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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 mark@theinformation.com.

Didi Chuxing Seeks Possible European Expansion

Feb. 24, 2021 · 9:29 AM PST
The Chinese ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing is plotting an expansion in Europe in the first half of this year.

Europe Sets Sights on Gig Worker Conditions

Feb. 24, 2021 · 9:13 AM PST
Europe's main antitrust enforcer is making the labor conditions of gig workers a new target in its regulatory push against global tech companies.

Amazon Executive Jeff Blackburn Leaves Company Following Sabbatical

Feb. 23, 2021 · 11:21 AM PST
Jeff Blackburn, one of Amazon’s most senior and longest-tenured executives, is leaving the company following a sabbatical,
Katana's Kristjan Vilosius (from left to right), Priit Kaasik and Hannes Kert. Photo provided by Katana

U.K. Court Rules Uber Must Classify Drivers as Employees

Feb. 19, 2021 · 5:28 AM PST
The ruling has echoes of fights Uber has had in the U.S. on the same issue, particularly in California, which it won by backing a referendum on the subject.

Amazon Skirted Local Laws in India, Report Says

Feb. 17, 2021 · 9:00 AM PST
Amazon skirted local laws in India in an effort to expand in that country's lucrative ecommerce market, an investigation by Reuters revealed. 

Epic Games Takes Antitrust Fight Against Apple to Europe

Feb. 17, 2021 · 7:10 AM PST
The maker of Fortnite submitted an antitrust complaint with European regulators against Apple, the latest salvo in the game company’s battle with the tech giant.
Clockwise from top-left: Alicia Boler Davis, Dilip Kumar, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and Rohit Prasad. Photos by Bloomberg

Facebook to Crack Down on Users Sending Racist Messages to English Footballers

Feb. 11, 2021 · 7:18 AM PST
Several top athletes were bombarded with racist comments over Instagram recently.

EU Seeks Partners for New Semiconductor Factory

Feb. 11, 2021 · 7:12 AM PST
A continent-based foundry would help European industries be less reliant on U.S. and Asian chipmakers.
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A still image from an Amazon instructional video about its new deliver van cameras. Credit: Amazon via Vimeo

E.U. Claims Court Was Wrong to Overturn Apple’s $15 Billion Tax Bill

Feb. 1, 2021 · 6:12 AM PST
The European Union is appealing a court ruling that overturned a $15 billion penalty against Apple.

Former NYT and FT Bosses Buy Pro-European Newspaper

Feb. 1, 2021 · 6:07 AM PST
The newspaper had been acquired by a private equity firm last year.

Facebook’s Purchase of Giphy to Be Investigated by U.K. Regulators

Jan. 28, 2021 · 7:22 AM PST
The probe, to be completed by March, comes as U.K. authorities pursue their own antitrust policy apart from the European Union.

Amazon Plots Further European Expansion With Polish Store

Jan. 27, 2021 · 8:56 AM PST
Amazon said it will open a dedicated online store for Poland, continuing a European expansion in the face of antitrust charges from the continent’s regulators.

Finnish Delivery Start-up Raises $530m To Fund Expansion

Jan. 25, 2021 · 8:20 AM PST
The fundraising will empower the Finnish firm to compete with bigger online delivery firms in Europe.

Google and Facebook Threaten Australia Over News Payment Plans

Jan. 22, 2021 · 5:51 AM PST
Google and Facebook are making clear what's at stake.

Google Makes Deal to Pay French Publishers for News

Jan. 21, 2021 · 8:52 AM PST
The deal follows a French court ruling last year that said Google's inclusion of news content in search results breached European copyright laws.