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From bulky behemoths to slim devices: How computers evolved into the powerful gadgets that we can scarcely live without today
Today’s slim laptops and powerful desktops owe their existence to a personal computer that sparked a revolution 39 years ago.
A tie-up of TikTok with Microsoft could extend American dominance of the online and social media world. But it may have some unintended, negative consequences too for US firms and the open Internet.
Instagram on Aug 5 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.
The heads of four of the US’s biggest technology companies – Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc – appeared before US Congress earlier last week to respond to criticism that they have too much market power. The hearing showed that lawmakers are beginning to understand what is and isn’t important when it comes to regulating these large businesses.
From a digital personal identification for online transactions to sending mail, government bodies and companies are looking at ways to speed things up.
The pandemic has helped many discover new hobbies and skills, even allowing some to turn a profit from their pastimes using online services.
Big Tech, its hands full with antitrust probes and complaints growing from activists and politicians, turns its attention to quarterly earnings in the coming days expected to show the growing power of Silicon Valley giants.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview published Monday he has “no deal of any kind” with US president Donald Trump on content moderation on the social media giant.
China’s central bank is planning to test its digital currency on platforms operated by Meituan Dianping, enlisting the food delivery giant backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd in a major step toward the token’s mass adoption.
Online education and video gaming providers are among the biggest beneficiaries of stay-at-home measures. The expansion of online services is allowing more jobseekers with the relevant skills to find new opportunities, as more offline operations go digital.