IMF warns that tech giants stifle innovation and threaten stability

Fund report calls for profits to be targeted by a tougher international tax regimeThe International Monetary Fund has warned that the market power exercised by a small number of global companies threatens to stifle innovation and make it harder for cen…

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Google staff condemn treatment of temp workers in ‘historic’ show of solidarity

Google issues new ‘minimum standards’ for temps after more than 900 employees sign letter criticizing abrupt firingMore than 900 Google workers have signed a letter objecting to the tech giant’s treatment of temporary contractors, in what organizers ar…

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Stampede of the unicorns: will a new breed of tech giants burst the bubble?

Lyft, which went public on Friday, will soon be joined by Uber, Airbnb and other companies valued over $1bn – and they may be just the animal to burst a bubbleFive years ago Aileen Lee, founder of Silicon Valley investor Cowboy Ventures, coined the ter…

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Google must be broken up due to its ‘overwhelming’ power, News Corp says

Media giant tells Australian inquiry Google’s search engine and advertising platform should be separatedGoogle should be broken up to restore a level playing field for media companies swamped by its “overwhelming” market power, News Corp has told the c…

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The EU’s plan to rein in Facebook and Google will do exactly the opposite | Carlos Fernandes

The proposed shake-up to copyright law will only entrench the dominance of tech giants. There are other, better waysThe growth of the internet and user-generated content in the past 15 years has been underpinned by speed and ease of use. The foundation…

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