Panel steps up US antitrust probe with Big Tech request

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said documents being sought from Big Tech firms would enable the panel to move on its probe of whether they violated antitrust laws A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business […]

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

[ad_1] House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., leads his panel to approve guidelines for impeachment investigation hearings on President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad […]

Stormclouds gather for Facebook's Libra currency

[ad_1] Libra won’t ‘play at being pirates’ International outcry is mounting over Facebook’s Libra—with central banks, governments and regulators railing against the social media giant’s upstart cryptocurrency. Facebook unveiled plans in June for Libra—which will roll out in 2020—to be backed by a basket of currency assets to avoid the wild swings of Bitcoin and […]

KLM to replace Brussels flight with train to cut emissions

[ad_1] KLM will from March 2020 reduce from five to four the number of flights from Amsterdam to Brussels in a bid to cut its environmental impact Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, says Dutch airline KLM, when it comes to one of its shortest routes, it will soon be a train. […]

Amazon facing antitrust probe over its marketplace, report says

[ad_1] Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it’s using its influence to hurt competition. According to Bloomberg, investigators with the Federal Trade Commission have started interviewing small businesses about how much revenue they make on Amazon versus other online marketplaces like Walmart or eBay. Citing three […]

Google settles with labor board over employee speech

[ad_1] In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google says it’s reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.. […]

Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

[ad_1] This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Tech […]

Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers

[ad_1] After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers. In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said that the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will now partner with the Rape, […]

France will block development of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

[ad_1] Officials want to sqeeze Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, into the strict regulatory framework for financial products France warned Thursday it will block development of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe because it threatens the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. “I want to be absolutely clear: in these conditions, we cannot authorise the development of Libra […]

Netflix, Apple cross swords in Indian streaming market

[ad_1] Netflix launched in India in 2016 and two of its Indian-made series have won critical acclaim Competition in India’s booming streaming market is heating up as Netflix joins forces with a director of Bollywood feel-good blockbusters and Apple launches its TV platform for 99 rupees ($1.39) a month. Netflix announced late Wednesday a long-term […]