Business

Google exec on hot seat in Congress over advertising power

A Senate panel put a top Google executive on the defensive Tuesday over the company's powerful position in online advertising as some lawmakers look hopefully toward an expected antitrust case against the tech giant by the ...

Internet

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

Business

Google buys $450M stake in ADT to give Nest a new perch

Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider ADT Inc., a deal that will open new opportunities for one of the internet's most powerful companies to extend the reach of ...

Business

4 Big Tech CEOs take congressional heat on competition

Fending off accusations of stifling competition, four Big Tech CEOs—Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple—are answering for their companies' practices before Congress ...

Internet

Workers engage with the Internet of Things

The concept of an Internet of Things—connected devices, sensors, controllers, and other equipment—is rapidly evolving. It has certainly moved on apace since the early whimsical hyperbole surrounding an internet-connected ...

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Congress panel calls on Amazon chief Bezos to testify

A US congressional panel on Friday called on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to testify about allegations the online giant used sensitive data from third-party sellers on its platform to develop competing products.

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