Biggest tech companies face US Bills on liability and competition

The biggest US tech companies would face new constraints under two Bills announced on Thursday after a month of revelations from a Facebook whistle-blower sparked fresh calls to rein in an industry that has largely escaped regulation so far. A measure from Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone and other leading House Democrats …

After India report, US mulls bill to fix Amazon’s predatory practices

After a report accused Amazon of secretly exploiting internal data from its marketplace to copy products sold by other companies and manipulate search results, a group of US Senators has announced plans to introduce a nondiscrimination bill that could rejig Amazon’s online marketplace. The American Choice and Innovation Online Act, led …

Merchants hit by revision in payment norms form an alliance

Hit by a revision in payment norms by the RBI, online merchants like Netflix, Facebook and Future Generali on Tuesday announced the formation of a grouping to take up common causes. The changes on e-mandates effected by the RBI from October 1 are intended to make the ecosystem more robust but …

Sonos Move portable speaker review: Expensive, but premium sound quality

Sonos has finally made its way to India and there can’t be better news for audiophiles. It recently launched its portable speaker called Sonos Move in India. I got to experience the device for about a month and I tested the speaker both, indoors and outdoors to see how it fares. Read this …

Zomato is dressing up for its big IPO. Can its flywheel spin like Amazon and Meituan after listing?

“I don’t underestimate them. But I also don’t fear them,” said a rather unperturbed Deepinder Goyal, chief executive officer of Zomato, in an interaction with ET in March, when asked about Amazon throwing its hat in the food-delivery business in some areas of Bengaluru. For Amazon, the behemoth with cash to spare, the Bengaluru experiment …

Bollywood, games and acquisitions: a look at Nitish Mittersain and Nazara’s journey to the IPO

Nitish Mittersain, founder and managing director, Nazara Technologies; illustration by Manali Ghosh Synopsis Nazara Technologies is set to become India’s first publicly traded gaming company. At 176x, its IPO is the third-highest ever subscribed issue with a size of over INR200 crore. This means now investors will be keeping a close watch on the company’s …