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Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.

Daily Crunch: Amazon beats back union push

Efforts to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama appear to have failed, Facebook takes down fake review groups and a monkey plays Pong with its brain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 9, 2021. Th

Facebook takes down 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after another poke by UK’s CMA

Facebook has removed 16,000 groups that were trading fake reviews on its platform after another intervention by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the regulator said today. The CM

UK’s Digital Markets Unit starts work on pro-competition reforms

A new UK public body that will be tasked with helping regulate the most powerful companies in the digital sector to ensure competition thrives online and consumers of digital services have more choice

Daily Crunch: The Supreme Court sides with Google in Oracle suit

The Supreme Court announces several tech-related rulings, LG will shut down its smartphone business and we take a deep dive into the story of StockX. This is your Daily Crunch for April 5, 2021. The b

Daily Crunch: Facebook makes it easier to view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Facebook has some thoughts and updates about its News Feed, Siri gets some new voices and Tonal becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for March 31, 2021. The big story: Facebook makes it easier

Biden infrastructure plan proposes spending $174B to boost America’s EV market

Breaking up Big Tech would be a mistake

Instead of breaking up Big Tech, we should focus on ensuring that it grows better as it grows bigger by establishing a level playing field for startups’ and competitors’ proprietary digital market

Daily Crunch: Google starts testing its cookie alternative

Google tries out new ad targeting technology, PayPal adds cryptocurrency support and Substack raises additional funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 30, 2021. The big story: Google starts test

Daily Crunch: Amazon makes PR push ahead of union vote

Amazon pushes back against unionization, WeWork eyes the SPAC route and there’s new spyware on Android. This is your Daily Crunch for March 26, 2021. The big story: Amazon makes PR push ahead of

Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg defends Facebook over role in Capitol attack

Tech executives face Congress, Spotify gets a redesign and Snapchat is developing a new Remix feature. This is your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2021. The big story: Zuckerberg defends Facebook over rol

US privacy, consumer, competition and civil rights groups urge ban on ‘surveillance advertising’

Ahead of another big tech versus Congress “grab your popcorn” grilling session, scheduled for March 25 — when U.S. lawmakers will once again question the CEOs of Facebook, Google and

Uber under pressure over facial recognition checks for drivers

Uber’s use of facial recognition technology for a driver identity system is being challenged in the U.K., where the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) and Worker Info Exchange (WIE) have ca

NASA and SpaceX sign a special info sharing agreement to help avoid Starlink collisions

NASA doesn’t just let anyone launch whatever they want to space without checking in with the agency about potential impacts to its own assets on orbit, including the International Space Station

Tech companies should oppose the new wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation

The tech industry should be more vigilant than ever in opposing discriminatory state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation that would target workers and their families.

Dear Sophie: What type of visa should we get to fundraise in Silicon Valley?

Should we come to Silicon Valley to meet with venture capitalists? How should we begin that process? What type of visa should we get and how easy is it to get?

On Friday the EU will put startup-friendly legislation to member states — will they sign up?

This Friday at its annual Digital Day, the European Commission will be launching a “legislative instrument” called the EU Startup Nations Standard (SNS). Now, before you think I’m ab

Court overturns Amsterdam’s three-district ban on Airbnb rentals

A ban by Amsterdam authorities on housing owners offering their properties for vacation rentals in three central districts of the popular tourist city has been overturned after a court ruled it has no

Daily Crunch: Marco Rubio sides with Amazon workers

A prominent Republican senator weighs in on Amazon’s labor disputes, Microsoft reports a security vulnerability in Exchange and we examine ByteDance’s gaming strategy. This is your Daily C

Big Tech companies cannot be trusted to self-regulate: We need Congress to act

The federal government and regulatory powers need to hold Big Tech accountable to their commitments by immediately enacting policy change.
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