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SYDNEY/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit (FIT.N) may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in health and online advertising markets. FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to proposes legislation as soon as Wednesday to try to remove protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook (FB.O) have
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday posted a new rule that allows U.S. companies to work with China’s Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions on doing business with the telecommunications equipment maker. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a Huawei shop, amid an outbreak of the coronavirus
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FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn gives a statement ahead of a session at the lower house of German parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, May 7, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections is ready to be launched this
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed between small toy people figures in front of a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook’s acquisition of popular GIF website Giphy is being scrutinized by the United Kingdom’s competition watchdog for possibly reducing competition. The parent of messaging
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FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with
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(Reuters) – State investigators in both California and Washington are examining Amazon’s business practices, two newspapers reported, citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The inquiries focus at least in part on how Amazon treats sellers in its online
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Friday unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit “Spider-Man” title and the latest “Gran Turismo” racer, as it builds anticipation ahead of the planned year-end launch. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sony PlayStation is displayed at Tokyo Game
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