Facebook tweaks ads policy, continues to allow political ads in U.S. Presidential 2020 campaign

In a statement, Facebook Inc stated, it has tweaked its approach towards political ads and has introduced limited changes, which includes an option for users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools. Facebook has defied critics’ demands of barring political ads in its platform which often spew out fake news. Facebook, the world’s biggest social network,…

Delivery’s Hero’s $4 billion acquisition of South Korea’s Woowa Brothers raises antitrust concerns

On Monday, South Korean restaurant owners expressed concern over food delivery giant Delivery Hero’s $4 billion planned acquisition of its local rival, Woowa Brothers, subject to regulatory approval. The move could undermine competition and lead to higher fees feel South Korean restaurant owners. In December 2019, Delivery Hero, the second-largest food delivery app operator in…

Fixed fees on e-wallet transactions could spell trouble for digital payment processors in Indonesia

According to five sources familiar with Indonesia’s move, Jakarta plans on imposing fixed fees on select e-wallet transactions. The move could potential choke key revenue streams and raise costs for payment startups. Providers of e-wallet services in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, currently customize fees for vendors: while they charge a premium from big retailers…

HubSpot Inc ranked No. 1 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2020

Midst heightened regulatory scrutiny over Facebook Inc, the social media giant has dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor’s list of “Best Places to Work” in 2020, down from the seventh spot it secured last year. Employees have given Facebook’s senior leadership as well as its work-life balance a relatively lower rating in Glassdoor; The…

European Commission scrutinizing how FB and Google monetizes data, leverages it to expand, block competitors

In a statement, the European Commission said, it is investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data. The development signals the opening of a second front, on top of an existing investigation, into Facebook’s marketplace. As part of preliminary investigations into both Facebook and Google, the EU executive said, it had sent out questionnaires to…

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s encryption plans despite concerns on terrorism and child abuse

Clearly FB is eager to leave behind its scandalous past, especially its relation with Cambridge Analytica, and is eager to portray itself as a more secure platform for consumers. In a significant development, Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to encrypt Facebook’s messaging services despite growing concerns on criminal activity and…

IBM, TATA join Hedera Hashgraph’s governing council

Hedera Hashgraph is a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies. According to a top official from Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies, India’s Tata Communications along…