Several U.S. states join Texas anti-trust lawsuit against Google

Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico have joined a lawsuit filed by Texas and others against Google, which accuse it of breaking antitrust law to boost its already dominant online advertising business, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Tuesday. The lawsuit was one of five filed last year by the federal government or… Read More Several U.S. states join Texas anti-trust lawsuit against Google

Google to cut app store fees by half for developers on first $1million in sales

Alphabet Inc’s Google will cut the service fee that it charges developers on its app store by half for the first $1 million in revenue they earn every year, it said on Tuesday, after a similar move by rival Apple Inc last year. Both the companies have come under fire from large firms such as… Read More Google to cut app store fees by half for developers on first $1million in sales

Russia says it will block Twitter in one month over non-compliance to remove banned content

Russia will block Twitter in one month unless the U.S. social media giant complies with a demand to remove banned content, Russian news agencies cited a senior regulatory official as saying on Tuesday. Moscow said last week it had slowed down the speed of Twitter inside Russia in retaliation for what it described as a… Read More Russia says it will block Twitter in one month over non-compliance to remove banned content

Fintech company Flutterwave partners with PayPal on African payments

Fintech company Flutterwave has teamed up with U.S. payments giant PayPal to enable PayPal customers pay African merchants through its platform, the Africa-focused payments firm said on Tuesday. The collaboration will connect small and medium enterprises with the more than 377 million PayPal account holders globally, Flutterwave said, eliminating the barrier to cross-border commerce. Flutterwave’s… Read More Fintech company Flutterwave partners with PayPal on African payments

Sweden suspends use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Sweden’s health agency said on Tuesday it was pausing vaccinations against COVID-19 using AstraZeneca’s vaccine as a precautionary measure. Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would stop administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after several countries reported possible serious side-effects while the World Health Organization has said there was no proven link. “The Swedish… Read More Sweden suspends use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Two dead, six injured as gunmen ambush university bus in northeastern Afghanistan

Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying university staff in northeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing the driver and a student, officials said, as attacks on civilians continued, while peace talks between the government and the Taliban remained stalled. Six university lecturers were also wounded during the attack in Baghlan province, said Sayed Hamid Rushan, a spokesman for… Read More Two dead, six injured as gunmen ambush university bus in northeastern Afghanistan

China asks Alibaba to dispose of its media assets

China’s government has asked Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to dispose of its media assets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Discussions over the matter have been held since early this year, the report said, adding that officials were shocked at how expansive Alibaba’s media interests have become. The… Read More China asks Alibaba to dispose of its media assets