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Twitter rival Threads crosses 10 mn users within hours of launch

More than 10 million people have signed up to Threads, Meta's rival to Twitter, within the first few hours of its launch, the Facebook parent's CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Consumer & Gadgets

Why FTC's child privacy push costs Amazon, Microsoft millions

With the recent spate of privacy-focused investigations, government regulators may be looking to send Big Tech a message—and it's landing in Seattle's tech-fueled backyard.


Twitter chaos leaves door open for Meta's rival app

Elon Musk spent the weekend further alienating Twitter users with more drastic changes to the social media giant, and he is facing a new challenge as tech nemesis Mark Zuckerberg prepares to launch a rival app this week.


Apple, other firms say they meet EU 'gatekeeper' definition

Seven tech giants, including Amazon and Apple, have informed the European Union they meet the threshold to come under landmark new rules to curb their market dominance, Brussels said Tuesday.


Twitter to limit TweetDeck to 'verified' users

Twitter has announced that TweetDeck, a popular program that allows users to monitor several accounts at once, will be available only to "verified" users from next month.


Sweden orders four companies to stop using Google tool

Sweden on Monday ordered four companies to stop using a Google tool that measures and analyses web traffic as doing so transfers personal data to the United States, fining one company the equivalent of more than $1.1 million.


Apple hits historic $3 trillion milestone

Apple Inc. made Wall Street history as the first company with a market value over $3 trillion, the latest sign of big tech's seemingly unstoppable dominance in equity markets.