Daily News Briefing - Friday, November 13, 2020
Top News
 U.S. senator urges FTC to interview Facebook ex-officials - Reuters | 11/12/2020
 Apple chips away at a new strategy for computing - Financial Times | 11/12/2020
 Chinese Professor in Huawei Case to Admit Guilt to Lesser Charge - Bloomberg | 11/12/2020
Government & Regulatory
 Biden Will Need to Talk Tech and Tax to Fix Ties With Europe - Bloomberg | 11/13/2020
 Biden campaign officials criticize how Facebook handled the election and its aftermath - CNBC | 11/12/2020
 Act now before Google kills us, 135-strong coalition of startups warns EU antitrust chief - TechCrunch | 11/12/2020
General Industry News
 Stopping tech giants from monopolizing data could help smaller start-ups, says venture cap investor - CNBC | 11/13/2020
 Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme - TechCrunch | 11/12/2020
 TikTok is luring Facebook moderators to fill new trust and safety hubs - CNBC | 11/12/2020
Top News
Reuters | November 12, 2020
Byline: Diane Bartz
Reach: 31.5m

Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican and a tough critic of the big tech companies, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to interview some former employees of Facebook as part of its probe of the social media giant.

Financial Times | November 12, 2020
Byline: Richard Waters
Reach: 16.2m

[Opinion] When Apple took the wraps off its latest Macs this week, the most interesting thing about the new machines had been well-trailed in advance. They are powered by chips made by Apple itself, a departure after 15 years of relying on Intel.

Bloomberg | November 12, 2020
Byline: Chris Dolmetsch

A Chinese professor accused of stealing trade secrets for Huawei Technologies Co. will plead guilty to a reduced charge and be allowed to return to China, lawyers told a U.S. judge on Thursday.

Government & Regulatory
Bloomberg | November 13, 2020
Byline: Marc Champion
Reach: 32.0m

From NATO to climate change, the relationship between the U.S. and Europe is in dire need of a reboot after four years of President Donald Trump’s abrasive “America First” policies.

CNBC | November 12, 2020
Byline: Salvador Rodriguez

Several Biden campaign officials have criticized Facebook’s handling of the 2020 election, suggesting that the incoming administration may not go easy on the company, which has come under increasing government scrutiny in recent years.

TechCrunch | November 12, 2020
Byline: Natasha Lomas

A coalition of 135 startups and tech companies with services in verticals including travel, accommodation and jobs have written to the European Commission to urge antitrust action against Google — warning that swift enforcement is needed or some of their businesses may not survive.

General Industry News
CNBC | November 13, 2020
Byline: Saheli Roy Choudhury
Reach: 52.8m

Regulation aimed at addressing data monopoly among big tech firms could create a healthier environment for start-ups to innovate, according to the founder of Fusion Fund.

TechCrunch | November 12, 2020
Byline: Sarah Perez

Amazon on Thursday announced a lawsuit against more than a dozen bad actors, including online influencers and other businesses, who attempted to evade Amazon’s anti-counterfeiting measures by promoting luxury counterfeit products on social media sites, like TikTok and Instagram, as well as on personal websites, then using Amazon seller accounts to fulfill those orders.

CNBC | November 12, 2020
Byline: Sam Shead

Many Facebook content moderators who work at outsourcing firms like Accenture, CPL, Hays, and Voxpro have been leaving to take in-house roles at TikTok, according to LinkedIn analysis by CNBC.