Articles about Big Tech

Indian CEOs now manage these leading Silicon Valley technology companies

30 Nov 2021

Business
Indian CEOs now manage these leading Silicon Valley technology companies

Parag Agrawal's transition from the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Twitter to the microblogging platform's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a landmark moment for the company.

Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

22 Nov 2021

Business
Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation.

Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

21 Oct 2021

Technology
Trump to launch own social media platform for the 'non-woke'

Former President Donald Trump was booted off of Big Tech social media platforms and his blog met an untimely demise too. Like a proverbial phoenix rising from its ashes, Trump has announced an entirely new media company and plans to launch his own social media and OTT content platforms.

Are pre-installed Android apps safe? Apparently not!

14 Oct 2021

Technology
Are pre-installed Android apps safe? Apparently not!

Bloatware has always been an annoyance on Android devices. A new study from Trinity College in Dublin claims that the pre-installed apps on Android devices are far more dangerous.

What to expect from Apple's 'Unleashed' event on October 18?

13 Oct 2021

Technology
What to expect from Apple's 'Unleashed' event on October 18?

While products announced at Apple's previous "California Streaming" event are just beginning to reach consumers, Apple has now started drumming up hype for another upcoming event dubbed "Unleashed," slated to be held on October 18.

Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

13 Oct 2021

Technology
Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

In early September, Twitter was spotted testing a feature that would allow you to conveniently remove a follower without blocking them. The feature was designed to make Twitterati feel safer on the platform.

Apple seeks stay on injunction issued in lawsuit against Epic

10 Oct 2021

Technology
Apple seeks stay on injunction issued in lawsuit against Epic

Following the Epic Games v/s Apple lawsuit ruling, the smartphone manufacturer has been ordered to allow developers to let users access third-party payment systems from within the app to complete in-app purchases (IAPs).

Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

06 Oct 2021

Business
Facebook whistleblower testifies before Senate: Here are the key points

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made her identity known to all on Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes. She had complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Facebook and leaked its internal research and documents to the Wall Street Journal.

FTC digs into smaller Big Tech-led acquisitions for antitrust probe

10 Sep 2021

Technology
FTC digs into smaller Big Tech-led acquisitions for antitrust probe

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will convene for an open meeting on September 15 to discuss staff findings on the dealings of Big Tech firms.

Whole Foods to now feature Amazon's cashier-less checkout technology

09 Sep 2021

Technology
Whole Foods to now feature Amazon's cashier-less checkout technology

Amazon earlier launched its cashier-less "Just Walk Out" technology at Amazon Go stores and larger Fresh supermarkets. Now, Amazon-owned Whole Foods in the US is set to equip its stores in two locations with the Just Walk Out technology.

Amazon offering $10 credit to customers for their palm print

08 Aug 2021

Technology
Amazon offering $10 credit to customers for their palm print

Big Tech has been a forerunner at putting a price on your personal and biometric data. Recently, Amazon announced that it would give each customer $10 in promotional credit if they link their biometric palm scan to their Amazon account.

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment

08 Jul 2021

Business
Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment

On Wednesday, former US President Donald Trump announced that he will move court against Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs.

Apple's recent workplace mutiny may have changed its culture forever

26 May 2021

Business
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.

Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship

05 May 2021

Technology
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.

Twitter begins testing Professional Profiles for businesses in the US

23 Apr 2021

Technology
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.

Parler warned FBI over 50 times before Capitol Hill protests

31 Mar 2021

Business
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: The curious case of disappearing NFTs, and more

27 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

26 Mar 2021

Business
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more

22 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

US House antitrust chairman mulling multiple bills targeting Big Tech

22 Mar 2021

Technology
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.

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

17 Mar 2021

Business
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

29 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

28 Jan 2021

Business
Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Business
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.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

Technology
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.

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

22 Jan 2021

Business
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

Big Tech on trial: Key moments from the historic hearing

30 Jul 2020

Business
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

29 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

22 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just unfollowed Mark Zuckerberg

18 Dec 2019

Technology
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.

#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

25 Mar 2018

Business
#DeleteFacebook: Mozilla, Sonos join the bandwagon

Mozilla has announced to temporarily distance itself from Facebook.