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Questions and answers as social media companies face illegal content crackdown

A proposed crackdown on social media companies is expected to be announced, to force them to remove illegal content and protect vulnerable users. With mounting anger against tech giants, we take a look at the debate. – Why are social media firms being criticised? Disturbing images of self-harm can be found on social media, whether broadcasted into users’ feeds by those ... Read More »

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

Why quitting Instagram and Facebook made me happier   3:16 PM ET Wed, 5 Dec 2018 | 03:16 The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” ... Read More »

These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market

As 2017 dawned, two tech companies were worth $500 billion on their own. That number has since tripled, forming a group of half a dozen tech companies worth at least half a trillion dollars that dominate the markets as their products weave their way into every facet of consumers’ lives. All six companies — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA, +0.20%  , Alphabet Inc.GOOGL, +0.41% GOOG, +0.54%  , ... Read More »

How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

Stock market indexes sink as tech companies fall

Stocks are taking broad losses Thursday, led by declines in technology companies. Cisco Systems dropped after issuing a disappointing sales forecast, and retailers were also weak as Walmart slumped. Bond prices rose, sending yields lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 25 points, or 1 percent, to 2,442 as of 1:50 p.m. Thursday on Wall Street. The Dow ... Read More »

Tories pledge to force social media companies to delete childhood posts on request

Credit: PA The Conservatives have pledged to give people the power to force social media companies to delete embarrassing content they posted as children. The Prime Minster said sites like Facebook would be forced to wipe the records of users before they turned 18 on request. Online companies will also be warned they face penalties if they fail to do ... Read More »

Tackling abuse on social media is a monumental task – but billion dollar companies should be up to it

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies have faced criticism over their moderating CREDIT: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Much of the activity which makes up our lives online is conducted in public. The giant social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube – are all to some extent designed around similar principles; they thrive on open, instant, global participation. The processes of ... Read More »

Should tech companies mimic Trump’s marketing?

Donald Trump’s ascendancy to president of the US has many lessons for us all, but one expert believes tech businesses, in particular, should study from his real-time marketing techniques. David Meerman Scott, author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, told attendees of Comptel’s Nexterday North conference in Helsinki that technology companies in particular need to revamp their marketing, ... Read More »

Why Cloud may shower billions on only a few tech companies

SAN FRANCISCO: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1-trillion global market for business computers and software. That is because Amazon Web Services, his big-business computing division, is starting to affect more than just the world of computer servers, data storage and networking at the core of computing. Increasingly, it ... Read More »

4 Innovative Wearable HealthCare Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

Imagine this: your aging father just had a heart attack, and since you live clear across the country, you’re worried about how he’s going to cope on his own. Wouldn’t it be great if your father’s medical team could remotely monitor his cardiac symptoms using a device similar to a FitBit? Should anything be amiss with your father’s heart, his ... Read More »