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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook halted acquisition talks with Houseparty late last year due to antitrust concerns and began internal changes to make itself harder to break up   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the breakup of big tech companies like Facebook.
Aug 12, 2019, 10:25 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: as part of its antitrust probe, FTC is investigating whether Facebook bought startups like Instagram and WhatsApp to neutralize possible competitors   —  Regulators examining whether social-media giant bought companies to neutralize possible rivals  —  The Federal Trade Commission's …
Aug 1, 2019, 3:20 PMIn context
Tim Merel / VentureBeat:
Report: of the $5.4B invested in AR and VR in the last 12 months to Q2 2019, Chinese companies raised over 2.5x more money than North American counterparts   —  If today's AR/VR investment/merger-and-acquisition dynamics continue, there could be a window of one year to 18 months for corporate and VC …
Jul 21, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook executives, from Zuckerberg to Sandberg to Marcus, have argued that more US regulation aids Chinese rivals, but this assertion is far from clear   —  Can it scare its way off the hook?  —  Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments …
Jul 17, 2019, 3:50 PMIn context
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Facebook is looking to buy game studios and has signed deals for exclusive VR versions of Assassin's Creed and more to bolster its Oculus ecosystem   —  Facebook is looking to buy game studios and ink exclusive deals for virtual reality versions of well-known games to bolster …
Jul 10, 2019, 2:40 PMIn context
New York Times:
Google bought 270 companies since 2001, Facebook bought 92 since 2007, some direct or nascent competitors; only one Google acquisition was challenged by the US   —  “Big tech” companies like Google and Facebook are, in reality, the products of hundreds of mergers.
Jun 7, 2019, 10:15 PMIn context
Kaveh Waddell / Axios:
Data from CB Insights shows Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have collectively acquired more than 50 AI companies since 2010   —  Big Tech has snapped up more than 50 AI companies since 2010, carving out another front in the nonstop war among the giants for AI talent, data and ideas.
May 15, 2019, 10:50 PMIn context
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook says it “mistakenly deleted” some of Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts that were public and reported on, including a post about the Instagram acquisition   —  - Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have vanished, and the company says it “mistakenly deleted” them.
Mar 29, 2019, 8:00 PMIn context
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Sen. Warren proposes tech regulation, including breaking up big tech and rolling back acquisitions at Amazon, Google, and Facebook, as part of her 2020 bid   —  Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn't exist.  Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world.
Mar 8, 2019, 9:38 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Zynga's CEO on the once-beleaguered game company's turnaround, as key acquisitions and the shift to mobile overcome declining Facebook and web games   —  Zynga went public in 2011 and it grew quickly on the strength of social games like FarmVille.  But it hit the skids in 2013, and it began going downhill.
Feb 10, 2019, 9:15 PMIn context

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