Who is taming the tech companies

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues the truth, about the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, and illustrates the nuances and complexities posed by their emergence, and explains a disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, tax regulation and often encouraging…

Be smart and human  and what you might create

  In the world of geeks,  for decades  two competing tribes of artificial intelligence experts have been furiously dueling with each other in research labs and conference halls around the world, with mathematical models and computer codes. The connectionist tribe believes that computers can learn behaviour in the same way as humans do, by processing …

“Facebook has re-friended Australia,”

Facebook has restored news for Wizards of Oz. Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia, after it blocked news to Australians on its platform since last Thursday, amid a dispute over a proposed law that would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content. Australian treasurer Josh…

Facebook flexing their muscle on Australia

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his government will not be intimidated by Facebook blocking news feeds to Australian users and described the move to “ Unfriend Australia” as arrogant and disappointing. Facebook is responding to a proposed law that would make tech giants pay for news content on their platforms Australians on…

Alphabet sees record ad growth

  Google’s parent company Alphabet saw record revenues for the second straight quarter despite the pandemic. Google’s advertising business including YouTube, accounted for 81 per cent of Alphabet’s $56.9bn in fourth-quarter sales up 23 per cent compared with last year. The Cloud unit also saw strong growth as sales were $13.1 bn for the full…

Corporate America and China

Clyde Prestowitz who worked for President Ronald Regan, and renowned globalisation and Asian expert has advised subsequent US administrations offers useful advice for Joe Biden the new American 46th president to adopt, as resetting US relations with China will be one of his top agenda. The strategies that the United States and its allies can…

Is Apple creating its own search engine?

Apple is likely to have been working on its own search engine for years, after key hiring in 2018 of John Giannandrea, former Google head of search to improve AI tech and Siri and software hints to improve search. The Applebot web crawler has seen increased activity for years, potentially laying the groundwork for a…

Google Sued by the US over Search

The US government has formally filed a landmark lawsuit, the biggest challenge brought by US regulators against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to preserve a monopoly over internet searches and online advertising. The Lawsuit follows several years of investigation amid the intense scrutiny of Google’s practices at home and abroad. Google called the…

Four large tech firms oppressed small firms by abusing market position

A US House of Representatives panel in its report said Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon used “killer acquisitions” to crush rivals and forced the small businesses into “oppressive contracts” for profit. The 449-page report also suggested expensive charges to antitrust law and recommended structural changes in tech firms. All four tech giants disagreed with the…