‘Companies are seldom treated like this’: how Huawei fought back

To dispel US suspicions, Chinese telecom firm welcomed dozens of journalists into its labsA pillar box red electric train connects Paris, Verona and Grenada via Budapest’s Liberty Bridge and on to Heidelberg Castle in a 120-hectare fantasy business par…

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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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Podcasting’s Netflix moment: the global battle for domination

With huge audience growth forecast, the race is on to lead podcast distribution Podcasting is experiencing a Netflix moment. Global hits – from the ground-breaking Serial to Up and Vanished, and TV crossovers such as Dirty John – and Spotify’s plan to …

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Apple Arcade v Google Stadia: which is the future for video games?

Netflix-style subscriptions by two tech behemoths could open up gaming to millions who can’t afford pricey equipment. Watch out Microsoft and SonyIn the last week, two of the world’s tech giants have made a big play for the attention – and wallets – of…

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‘A monopolistic blob’: what the Disney/Fox merger means for cinema

This cartoon-like demonstration of alpha-capitalism will lead to stricter, safer and blander entertainment – and with each acquisition, the stakes get higherThe mouse just ate the fox – and created a monster. Or rather, an even bigger monster than the …

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