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Mark Di Stefano

Reporter

Mark Di Stefano is a London-based reporter for The Information covering Europe tech and Amazon. He previously covered the media, tech and politics beats at BuzzFeed News, the Financial Times and ABC News in Australia. He is the author of a book about Australia’s 2016 election, "What A Time To Be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Election Campaign." He grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. You can reach him at [email protected]

A worker delivers packages on Amazon Prime Day in New York. Photo: Bloomberg.

Key SoftBank Executive Steps Back to Start His Own Fund

July 7, 2022 · 8:03 AM PDT
Rajeev Misra—one of the key architects of SoftBank’s aggressive bets on global tech companies—will take a step back from running the firm’s Vision Fund 2.

U.K. Announces Antitrust Probe into Microsoft’s Activision Purchase

July 6, 2022 · 11:16 AM PDT
The CMA surprised the tech industry recently by ordering Meta to unwind its 2020 purchase of the GIF-maker Giphy.

Twitter Sues India Over Demands to Remove Some Political and Protest Posts

July 5, 2022 · 10:14 AM PDT
The move ratchets up tensions between India's ruling party and U.S. tech companies.

TikTok Ditches Plan to Expand Live E-commerce to Europe and U.S.

July 5, 2022 · 9:26 AM PDT
TikTok is struggling to make live-streamed shopping work outside of Asian markets, as consumer adoption remains low.

Amazon Secures UK Broadcast Rights for Lucrative European Soccer Games

July 1, 2022 · 10:49 AM PDT
It’s the latest step for Amazon in becoming a marquee broadcaster in Europe’s top sports.
Amazon's logo on a tent at Cannes this week. Photo by Reuters.
TikTok's logo on the beach at Cannes this week. Photo by Reuters.

Shopify’s Spokesperson Quits

June 22, 2022 · 1:15 PM PDT
Shopify lost its top spokesperson as it grapples with a stock price that has fallen 75% so far this year.
Art by Laurent Hrybyk.

Elon Musk Softens Anti-Remote Work Stance in Twitter All-Hands

June 16, 2022 · 11:38 AM PDT
Employees who make “exceptional” contributions would be allowed to work from home at a Musk-owned Twitter.

Qualcomm Wins Case Against $1 Billion European Antitrust Fine

June 15, 2022 · 7:36 AM PDT
It’s the latest setback for Europe’s antitrust regulator, which continues to have massive fines against large U.S. companies fall apart on appeal in the courts.

Amazon, Google Offer Concessions to Resolve European Antitrust Probes

June 13, 2022 · 9:19 AM PDT
If Amazon and Google can strike deals with the regulator, they would avoid paying fines that could total as much as 10% of annual global revenue.

Amazon Bows Out of Race for Marquee Indian Cricket Rights

June 10, 2022 · 10:49 AM PDT
Amazon is said to back off a bidding war for costly sports streaming rights.

U.K. Regulator Accuses Apple and Google of Running Duopoly in Mobile

June 10, 2022 · 3:23 AM PDT
The move shows that the U.K.'s antitrust regulator intends to use its power to investigate U.S. tech giants and take further action.

TikTok Executive Who Spoke Against Maternity Leave to Take Time Off

June 8, 2022 · 9:02 AM PDT
Joshua Ma, TikTok’s head of e-commerce in Europe, had told staff during that as a "capitalist” he was against maternity leave.

Amazon Shutters Gig Delivery Service in Germany

June 7, 2022 · 11:13 AM PDT
With Amazon’s logistics and fulfillment costs under a microscope, it may have figured it has enough delivery capacity in Germany

Europe Reaches Deal to Mandate Common Charger Across Devices

June 7, 2022 · 11:02 AM PDT
Apple opposed the move, as the iPhone maker relies on its proprietary charging ports and cables to recharge devices.

Musk Claims Twitter Breached Merger Agreement

June 6, 2022 · 6:56 AM PDT · 1 comment
A letter from Musk's lawyer to Twitter paves the way for him to pull out of the $44 billion deal.
Facebook employees and family members march during the 44th annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade Sunday, June 29, 2014, in San Francisco.