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Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon is hard given their bewildering complexity

With the rise of internet juggernauts Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, this insight seems obvious now. But over the past two decades, a fundamentally new business model emerged which even Castells had not foreseen – one in which attracting users onto digital platforms takes precedence over everything else, including what the user might say, do, or buy on that platform.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro preview: Should we be worried about Google support?

Huawei has produced some of our favourite flagship smartphones, which means we're hella excited to get our hands on the Mate 30 Pro - Android or not.

What will Huawei’s HongMeng OS look like?

Even though Huawei has fought through a rough couple of months, the company is set on releasing its own (OS), codenamed HongMeng, into the world.

Google is testing a subscription-model called Play Pass for its app store

Google is also on the subscription bandwagon with a new feature called Play Pass currently being tested for its Google Play Store. 

1 billion users now call Google Photos home – at least when it comes to image storage

It’s official. Google Photos now has a billion users on the service, a milestone that took the image sharing-and-storage service a little more than four years to reach. The search giant first shared the information with FastCompany. Google Photos putting a billion users in the rear-view mirror makes it the ninth Google-owned service to do so. The others are (in no particular order): Gmail, G...[Read More]

Google is working on an AirDrop-style feature for fast file transfers

Google is reportedly working on a new file-sharing feature called Fast Share, and it is set to replace the NFC-based Android Beam.

Huawei can resume trade with US companies (Ts&Cs apply)

After placing Huawei on the US ‘Entity List’, president Donald Trump said this weekend that he’ll lift some restrictions on trading with the company.

Google has released a free, drag-and-drop Game Builder

Google's in-house incubator, Area 120, has released a Minecraft-style game that helps normal people build their own games called Game Builder.

YouTube is the cesspool of the internet as recent scandals around bigoted videos – and their recommendations – have shown

I’d never heard of Carlos Maza until this month, when the Vox video producer made a supercuts video of all the homophobic and racist ranting by a popular YouTuber called Steven Crowder. The right-wing pundit has 3.8m subscribers to his YouTube channel has attacked Maza repeatedly, called him an “anchor baby, a lispy queer, [and] a Mexican”.

Google won’t sync images between Drive and Photos anymore

Google has decided to change the way Photos and Drive work together because apparently its users are confused by the platforms and their functions.

Dropbox has been redesigned with integration in mind

Dropbox is getting a makeover and you’ll now be able to link with and work on Google Docs and Slack, in addition to a few other tools like Zoom.

Huawei’s woes continue with Facebook backing away from it, too

Future Huawei smartphones won't come with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or Instagram pre-installed.

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