Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if US Congress passes media bill

Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if US Congress passes media bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) on Monday threatened to remove news from its platform if the US Congress passes a proposal aimed at making it easier for news organizations to negotiate collectively with companies like Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook. Sources briefed on the matter said lawmakers are … Read more

US Supreme Court rejects Centripetal appeal in Cisco patent fight

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Centripetal Networks Inc to reinstate the largest award in the history of US patent law – $2.75 billion – to be paid by Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O). ) in a cybersecurity patent dispute. The justices turned away Reston, … Read more

White House unveils principles for Big Tech reform

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday outlined six principles to reform Big Tech platforms and said it was encouraged to see bipartisan interest in Congress to rein in major US tech companies. The six principles, entitled “Enhancing Competition and Tech Platform Accountability,” were released after the Biden administration. Officials met earlier … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Telcos push EU to make Big Tech pay for network costs

PARIS/STOCKHOLM, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Telecom operators are pushing the European Union to implement new laws that would make Big Tech pay for network costs, following Australia’s example, according to four sources close to the matter. Europe’s telecoms operators have lobbed for a financial contribution from US tech firms such as Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), Meta’s … Read more

“Music is their language”: school gives autistic Chinese youth a voice

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Almost three years of pandemic restrictions have been hard for 23-year-old Chinese villager Zu Wenbao, but thanks to Beijing-based Chen’s Studio, music has become his saving grace. Zu is one of the 14 million people in China who have autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by differences in the … Read more

Amazon to warn customers on the limitations of its AI

LAS VEGAS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to roll out warning cards for software sold by its cloud-computing division, in light of ongoing concern that artificially intelligent systems can discriminate against different groups, the company told Reuters. Akin to lengthy nutrition labels, Amazon’s so-called AI Service Cards will be public so … Read more

Analysis: European telcos set to win fight with Big Tech, could set global agenda

BRUSSELS/STOCKHOLM, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European telecoms providers are set to win their decade-long fight to make Big Tech pay for network costs, thanks to sympathetic EU regulators and the bloc’s efforts to rein in US tech giants, according to industry and regulatory sources, in the EU’s strongest move yet to set a global standard. … Read more

Analysis: Apple supply chain data shows receding exposure to China as risks mount

SHANGHAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) wide exposure to Chinese manufacturing, notable both for its low costs and rising risks, has receded since the COVID-19 pandemic began, company supply chain data shows. With the world’s biggest iPhone factory, operated in central China by Foxconn (2317.TW), battling production shortfalls and labor unrest spurred largely … Read more

Vietnam smartphone exports fall ahead of Christmas as Samsung cuts output

HANOI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s smartphone production and exports fell in November in the run up to Christmas sales season, according to official data, a new sign the country’s largest manufacturer, Samsung Electronics (005930.KS), is adapting to dwindling global demand. The South Korean electronics giant has for years produced about half of its smartphones … Read more

Big Tech tumbles as results set off alarm bells

Oct 26 (Reuters) – Gloomy results from Alphabet and Microsoft stoked fears of a global economic downturn and derailed an earnings-led surge in stock markets on Wednesday, while setting the tone for results from other megacap technology giants. The Nasdaq (.IXIC) tumbled nearly 2% as the results underscored the fallout of the strong dollar and … Read more