Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast

Antitrust action alone won’t solve all the problems posed by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2019-06-07 18:39:40 UTC ]
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Big Tech Can Stay Ahead of Regulators by Breaking Itself Up

Regulators are coming after Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, and it could get ugly. The companies would benefit by acting pre-emptively. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-06-10 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China

Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-05-23 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The long-suffering news business keeps getting big promises from Big Tech

With Google under pressure to clamp down on YouTube conspiracies and low-quality clickbait, the search giant is launching a major new effort aimed at strengthening its relationship with news publishers–and perhaps keeping them from going under. At an event in New York today, the company... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Prevent “Move Fast and Break Things” From Breaking You

More than most people, Jonathan Taplin has seen firsthand how the rise of digital behemoths like Google and Facebook has irrevocably transformed the life of artists and musicians. A former tour manager for Bob Dylan and the Band and a movie producer for Martin Scorsese, Taplin has become an... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp’s Stephanie Layser Is Tired of Big Tech Bullying

Covid-19 has hit publishers especially hard, from lost revenue due to keyword blocking and changing consumer news preferences. News Corp has been deeply affected, suffering a net loss of $1 billion in the third quarter of 2020. Stephanie Layser, vp of advertising technology at News Corp, spoke... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-15 19:21:32 UTC ]
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News Corp Answers Big Tech by Exploring its Own News Distribution Site

In a response to most news publishers’ checklist of needs from a digital conduit to their content, News Corp is Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-09-12 18:30:12 UTC ]
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AAP Speakers Take On Big Tech

At the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting held June 3, two speakers called for the power of the huge technology companies to be regulated. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Google could be targeted in the first antitrust probe of Big Tech under Trump

The investigation into the company’s search and “other businesses” may signal the end of Washington’s recent hands-off approach to regulating tech giants. The Justice Department’s antitrust division is laying the groundwork for an investigation of Google, according to reports in The Wall Street... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-01 01:34:36 UTC ]
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Europe backs new laws that clamp down on Facebook, Google, Big Tech: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayEurope just pushed through another... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Big Facebook Critic Fears Tech’s Business Model

Roger McNamee was a mentor Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. Now he has written a book about the "Facebook catastrophe." Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More choice on privacy just means more chances to do what’s best for big tech | John Naughton

A study of how Facebook, Google and Microsoft have applied the EU’s new GDPR rules shows users are being manipulatedOne of the most influential books published in the last decade was Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. In it, the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Charkin tells IPA Congress: 'Big tech companies need copyright education'

Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin says the world’s biggest tech companies need educating about the importance of copyright, and that publishers must talk to them and not "just to each other". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A ‘World Without Mind’: Big Tech’s Dangerous Influence

Big Tech – Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon -- pose an existential threat because they come between us and reality, a new book contends. Continue reading at [email protected]

[ [email protected] | 2017-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Millennials, Diversity Big Topics at BookNet Canada's Annual Tech Forum

At BookNet Canada’s 10th annual Tech Forum, a full-day event in downtown Toronto which took place on Friday, discussions centered around ebook pricing, Millennials’ book buying habits, and how publishers can use technology to more effectively market diverse books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Why It's Game On for Tech Companies in the Battle Over Breaking News

The battle over breaking news escalated this fall with a trio of mobile products from major tech companies. In November, Facebook announced its stand-alone app called Notify on the heels of Twitter launching Moments the month prior. When Apple released the iPhone 6s and iOS 9 in September, it... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Facebook rolls out high-tech ad registry with a low-tech twist

Facebook is rolling out its Canadian political ad registry today with a low-tech twist — a bid to prevent people based outside of Canada from running ads in the upcoming federal election. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Is the Next Big Idea Club the Next Big Thing?

Although serial entrepreneur Rufus Griscom has a background in books, he had no intention of getting into the book business when he launched a new venture, Heleo, in 2015. With the Next Big Idea Club, that's changed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech We’re Using: Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

"I find that many new technologies are actually far less efficient than the tools they attempt to replace," said Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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