In 2021, Big Tech may have finally gotten too big
29 December 2021 | 6:06 am
A rapid uptake in technology has made living through a pandemic easier and safer. But regulators are starting to ask: at what cost?
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18 Mar 2018
London Chief Digital Officer Theo Blackwell talks about luring big tech to the U.K.
7 Jun 2019
A rare thing is happening in the US capital. Progressives, conservatives and the Trump administration are probing the internet giants. Two companies are particularly in the crosshairs of lawmakers and regulators.
9 Jun 2019
Is it time to break up big tech?
24 Jul 2019
Technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are now the subject of a US federal antitrust investigation. The Justice Department is looking into whether large tech companies have harmed their users.
18 Sep 2019
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair and Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates speaks to Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker at the Foundation's HQ in Seattle. On Tuesday, the foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report. The study seeks to monitor and aid the progress of the United Nations in achieving in its Sustainable Development Goals, which the foundation says are being hindered by persistent inequality. They also discuss climate change, U.S. Tax policy and calls for breaking up America's biggest technology companies.
29 Sep 2019
Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi and Alphabet Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat discuss the impact of regulation on tech innovation at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2019 in New York. Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker moderates.
28 Sep 2019
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber Technologies Inc. chief executive officer, comments on the landscape for tech regulation during a panel discussion at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York.
31 Oct 2019
Ohio Attorney General The Honorable Dave Yost sits down with Bloomberg’s Sarah Frier at Sooner Than You Think in Brooklyn.
15 Nov 2019
Pope Francis has called on Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google, among others, to step up efforts to remove child pornography from the Internet. He also said it is too easy for youngsters to access indecent material.
19 Jun 2020
France has accused the US of deliberately provoking the European Union by withdrawing from major talks on digital tax. Tech giants are able to pay minuscule tax rates by shifting profits overseas.
1 Aug 2020
The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple have defended their companies in front of a US Congressional committee considering how to adapt US antitrust laws for the digital age.
23 Feb 2021
An Australian lobby group for Facebook and Google has said its members would move to label and remove false content. Lawmakers have said they would not change a proposal to make the companies pay news outlets.
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Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
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The US saw 7% year-over-year price increases in December, the largest hike in nearly four decades. This comes as omicron threatens to snarl supply chains once again.
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Bilingual schools across France are struggling to find people who can teach in German as English becomes more popular. A group of parents have set up a recruiting agency to help the government.
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Dozens of Chinese jets entered Taiwan's air defense zone, the island's officials said. Taiwan responded by scrambling its own fighter jets and activating missile defense systems.
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Hosts Cameroon overcame a resilient, goalkeeperless Comoros team 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil. But the result was overshadowed by events which took place outside the stadium in Yaoundé, where a stampede tragically claimed at least eight lives. Earlier in the day, Gambia's dream run continued as they edged out Guinea, winning their first ever knockout game in their maiden tournament. The Scorpions will go head-to-head against Cameroon at the Douala stadium on Saturday for a place in the semi-final. Jean-Emile Jammine is joined by Sports Editor Simon Harding and James Vasina.
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Aid agencies fear the Pacific island nation of Tonga may run out of drinking water because sources were contaminated after the recent volcanic eruption. New Zealand and Australia are shipping supplies to the area but they will not arrive until Friday.