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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

62-year-old co-chief Mark Hurd died on Friday morning, the company said, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the business software maker’s ongoing transition to cloud computing.

Written by Reuters21 Oct. 19 08:53

US includes China's top AI startups in blacklist

​The US government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China's top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.

Written by Reuters09 Oct. 19 10:00

Australia, the US and the UK urge Facebook not to encrypt messages

​Australia, The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement.

Written by Reuters04 Oct. 19 10:55

Investigators ask Oracle for information about Google

​Oracle, which has clashed with Alphabet's Google in business disputes, has received requests for information from congressional and state investigators looking into allegations that Google violated antitrust law.

Written by Reuters26 Sept. 19 14:36

Apple spars with EU as US$14 billion Irish tax dispute drags on

Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a US$14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU's drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years.

Written by Reuters19 Sept. 19 13:57

Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos

Facebook is teaming up with Microsoft, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a ​blog post​ on Thursday. ~

Written by Reuters06 Sept. 19 08:36

US Justice Department teams up with states on probe of Big Tech firms

The US Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday.

Written by Reuters21 Aug. 19 08:22

Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple's chief executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung.

Written by Reuters19 Aug. 19 08:58

Facebook ordered to pay US$5B fine over privacy violations

Facebook will pay a record-breaking US$5 billion (A$7.1 billion) fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday.

Written by Reuters26 July 19 09:46