EU’s Divisive Plan to Tax Facebook, Amazon Returns to Spotlight

A scrap among European Union countries over a proposed tax on tech giants is set to resume on Tuesday, when finance ministers try to strike a balance between luring business

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US Supreme Court Ends Fight Over Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by the Trump administration and the telecommunications industry to wipe away a lower court decision that had upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules aimed at

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Web Creator Berners-Lee Launches Contract for Better Internet

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has launched a campaign to persuade governments, companies and individuals to sign a “Contract for the Web” set of principles designed to defend

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Spotify Faults Itself for Margin Gains, Says Needs to Hire More Engineers

Spotify sent its shares tumbling as much as 10 percent on Thursday after the world’s most popular paid music streaming service said it would continue to sacrifice profit margins to generate

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Paytm Says Registered 600 Percent Growth in UPI Transactions in 6 Months

Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Paytm on Friday said it witnessed 600 percent growth in the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions in the last six months. One97 Communications, that owns the brand Paytm in India, said the

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European Tech Firms Warn Against EU Digital Services Tax

Technology company chiefs have warned that a digital services tax proposed by the European Union would hinder innovation and hurt economic growth. In a letter to finance ministers of the

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Father of Web, Tim Berners-Lee, Says Tech Giants May Have to Be Split Up

Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide

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Russia Opposes US OneWeb Satellite Service, Cites Security Concerns

Russia’s state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the US OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts of the country because it says the project could

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Supreme Court Restrains E-Commerce Sites From Selling Firecrackers Online

The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained e-commerce players, including Flipkart and Amazon, from selling firecrackers online across the country. While allowing the manufacturing and sale of only “green crackers” that have low emission

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RBI Wants to Enable Seamless Transfer Between Mobile Wallets Using UPI

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday laid out guidelines that would allow for seamless payments between different mobile wallets, in a move that could further boost the use of digital payments

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