Pressure In UK On Google And Facebook To Stop Children’s Ads

An open letter signed members of parliament of the United Kingdom, academics and children’s-rights advocates have urged tech firms to stop advertising to its users who are under the age of 18 years. The letter says that it is not only n individual’s privacy that is undermined by behavioural advertising but it also pits “susceptible”…

TikTok Like App Launched By YouTube In India, To Be Taken To Other Market Soon

Google’s YouTube is here with its own version of the popular video sharing app TikTok. The launch of Shorts, its new short-form video feature, was announced by the Google-owned company earlier this week. The first place where YouTube intends to launch the early beta version of the product is India where the government had banned…

ByteDance Seeks Majority Ownership In TikTok As Trump Says Oracle Close To TikTok Deal

He had heard that Oracle Corp was very close to a deal over ByteDance’s TikTok, said United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday even as reports quoted sources that the Chinese owner of TikTok was seeking to hold on to a majority stake in the US business of its popular short video sharing app.  …

Hit Games Like Animal Crossing Drive Surge In Nintendo’s Online Subscriptions

An upsurge in its number of users during the novel coronavirous pandemic for its Switch Online subscription service was reported by Japan’s gaming company Nintendo on Wednesday. The company said that the surge in demand for its services was led by hit titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This has helped the company to…

Daimler To Settle US Emission Cheating Probes For $1.5bn

A settlement amount of $1.5bn has been agreed to be paid by German automaker Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA to the United States government and California state regulators towards settling of charges against it to cheating emission tests. Charges of violating environmental laws through the use of the so-called “defeat device software” to…