A package of bills that would curb the power of big technology firms like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon was approved by a House committee, an initial step that presaged an intense fight ahead for the companies as they make the case against new regulations. The tech giants face antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The technology industry lobbied against the...
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The Information’s second Creator Economy Summit is happening this Wednesday. For the past two months, I’ve been preparing for our interviews with creators, startup leaders and executives at major tech companies including Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. (You can still register here.) This prep work has come at a pivotal time for the industry. When we held our first summit in late October,...
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