By Adam Satariano and Jack Nicas Published 4:18 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple engages in noncompetitive practices, stifling competition in the online music market. Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple engages in noncompetitive practices, stifling competition in the online music market. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP / Getty Images Photo: Lionel Bonaventure / AFP / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging that Apple engages in noncompetitive practices, stifling competition in the online music market. Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission, alleging … [Read more...] about Spotify accuses Apple of violating European antitrust laws
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has come out with another bold policy idea. The Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate released a plan last Friday to break up “Big Tech” companies in order to “restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last.” In the days since she unveiled the proposal, the plan has made waves from South by Southwest to Facebook’s platform itself — dividing experts along the way. “We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from throwing around their political power to shape the rules in their favor and throwing around their economic power to snuff out or buy up every potential competitor,” Warren wrote in a Medium post outlining her proposal. But would her plan actually do that? And which companies would be affected? Here are four things to know about how it would work. 1. Why does … [Read more...] about 4 things to know about how — and if — Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up the tech giants would work
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Satariano March 13, 2019 LONDON — In an escalation of a long-simmering feud between the world’s two largest music platforms, Spotify on Wednesday said it filed a complaint with European regulators against Apple, saying it uses its App Store to undercut companies that compete with its services, including Apple Music. Apple has long frustrated app makers by charging a fee of up to 30 percent on anything sold through its App Store. Now Spotify is telling the European Commission, an aggressive regulator of the tech industry, that the policies are more than just a costly nuisance, but a “tax” that violates competition laws and merits an investigation. Apple serves as a make-or-break … [Read more...] about Spotify Accuses Apple of Anticompetitive Practices in Europe
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Samantha Schmidt The Washington Post January 24, 2019 Landing an executive leadership role at a major company often requires making connections with the right people. Graduate students seeking high-ranking corporate jobs are encouraged to build a network of diverse and influential contacts, and avoid cliques.That advice often works — for men. After all, the leaders of corporate America are overwhelmingly men: Women make up fewer than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and fewer than a quarter of Fortune 500 board members, according to the Pew Research Center.But for women, a new study suggests, networking like a man is simply not enough. For women seeking to break into a leadership position in the corporate world, the key to success may in fact lie in other women. Advertisement A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of … [Read more...] about Networking like a man isn’t enough. Successful women rely on other women to reach leadership roles, study finds.
Hà Nội plans to spend about $16.2m on Tết presents for the poor The elderly are given Tết presents in Hà Nội. — Photo vietnamhoinhap.vn Hà Nội plans to spend about VNĐ378 billion (US$16.2 million) from the city budget to give Tết presents to nearly 872,000 residents. They are beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, the elderly, retired cadres, poor people, elite citizens and intellectuals. Secretary of Hà Nội City’s Party’s Committee Hoàng Trung Hải said that apart from the support from the city, localities should have policies to support those in need and help them have a warm Lunar New Year Festival. Hải asked departments and sectors to ensure a safe holiday for people, especially foreign tourists. Meanwhile, HCM City said it would spend about VNĐ800 billion ($34.4 million) from its budget to care for those in need, an increase of VNĐ35 billion ($1.5 million) over last … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief