WhatsApp Tops Facebook to Become Social Giant’s Most Popular App: App Annie

Facebook may be having a hard time dealing with all the bad press surrounding the service, but the company’s WhatsApp acquisition continues to bear fruit. According to an industry report released on Wednesday, the WhatsApp Messenger crossed Facebook to become the most popular Facebook-owned app in the last year. Over the past 24 months, WhatsApp […]

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Social Media Giants Said to Plan Push-Back on India’s New Draft Regulations

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel […]

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Japan Plans Tighter Regulation of Tech Giants

Japan is planning to tighten regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook after an expert panel called for better oversight on competition and privacy, an official said Thursday. Japan has followed in the footsteps of other countries in scrutinising the dominant role played by the world’s largest information technology companies, including Big Four tech […]

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Dala, Smuts lift Bay Giants to second

Nelson Mandela Bay Giants 131 for 1 (Smuts 62*, Marais 42) beat Durban Heat 127 for 6 (Morkel 28, Dala 2-16) by nine wickets JJ Smuts struck some meaty blows in his 45 Getty Images After a couple of modestly-attended matches, the Mzansi Super League needed a showpiece exhibition of what the league might offer, and […]

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Japan Antitrust Authorities to Investigate Tech Giants Like Google, Amazon

Japan’s anti-trust authorities will probe whether tech giants such as Google and Amazon are using their market-leader positions to exploit contractors or obstruct competition, the country’s fair trade chief said Thursday. In an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, the head of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) said the investigation would take place next year. […]

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