Facebook and Amazon boosted their federal lobbying expenditures last year as Big Tech braced for a new administration in the White House and new scrutiny of their business practices.
Apple removed social-media platform Wimkin from its App Store, part of a crackdown by tech companies on potentially dangerous content during the presidential transition. The small site, which markets itself as a free-speech haven, had hosted posts that included a call for civil war.
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As numerous tech giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon remove the Parler app from their sites, the users of the social media platform are looking for an alternative. One site that is garnering a lot of attention now is MeWe.
Amazon said it would stop providing cloud services to the platform and Apple suspended Parler from its App Store, sharply escalating a campaign by tech giants to regulate content they see as dangerous in the wake of the Capitol riot.
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Two platforms mainly catering to small businesses are trading at levels reflecting speculation that sales growth will continue at a brisk pace when the pandemic ends.
The legal action followed a monthslong investigation by attorneys general in Colorado and other states into whether the tech giant abuses the market power of its dominant search business.
Tech giants Apple and Amazon are among the companies accused by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of contributing to the electronic waste tsunami in the UK and dodging their environmental responsibilities.
The biggest U.S. tech companies are major tenants and acquirers of office and other space; they have expanded their real-estate footprint by more than a quarter this year.