Étiquette : hypercentrality (page 1 of 17)

“The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Source : FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions – WSJ

“In a big shift, Facebook plans to signal its control of Instagram and WhatsApp by adding its name to both apps”

Source : Facebook to Add Its Name to Instagram, WhatsApp — The Information

Tommaso Valletti est économiste en chef de la direction de la concurrence de la Commission européenne.

“Les critères d’analyse des risques concurrentiels sont-ils mauvais ? Notre analyse de ces marchés numériques était beaucoup trop étroite : pour WhatsApp, la définition de marché était la messagerie instantanée, pour Instagram, celle d’application de photo en ligne. Mais, dans son cœur, Facebook veut capter notre attention, pour apprendre sur nous et proposer de la publicité hyperciblée. Comme Google. Il faut considérer ces entreprises comme des négociants en attention.”

Source : « Facebook a induit la Commission européenne en erreur lors du rachat de WhatsApp »

A Waymo LLC Chrysler Pacifica 

“Waymo is in advanced talks to develop autonomous cars with Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would join a leading self-driving force with the world’s largest automotive alliance.”

Source : Waymo Is Said Nearing Robocar Deal With Renault-Nissan Alliance – Bloomberg

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“Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to integrate the social network’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger — asserting his control over the company’s sprawling divisions at a time when its business has been battered by scandal.”

Source : Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger – The New York Times

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“One-click Support straight from the News Feed could massively reduce the friction to signing up, and thereby attract organizations and individuals seeking to maximize the size of their mob.”

Source : Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield | TechCrunch

Robert Hannigan

“This isn’t a kind of fluffy charity providing free services. It’s is a very hard-headed international business and these big tech companies are essentially the world’s biggest global advertisers, that’s where they make their billions. […] these big companies, particularly where there are monopolies, can’t frankly reform themselves. It will have to come from outside.”

Source : Facebook could threaten democracy, says former GCHQ boss – BBC News

“Today, we’re taking the next step in our journey with the introduction of our commercial self-driving service, Waymo One. We’ll first offer Waymo One to hundreds of early riders who have already been using our technology. Over time, we hope to make Waymo One available to even more members of the public as we add vehicles and drive in more places. Self-driving technology is new to many, so we’re proceeding carefully with the comfort and convenience of our riders in mind. At first, Waymo-trained drivers will supervise our Waymo One vehicles. ”

Source : Waymo One: The next step on our self-driving journey

“Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

Traduction personnelle : « cela nous coûte trop cher de développer notre propre moteur de rendu dès lors que notre navigateur n’intéresse personne, du coup, nous préférons profiter du travail et de l’ouverture de Google pour avancer à moindre frais et capter tout de même toute votre attention dans notre propre environnement ».

Source : Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog

Fi coverage map of the United States

“Get super fast 4G LTE coverage from coast to coast. And if you’re using a phone designed for Fi, you’ll get even more from the Fi network; your phone will keep you on the best signal by intelligently shifting between three mobile 4G LTE networks and automatically connecting to 2 million+ secure Wi-Fi hotspots.”

Source : Google Fi

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