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

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

Bangladesh clean energy shift gives women little chance to shine

Global boost in renewables has created 12.7 million jobs Bangladesh plans to cut carbon emissions lack focus on gender The solar energy sector still employs a few women DHAKA, Nov 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Shefali Khatun separated from her husband, her biggest worry was how she would support her young son and cover … Read more

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, touts features of “everything app”

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were over two million per day in the … Read more