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The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Why nothing can challenge the power of Apple, Amazon and Google

EU wants to make sure other companies are allowed to compete with these incumbents but American antitrust law focuses on the interests of the consumer.
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, top right, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, top centre, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, bottom left, and Tim Cook of Apple, centre left, swearing in during a US House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, 29 July | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg

Why Amazon, Apple, FB and Google are in the dock. It’s not just about economy

Even if the US Congress enacts new legislation, short of breaking up Big Tech, antitrust actions will not directly take on its bigger power.
The Facebook Inc. application is displayed for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Facebook is struggling to respond to growing demands from Washington to explain how the personal data of millions of its users could be exploited by a consulting firm that helped Donald Trump win the presidency. Photographer: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Big Tech’s record revenues during pandemic, life in a hotel for homeless & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphone after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

iPhone 11 is now ‘Made in India’, but Modi govt must see it doesn’t get too taxing for Apple

The iPhone is a symbol of globalisation and interconnectedness, not of any country’s self-reliance or self-sufficiency. Modi govt would do well to remember that.
File image of Amazon Echo, whose virtual assistant is Alexa | Pexels

How smart assistants are becoming gatekeepers to the digital economy

Companies such as Apple and Amazon let competitors build for their ecosystems, but functionality is typically limited for third-parties compared to their default offerings.
US attorney general William Barr during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Wednesday, 15 July 2020. | Bloomberg

Apple, Disney and other US firms are now pawns of China, says Attorney General Barr

Anthony Barr's statement in Michigan Thursday is part of a renewed effort by the Trump administration to attack China for Covid, that has killed almost 140,000 Americans.
An iPhone XR

Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.
TikTok logo | Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg

TikTok caught spying on iPhone users in India and around the world

TikTok claimed in April that it would stop the ‘invasive practice’, but users testing Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 have caught it copying from clipboard functions.
Apple Inc. iPhone X | Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Apple to force apps to ask users permission before tracking them

Apple facilitates tracking providing app developers with unique numbers for each user, a design security advocates said contradicts the company’s pro-privacy stance.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Grand Theft Auto, other unlicensed iPhone games in China to likely be taken down by Apple

Developers and publishers in China, who were allowed to publish games pending licenses, have been told their iOS games will need licenses to continue operating.

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Harvard Hyderabad, Princeton Mumbai – the future of US higher education could be in India

Schools open to expanding in India will rise considerably in reputation as the nation is in the midst of a phenomenal explosion of talent in diverse fields.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.