26 May 2021
Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever
While Apple may still have a vice-like grip over its uncanny, but wildly successful approach to hardware, it is gradually losing control over the rest of its organizational edifices.
05 May 2021
Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship
Even as Facebook mulls permanently banning Donald Trump, the 45th US President has reversed his Big Tech unpersoning by launching his own communications platform.
23 Apr 2021
Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US
Popular microblogging platform Twitter has announced the launch of a new Professional Profile test feature that would set businesses apart from individuals on the platform.
31 Mar 2021
Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests
Free speech platform Parler reportedly informed the FBI of violent content on its platform in the days leading up to the Capitol Hill riots.
27 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: The curious case of disappearing NFTs, and more
Even as everyone gets ready to jump on the NFT bandwagon, here's something you might want to know before putting your life savings into them.
26 Mar 2021
Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers
In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.
22 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more
Just when it looked like the Trump derangement syndrome had subsided and the mainstream media seemed ready to find a new bogeyman, former US President Donald Trump is coming back with his own social network.
22 Mar 2021
US House antitrust chairman mulling multiple bills targeting Big Tech
David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel is reportedly planning to announce ten or more pieces of legislation squarely aimed at Big Tech companies.
17 Mar 2021
Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content
While the Big Tech loves taking exorbitant revenue cuts from developers and businesses for the use of their platform, Apple, Amazon, and Google have been freeloading off Wikipedia for far too long.
29 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more
The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.
29 Jan 2021
Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move
Apple CEO Tim Cook made a commitment to privacy while speaking at the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference.
28 Jan 2021
Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'
Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.
25 Jan 2021
Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.
24 Jan 2021
US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers
In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.
22 Jan 2021
Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit
Google has threatened to disable its search engine in Australia in an attempt to stop the government from passing a law that will force it to pay local media outlets for sharing their news content.
25 Sep 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more
Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.
30 Jul 2020
Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing
On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.
29 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more
In the updates since last evening, the Big Tech CEOs, who are set to appear for an antitrust Congressional hearing, released their opening statements, reiterating that they are good for America's economy and not a monopolistic force.
22 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap
The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.
18 Dec 2019
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has never been a fan of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook.
25 Mar 2018
#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon
Mozilla has announced to temporarily distance itself from Facebook.