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Facebook accused of being ‘school yard bully’ over Australia news media block

February 18, 2021

Facebook has been described as a “school yard bully” over its decision to block access to news media in Australia, rather than pay them. According to Sky News, Amid a row about licensing, Australians woke up on Thursday to find they could not share or view domestic and international news content on Facebook ahead of new a law which […]

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France resumes tax on tech giant companies, seeks deal with US

November 26, 2020

France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods. The tax brought about €400 million to the French budget last year, but the government agreed to suspend it in 2020, in exchange for […]

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Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, stemming Covid-19 declines earlier this year-Gartner

November 23, 2020

As we head into the all-important holiday sales period, new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery for the smartphone market as vendors roll out a raft of new 5G handsets. Q3 smartphone figures published today showed that smartphone unit sales declined 5.7% globally over the same period last year to 366 million units. Yes, it’s a […]

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