Eva Dou

Technology Policy Reporter
Eva Dou is a Washington-based reporter covering technology policy for the Washington Post. A Detroit native, she was previously China business reporter for the Post.
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Apple opens gates to $1.1 trillion in app payments — for a steep price

Apple is opening up its iPhone walled garden a crack, allowing U.S. app makers to use third-party payment systems — but it is charging developers a pretty penny to venture outside its gates.

January 17, 2024

Biden administration hopes chips will give it an election year boost

A new center to coordinate government and private industry’s research efforts on computer semiconductors is the latest move by the administration to bring focus to U.S. chip manufacturing.

January 16, 2024

Millions to lose affordable internet unless Congress extends subsidies

The FCC will begin winding down the Affordable Connectivity Program this week unless Congress greenlights more funding.

January 9, 2024

European Union keeps a wary eye on China as it plans tech spending

The study of worst-case geopolitical scenarios will inform the E.U.’s disbursement of tens of billions of euros in science and tech investments.

January 6, 2024

Some good news for U.S. drone manufacturers

Domestic drone makers bullish on sales after U.S. sets new curbs on foreign vendors

January 4, 2024

Pentagon cloud tie-up with Silicon Valley off to a slow start

A year into what is known as the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, less than 2 percent of the $9 billion earmarked for the program has been committed.

December 21, 2023

102 million people eligible for Google’s $630M lawsuit settlement

Android phone users in the U.S. will also see changes in how they download apps as Google settles an antitrust lawsuit over the high fees it charges app developers.

December 19, 2023

Google and Apple’s iron grip on app stores is slipping

Fortnite maker Epic Games won its antitrust lawsuit against Google. It’s not the first attack on Google and Apple’s app stores, and it won’t be the last.

December 13, 2023

First grant to expand chips production in U.S. goes to British company

In a show of multilateralism, the Commerce Department skipped over Silicon Valley companies and picked U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems to receive the first grant from the Biden administration’s $52 billion mega pot of funds to revitalize U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.

December 12, 2023

Jury finds Google’s app store broke anti-monopoly laws

In a landmark decision, a jury found Google broke competition laws in how it ran its app store.

December 11, 2023