forwards on taxing web giants' local revenues 18 Feb 2020 14:22 * Montero downplays risk of retaliation * OECD expected to draw up tax plan (Adds details, tax on financial transactions and background) MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Spanish government has sent a bill to parliament proposing to tax revenues booked by web …
  • China Enlists Tech Titans to Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes: Report 18 Feb 2020 03:46 Photo: Greg Baker (Getty) In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those …
  • EU industry chief warns of more onerous tech rules by year end 17 Feb 2020 15:58 BRUSSELS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The European Union will decide by the end of the year whether to impose rules reining in the market power of U.S. tech giants, the bloc’s industry chief said on Monday as he criticised Facebook’s proposals as insufficient to …
  • Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom 17 Feb 2020 15:45 Updated 10:40 am EST, Monday, February 17, 2020 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles as he shakes hands with European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Facebook …
  • ‘Hostile to User Privacy’: New Internet Observatory Pushes Tech Giants to Prune ‘Disinformation’ 17 Feb 2020 14:12 Opinion 23:00 GMT 14.02.2020Get short URL As part of a continued push to ensure internet users can only access information deemed acceptable by Western governments, Stanford University’s Internet Observatory is pushing tech giants to surrender more user …
  • Roundup: Tech's role in tracking, testing, treating COVID-19 17 Feb 2020 12:48 With the incidence of new COVID-19 cases growing by the day, healthcare stakeholders are continuing to search for tools and medications to help stem the tide.  We have seen the digital health community release a slew of new tools aiming to monitor the …
  • World Health Organization holds secretive talks with tech giants over coronavirus misinformation 17 Feb 2020 12:43 Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants spent a day in secretive talks with the World Health Organization to tackle the spread of coronavirus misinformation. Social media companies including Twitter and Youtube have already been working to remove …
  • Facebook founder reiterates need for greater regulation of big tech 17 Feb 2020 11:18 Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has reiterated a need for greater regulation of technology companies. In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times on Monday, Mr Zuckerberg said regulation is necessary, even at the risk of it …
  • China seeks help of national tech giants to track coronavirus with QR codes 17 Feb 2020 11:15 By Josh Horwitz SHANGHAI, Feb 17 (Reuters) - China’s government is enlisting the help of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to expand colour-based systems for tracking individuals affected with the coronavirus nationwide. On Wednesday, …
  • Tech draws scrutiny from rival agencies 16 Feb 2020 08:13 On paper, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are co-equals when it comes to making sure companies compete freely and fairly. But now the two antitrust enforcers are pursuing dueling probes of the country's internet giants. The FTC …
  • Our personal health history is too valuable to be harvested by the tech giants | Eerke Boiten 16 Feb 2020 07:18 Health data paints a rich picture of our lives. Even if you remove your name, date of birth and NHS number to “anonymise” yourself, a full health history will reveal your age, gender, the places where you have lived, your family relationships and aspects …
  • Another Tech Event Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns, This Time in the Bay Area 15 Feb 2020 15:08 Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard Facebook will no longer hold its global marketing summit in San Francisco next month, the company announced Friday, in what many are calling the Bay Area’s first reported cancelation attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Out of an …
  • How Facebook, Google, Amazon, other tech giants have joined fight against coronavirus? 15 Feb 2020 01:16 Comparison between SARS, MERS and 2019-nCOv Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has sent panic waves across the globe as it continues to claim lives and spike the number of infected people. In China, more than 63,000 people have been tested positive for the …
  • Zuckerberg says tech giants have to pay more taxes outside US 14 Feb 2020 17:30 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg notes that global tax reforms mean that the social media giant may have to pay more taxes outside the US, Reuters reported. “I understand that there’s frustration about how tech companies are taxed in Europe. We also want tax …
  • Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook 'may have to pay more' as he backs reforms on taxing tech giants 14 Feb 2020 08:18 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears increasingly resigned to the fact that his company will need to fork over billions more in taxes to European governments. Zuckerberg is expected to agree to newly proposed reforms that are likely to result in him paying …
  • Mark Zuckerberg to voice support for global tax on tech giants 14 Feb 2020 07:07 Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is to offer public support for international tax reform which would see tech giants pay more tax in Europe. The social network founder is due to speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday and meet world leaders and …
  • The DOJ Asks Startup Investors: Are Tech Giants Too Powerful? 14 Feb 2020 00:40 Whether the largest tech companies have too much power has become a common question in Washington, DC. The House Antitrust subcommittee and Federal Trade Commission both have active investigations on the topic. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice took …
  • Donald Trump dubs tech giants the MAGA club as their market value soars 12 Feb 2020 18:16 Donald Trump dubs tech giants the MAGA club as soaring share prices make Microsoft, Apple, Google and Amazon each worth $1 TRILLION - prompting president to take credit Four tech giants whose initials spell out President Donald Trump's favorite acronym …
  • FTC Asks Tech Giants To Hand Over Details Of Every Single Acquisition They Made Last Decade 12 Feb 2020 08:33 The United States Federal Trade Commission has ordered five technology behemoths to provide the information on every single acquisition they made between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019, not otherwise required by law. What Happened The agency …
  • Trump Gives New Definition To 'Make America Great Again,' And It Involves Tech Giants 12 Feb 2020 07:23 President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a new definition to his famous slogan "Make America Great Again." What Happened During a press conference on the signing of a bill to ensure better job opportunities for veterans in science, technology, …
  • Global tech giants make a 3.6m sq ft impression on Dublin cityscape 12 Feb 2020 06:15 But where will they all live? That’s the common refrain these days whenever there’s an announcement involving the expansion of the Dublin offices of companies such as Google, Facebook or Amazon. It’s a legitimate question given the seemingly relentless …
  • FTC broadens review of tech giants, homing in on their deals 12 Feb 2020 01:57 WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it had ordered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google’s parent company Alphabet and Microsoft to turn over information about past acquisitions, broadening its review of the power of big tech companies. The …
  • FTC launches probe on past acquisitions by tech giants 12 Feb 2020 01:21 The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has opened an antitrust probe on tech giants Alphabet Inc. (including Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft with regards to their past acquisition activities. The FTC is ordering the companies …
  • FTC demands merger data from tech giants 12 Feb 2020 00:43 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued special orders to Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to provide information on mergers that were too small to report to antitrust regulators, the FTC said today. The queries occur as the Justice …
  • F.T.C. Broadens Review of Tech Giants, Homing In on Their Deals 11 Feb 2020 20:20 WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it had ordered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google’s parent company Alphabet and Microsoft to turn over information about past acquisitions, in a broadening of its review of the power of big tech …
  • Tech giants face probe into deals going back a decade 11 Feb 2020 20:07 Image copyright Getty Images Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft are facing fresh scrutiny over whether they stifled competition by buying up smaller rivals. The Federal Trade Commission has asked the firms to hand over information about a …
  • FTC probing deals by Amazon, Facebook and other tech giants 11 Feb 2020 19:19 By Stephen Gandel February 11, 2020 / 2:10 PM / MoneyWatch The Federal Trade Commission is examining whether corporate acquisitions by America's biggest technology companies going back a decade have harmed competition, a sign the U.S. …
  • FTC orders Apple, Google, other tech giants to hand over acquisition info 11 Feb 2020 18:39 Getty Images The US Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it sent special orders to five tech giants -- Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft -- requiring them to turn over detailed information about past acquisitions. The FTC said it'll …
  • Deutsche Bank taps US tech giants to help with overhaul efforts 11 Feb 2020 12:54 Deutsche Bank has reportedly invited bids from Google, Microsoft and Amazon to overhaul its outdated technology networks as part of a wider turnaround effort by the German lender.  Deutsche approached the US tech giants as part of a €13bn (£11bn) …
  • China tech giants chip in to combat coronavirus, global shows impacted 11 Feb 2020 08:51 China tech giants Alibaba and JD.com have introduced initiatives to help combat the novel coronavirus, such as offering free services to merchants in Hubei and drone deliveries. The epidemic that has affected 25 countries also has led to the cancellation …
  • Apple, Google, Facebook and other tech giants 'avoided £1.3billion in tax in UK' 10 Feb 2020 23:19 Five tech giants are accused of avoiding an estimated £1.3billion in tax here in 2018. Apple, Google, Cisco, Facebook and Microsoft raked in a combined profit of £8.1billion here, according to think-tank Tax Watch UK. But it claims they use “complex …
  • 'Nightmare' scenario: Tech giants brace for virus chaos as factories restart 10 Feb 2020 19:52 The deadly virus has illustrated the increasingly central role China plays in global manufacturing, from clothing and chemicals to automobiles and especially technology. Just about every major piece of consumer electronics is made in China, from iPhones …
  • Tech Giants Sony And Amazon To Back Off From MWC 2020 Barcelona 10 Feb 2020 18:40 After ZTE and LG Amazon and Sony now announced to pull out from Mobile World Congress MWC 2020, the reasons for backing off from the annual mobile world congress is obvious, the threat of Coronavirus is lurking around and the world is getting conscious …
  • Chancellor misses out on £1bn in tax from US tech giants, think tank finds 10 Feb 2020 06:49 Five of the biggest US technology firms paid just £237m in UK corporation tax in 2018 despite generating billions of pounds in profits between them. According to a new analysis, the corporation tax bill for Apple, Google, Cisco, Facebook and Microsoft …