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Western social media firms under fire as Iranians hint at dialogue over censorship

An woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past graffiti of a tree in central Tehran in this file photo from 31 December 2014 Getty Several social media companies in the West have been criticised for a perceived lack of transparency in alleged talks with the Iranian authorities on censoring content to the approval of the country’s strict religious authorities. Instagram, currently ... Read More »

China to focus on online finance companies to further strengthen regulations over internet firms

China’s central bank plans to include large systemically important internet finance firms in its Macro Prudential Assessment (MPA), the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Representational image. AP The MPA risk assessment framework already includes checks of loans, bond investments, equity investments, and buy-backs of financial assets sold, and deposits at non-financial institutions. China will explore different methods of covering internet ... Read More »

Google Glass Enterprise Edition Officially Unveiled, Now Available to More Firms

HIGHLIGHTS The new wearable features several improvements Google Glass 2.0 is lighter and more comfortable It features more power and better battery life Google Glass 2.0 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been tipped for a while, and on Tuesday, the search giant finally made the wearables official. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition, the new glasses have seen improvements to the design and ... Read More »

Social media firms accused of ‘commercial prostitution’

Google did not take down a video with “malicious and hateful comments about Jewish people” CREDIT: ERIN LUBIN/ BLOOMBERG  Social media companies have been accused of “commercial prostitution” and having “no shame” after being grilled by MPs over their failure to take down abusive content. MPs condemned Google for not taking down a video by a former Ku Klux Klan leader ... Read More »

Expect M&A from all big oil firms: Evercore’s Terreson

When it comes to dealmaking among big, integrated oil companies, it’s not a question of who will do deals this year, but when, according to top-rated energy analyst Doug Terreson of Evercore ISI. Mergers and acquisitions activity in the U.S. energy patch fell to a five-year low in the final quarter of 2015 as oil and gas companies preserved cash ... Read More »

Expect M&A from all big oil firms: Evercore’s Terreson

When it comes to dealmaking among big, integrated oil companies, it’s not a question of who will do deals this year, but when, according to top-rated energy analyst Doug Terreson of Evercore ISI. Mergers and acquisitions activity in the U.S. energy patch fell to a five-year low in the final quarter of 2015 as oil and gas companies preserved cash ... Read More »