Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBig tech

Topic: Big tech

Bans on Parler and Trump show the power Big Tech wields over web conversation

For years, large tech companies claimed to be content-neutral. Now, they are realising how much power they have over public conversation — including over apps they didn’t create.

Big Tech backlash against govts could mean less free stuff for consumers

Changing regulations might mean that companies could be less inclined to offer loss-making free services, such as Amazon’s shipping & Facebook's messaging service through WhatsApp.

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.

Facebook, Twitter, Google could just quit Hong Kong after showdown with China

Hours after Hong Kong announced new powers to police the internet Monday, Big Tech firms suspended requests for data from the government.

Why Trump’s suspension of H1B and other work visas will kill innovation

If the US doesn’t attract founders for the next Google or Databricks as the preeminent land of opportunity, it will only embolden its biggest rivals like China and Europe.

Zoom’s success story exposes flaw in Big Tech’s market dominance

The Covid era has led to an explosion of innovation and rapid growth for dozens of smaller companies that are emphatically winning even as tech giants try to squash them.

Why the Apple and Google partnership to fight Covid is huge

Apple & Google seem to have figured out a way to use their power for good of society while protecting public’s privacy through smart engineering.

Kaushik Basu on ‘taming’ Big Tech, Syed Hasnain warns of terror in Kashmir

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Privacy is dead. So, it’s time to turn data into a bargaining chip

Tech firms offer services in exchange, but the government will argue it needs your data for national security. Why not trade it then.

Azim Premji-backed firm Icertis becomes India’s tech unicorn after raising $115 million

Billionaire Azim Premji helped create fast-rising Icertis, a software company which competes with SAP SE and Oracle to help businesses manage contracts.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.