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The 5G rollout is reportedly slowing.

The Wall Street Journal reports that equipment makers are seeing a slowdown in infrastructure spending, including in the U.S.


Executives told the Journal that telcos want to see whether 5G will actually prove profitable before they invest significantly to further develop their infrastructure. They also cited local government reticence to the developments over the many extra antennae that 5G networks require.

One bright note: The delayed T-Mobile/Sprint merger led the former to postpone new 5G orders, the Journal reports. Now that it's been approved, it may resume spending.

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Mark Zuckerberg says regulate Facebook as something between a telco and a newspaper.

The Facebook CEO proposed a new framing for how he thinks regulators should treat his company during a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany today, Reuters reports.

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WHO enlists Facebook, Google to fight coronavirus fake news

Can some of the world's biggest tech companies work together to devise a plan to rein in misinformation about the coronavirus? The World Health Organization hopes so.

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No really, Europe is very serious about taxing tech companies.

EU members of the G20, plus Britain, say that "taxation of the digital economy" should be "the highest priority," according to a document seen by Reuters.

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Mark Zuckerberg plans to say 'we want tax reform.'

POLITICO reports that on Saturday, the Facebook CEO will give a speech in Munich where he'll say the company is willing to pay more tax.

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Judge blocks Microsoft's JEDI contract.

Temporarily, at least.

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