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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The mighty will fall

Today the House Judiciary Committee released its antitrust report on Amazon, Apple Google and Facebook called Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets. The 449-page report detailed how these companies bought competitors, preference their own services and wielded too much power over the other competitors that used their platforms. The report opened with a recap of […]

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Facebook Watch UWP App now “officially” on Windows 10

Big App developers like Google, Disney, Amazon and others have been developing UWP Apps for Xbox but not for Windows 10 for a long time. We recently gave a how-to called “How to sideload Facebook Watch UWP App on Windows 10.” Now Facebook has made their Facebook Watch app officially available on the Microsoft Store. […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | UK launches an antitrust inquiry on Facebook acquisition of GIPHY

As we recently reported, a group of bipartisan senators are skeptical about Facebook’s $400 million dollar acquisition of GIPHY and some are moving to block it. The UK CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) is now opening up an antitrust inquiry in to the acquisition. On June 9th the UK CMA served their initial enforcement order […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | The Largest Wealth Transfer in Histroy

Welcome back to our editorial series In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths. Today Apple hit a new high in market value as many others keep climbing toward 2 Trillion and while on its face, it seems like a good thing, the problem lies in the question “at what cost?” What we are witnessing is […]

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Darkmode for Facebook Android app leaks

Facebook has been adding ‘Dark Mode’ to its various properties like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook’s desktop site and now the company is continuing that progress with the Facebook Android app. From the screenshot below we can see Facebook’s version of what dark mode is and how consistently the design is being translated from the new […]

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The Data Transfer Project | Facebook media transfer to Google photos tool now available globally

As part of The Data Transfer Project initiative, many companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others are creating tools to make your data on their platforms more portable. Facebook recently announced a tool that lets you transfer you Facebook photos over to Google Photos. The tool is available globally today. Like we mentioned above this […]

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In the Land of Trillion Dollar Goliaths | Facebook acquires GIPHY while antitrust actions loom

A group of bipartisan senators are skeptical about Facebook’s $400 million dollar acquisition of GIPHY and some are moving to block it all together. GIPHY is a popular GIF making and sharing website that Facebook sees as a potential threat that it can just wipe off the chess board with a measly $400 million. Many […]

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Facebook Messenger Rooms is now globally available

Facebook is no stranger to being covered here n Platform De.Central as they are one of the 5 Big Tech brands in the world. With so much bad press around Zoom’s privacy failings and how everyone seems to have forgotten about Skype, Facebook is making a move for video chat app supremacy. Facebook already had […]

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WhatsApp to gain Messenger Rooms integration as Facebook goes after Zoom

WhatsApp the Facebook owned messaging service is now integrating Facebook’s Messenger Rooms right into Group audio calls. Recently WhatsApp also increased the number of participants on a video call up to 8, with their latest move, it is clear now that Facebook is setting their sights on Zoom. When users receive the next WhatsApp update, […]

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Fresh new Facebook site design now available globally

Facebook has been adding ‘Dark Mode’ to its various properties like WhatsApp and Instagram, but now its Facebook’s desktop site is not only getting dark mode, but a whole new look. We are still waiting for the new look to hit iOS devices though, we reported on some leaked images but have not seen it […]