Futurum Research analyst Todd R. Weiss looks at how Amazon and Alphabet are ramping up their fight against a “self-preferencing” bill in the U.S. Congress that seeks to rein in Big Tech marketplace influence in online search and sales.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the announcement of Instagram testing NFT and explores why many of the big platforms including Twitter and Shopify are doing likewise, how the companies will manage the tension between distributed NFTs and their centralized platforms, and how NFTs unlock a powerful new model for commerce.
Futurum analysts Shelly Kramer and Michael Diamond explore the announcement by Meta and Ray-Ban Stories that Ray-Ban smart glasses are rolling out in new markets, with new color offerings, and more importantly, why this is an important move for Meta in its quest to remain relevant with a younger creator/influencer demographic.
Amazon and Facebook have filed petitions asking for the recusal of FTC Chair Lina Khan from cases in which the company’s are involved.
Joe Biden issued a new executive order focused on more than 72 items where the White House wants to see greater scrutiny of Big Tech.
Last Friday, House Democrats introduced five new antitrust-style bills aimed at curtailing the market dominance of U.S. technology companies. Futurum’s Olivier Blanchard breaks down the nuances of the bills, outlines the problems with each, and shares thoughts on the challenges ahead.
Some companies are leading the push for better data privacy and are being rewarded with customer loyalty. Here are the standouts you might not have heard about.
Calls for regulation have accelerated as Capitol Hill ramps up what it sees as anti-competitive behavior to widespread abuse of technology hurting privacy, security and democracy.
In minimizing upfront investment for CSPs by providing a turnkey, as-a-service based offering, the Cisco, Qwilt, and Digital Alpha alliance is ready to mitigate operational and business peril for risk-averse CSPs. Now CSPs have the opportunity to embrace the alliance’s proposition to redefine the economics of content delivery across their networks by exercising control and visibility over the content delivered through their networks. As a result, CSPs are able to create new revenue streams, realize optimal backhaul savings, while mitigating financial and business risk in fulfilling their CDN monetization objectives.
Apple added that they believe that “technology should protect users’ fundamental right to privacy, and that means giving users tools to understand which apps and websites may be sharing their data with other companies for advertising or advertising measurement purposes, as well as the tools to revoke permission for this tracking.”