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Senate introduces new bill that could potentially break Google’s ad business
May22

Senate introduces new bill that could potentially break Google’s ad business

Image Credit: WSJ The US Senate has introduced a new bill aimed at breaking up Google’s advertising business. If successfully passed into law, the bill would prevent companies that process more than $20 billion in annual digital ad transactions “from participating in more than one part of the digital advertising ecosystem,” reports The Wall Street Journal. The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act has the...

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Elon Musk cast doubt over Twitter deal
May14

Elon Musk cast doubt over Twitter deal

Image Credit: Marca A cloud of uncertainty seems to be hovering over Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition. The Tesla CEO in a tweet said the deal has been temporarily put on ice for reasons bothering on “calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users.” In a follow up tweet, however, Musk said he is still “committed to acquisition.” Still committed to acquisition— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022 The...

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TikTok replaces the Discover tab with Friends tab
May10

TikTok replaces the Discover tab with Friends tab

TikTok is replacing the Discover tab with a new Friends tab. The company in a tweet said the new Friends tab will be made available to more users in the coming weeks. According to TikTok, users will be able to find content from people they have connected with. The company however, did not give much away in terms of when the feature will become available to all users in the future. “As we continue to celebrate community and creativity,...

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Meta quietly removing some location tracking tools
May09

Meta quietly removing some location tracking tools

Image Credit: Petapixel Meta-owned Facebook is removing some location tracking tools from May 31st. As shared by social media commentator Matt Navarra, Facebook has started alerting users to the upcoming changes. A part of the message alerting users reads: “Nearby Friends and weather alerts will no longer be available after 31 May 2022. Information you have shared that was used for these experiences, including Location history and...

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LinkedIn to Pay $1.8 M to Women in Discrimination Settlement
May05

LinkedIn to Pay $1.8 M to Women in Discrimination Settlement

It has agreed to pay the amount to hundreds of female workers.  Reaching an Agreement  On Tuesday, LinkedIn had reached an agreement with the US Department of Labor. The career-networking service will pay $1.8 million to female employees to pay discrimination claims.  Between 2015 and 2017, LinkedIn denied more than 600 women equal pay at its offices in San Francisco and HQ in California.  The female workers worked in...

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Elon Musk: Businesses and Government Users May Need to Pay to Use Twitter
May05

Elon Musk: Businesses and Government Users May Need to Pay to Use Twitter

They have to pay a slight cost.  Free for Casual Users  Weeks after Elon Musk announced that he was going to buy Twitter for $44 billion, he said that commercial users, like businesses and governments, may soon require to pay a certain fee to continue using Twitter.  For the charismatic chief executive of electric car maker Tesla and rocket manufacturer SpaceX (these are far from all the facts about Elon Musk), the...

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