"Tech Giants" News 

New Zealand to target online giants with digital tax

New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global..
Reuters India - Published

Saudi defends app allowing men to monitor women relatives

Saudi Arabia has defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it. The Absher app provides..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for "Tech Giants"

Big tech results, Trump on the state of the union [Video]Big tech results, Trump on the state of the union

Josh de la Mare previews the big stories the FT is watching in the week ahead, including the results of the global tech giants including Apple, Google and Amazon, US President Donald Trump’s state of..

Credit: Financial Times     Duration: 04:48Published

Sen. Wyden Asks Apple, Google to Remove Saudi App Absher [Video]Sen. Wyden Asks Apple, Google to Remove Saudi App Absher

Human rights groups say the app, called Absher, can be used to stop Saudi women from leaving the country and control where and when they travel.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Lawmakers Want to Make Amazon Testify About Its Face Recognition Tool [Video]Lawmakers Want to Make Amazon Testify About Its Face Recognition Tool

Last year’s wide-ranging and critical congressional hearings caught Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple and other tech giants in their dragnet. Amazon, for the most part, came out unscathed, but that..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:49Published

Apple Blocks Facebook Over Covert Market Research Program, Escalating Tensions [Video]Apple Blocks Facebook Over Covert Market Research Program, Escalating Tensions

The ongoing feud between Apple and Facebook just heated up. Apple said on Wednesday that it revoked Facebook’s access to its Developer Enterprise Program, a move that kneecaps the social network and..

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 00:57Published

Do more to combat fake news, EU warns tech giants [Video]Do more to combat fake news, EU warns tech giants

EU commissioners unveiled a report on how far Google, Facebook, Twitter and Mozilla had come in complying with the bloc's Code of Practice on Disinformation.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published

Price Increase Isn't Killing Growth At Netflix [Video]Price Increase Isn't Killing Growth At Netflix

They know some of their shows are just too good to quit the service.

Credit: Celebrity Wire     Duration: 01:04Published

Critics Say FTC's Privacy Fines Need To Get More Serious [Video]Critics Say FTC's Privacy Fines Need To Get More Serious

The FTC issues relatively weak penalties to tech companies that break data privacy rules. A new record-breaking fine may be a chance to change that.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Walgreens Partners W/ Microsoft And Verily [Video]Walgreens Partners W/ Microsoft And Verily

Walgreens is facing stiff competition as CVS Health strike up a deal with Amazon. In response, Walgreens is striking a deal with Microsoft. Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina also wants them to partner..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:34Published

Samsung warns of big profit slide [Video]Samsung warns of big profit slide

A week after Apple cut forecasts, Samsung says it too is suffering as demand for chips slides. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Apple To Holds Emergency Staff Meeting Amid Lower Revenue Forecast [Video]Apple To Holds Emergency Staff Meeting Amid Lower Revenue Forecast

Apple employees are holding an emergency meeting at the company's headquarters Thursday after the tech giants revised their forecast downward in wake of slumping iPhone demand and weaker than expected..

Credit: CBS 5 SF KPIX     Duration: 01:49Published


EU agrees to curb unfair practices by tech giants, booking sites

EU countries, the European Commission and EU lawmakers clinched a deal late Wednesday to curb the powers of companies such as Google and Apple Inc with new rules.
Reuters India - Published

EU clinches copyright overhaul deal, tech giants in focus

The European Union is set to rewrite its two-decades-old copyright rules which will force Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc to share revenue with the creative industries and remove..
Reuters India - Published

EU countries, lawmakers clinch copyright overhaul deal

The European Union is set to rewrite its two decades-old copyright rules to ensure a level playing field between its creative industries and tech giants such as Google and Facebook, after striking a..
Reuters India - Published

India parliamentary panel urged to summon global heads of Facebook, other tech giants

Indian activists have petitioned a parliamentary panel to summon the heads of U.S. tech firms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google and question them on issues ranging from tax compliance to..
Reuters India - Published

In win for tech giants, EU copyright reforms stalled

EU efforts to reform copyright rules hit a roadblock on Monday as a meeting of lawmakers and officials was called off, prompting criticism of Google from publishers after it and other tech giants..
Reuters India - Published

Apple’s foldable iPhone to launch in 2020 with a distinct design: Report

Several big tech giants are already working on their foldable smartphones, and are expected to flaunt them this year. While Samsung has already showcased its foldable device at its developer conference..
BGR India - Published

China: Tech Giants At War! - R. K. Dewan & Co

There is a mindset that believes that people/companies involved in violating patents are "Pirates", "Violators of the law", "Shady Entities", however, this is not true and we have included this article
Mondaq - Published

LG unveils high-end Soundbars ahead of CES 2019

As we are nearing CES 2019, tech giants are gearing up to flaunt their innovative smartphones and gadgets. Ahead of the annual show, LG has unveiled its new high-end soundbars with Google Assistant..
BGR India - Published

10 super expensive things of richest tech giants

IndiaTimes - Published

Alleged photo of the OnePlus 7 or the first 5G OnePlus smartphone leaks online

5G smartphones are going to be taking the lead in 2019 with several big tech giants ready to take wraps off their 5G-ready devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S10, Huawei P30, and OnePlus 7. Among..
BGR India - Published

Facebook reportedly gave tech giants access to users' private messages, show leaked documents

Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Google, Facebook to Pay Over $450,000 to US Over Political Advertising: Attorney

[Russia], December 19 (ANI/Sputnik): Tech giants Google and Facebook will respectively pay $217,000 and $238,000 to the United States over their failure to comply with federal rules for publishing
Sify - Published

Facebook says companies got access to data only after user permission

Facebook Inc said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the social network allowed some tech giants far..
Reuters India - Published

'FB gave tech giants access to private messages'

Embroiled in a massive data breach following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has been reeling from a series of privacy scandals. In March, it was revealed that a British political consulting..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter and Google of democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe Tuesday at tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats.
IndiaTimes - Published

Google to pump in $1 billion to build new offices

Google joins two other tech giants from the West Coast, Amazon and Apple, which recently announced plans to further expand their presence in New York.
Zee News - Published

Google, Facebook face greater scrutiny in Australia

Flagging lack of transparency around the algorithms that Google and Facebook use to display ads and news, Australia’s consumer watchdog has said that the tech giants need to be monitored closely so..
BGR India - Published Also reported by •Sify

Australian watchdog wants a regulator for dominant Google, Facebook

Australia's competition watchdog on Monday recommended tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the country's online..
Reuters India - Published

Australian regulator says probe of tech giants spurs 5 investigations

Australia's competition regulator says it has five investigations afoot as a result of its examination of the market power and public influence of tech giants such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's..
Reuters India - Published

Japan to ban government use of Huawei, ZTE equipments

Japan is to ban government use of telecoms products made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE on concerns about cybersecurity, reports said Friday. The government plans to revise internal procurement..
BGR India - Published

UK: Regulating The Tech Giants - Reed Smith (Worldwide)

"2018 was the year that people have woken up to the importance of privacy and have begun to bite back at big tech".
Mondaq - Published

Tech giants in spotlight as EU lawmakers consider strong action

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google , Amazon , Apple and other tech giants face one of their biggest challenges this week as a key EU lawmaking committee prepares to take a tough stance on..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

ECB takes on PayPal with instant payment system

The European Central Bank launched on Friday a new system aimed at letting banks settle payments instantly across Europe, helping them to compete with PayPal and other global tech giants.
Reuters India - Published

How Amazon's Cloud arm AWS is democratising Machine Learning for all

While tech giants are busy developing Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to deliver enhanced customer experiences, retail giant Amazon's Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS)..
Sify - Published

Kremlin's Fight with Facebook, Google: Russia to impose rigid fines for global tech firms that break rules

Russia plans to impose stiffer fines on technology firms that fail to comply with Russian laws, sources familiar with the plans said, raising the stakes in the Kremlin's fight with global tech giants..
DNA - Published

Exclusive: Russia plans stiffer fines for tech firms that break rules - sources

Russia plans to impose stiffer fines on technology firms that fail to comply with Russian laws, sources familiar with the plans said, raising the stakes in the Kremlin's fight with global tech giants..
Reuters India - Published

United States: Tech Giants Continue To Face The Equal Pay Litigation Spotlight - Orrick

In recent years, the volume of equal pay lawsuits has continued to increase in Silicon Valley, despite technology companies reaffirming their commitment to equal pay policies and practices.
Mondaq - Published

Tech giants must share mapping data: UK group - Published

Proposed technology export ban in US could affect Apple

A ban has been proposed in the US on the selling of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision and iPhone processor technology, which could majorly affect trade, working..
Sify - Published

Google News may shut down in EU over ‘link tax’

According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament on September 12, tech giants must pay for work of artists and journalists which they use. To put the rule changes into..
IndiaTimes - Published

US tech giants promise tougher action to fight fake news in India

Three US tech giants - Google, Facebook and Twitter - on Monday promised to do more to fight news in India, while refusing to provide any definite timeline for bringing tougher actions that could..
Sify - Published Also reported by •

Wall Street closes with heavy losses, Dow Jones down 2.32%

Wall Street closed with heavy losses on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 2.32 percent on a day marked by concerns about a deceleration in world economic growth and plunges in tech..
Sify - Published

Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet ills

France and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks,..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

UK: The UK's Last Budget Before Brexit – Tech, Tax And Temerity - Morrison & Foerster LLP

A digital services tax for "tech giants", additional conditions for Entrepreneurs' Relief, amendments to the loss relief rules, and a host of tax-avoidance measures
Mondaq - Published

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World..
Reuters India - Published

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