News roundup: World Wide Web source code to be auctioned, UK regulators to probe Apple and Google, US prepares big tech laws, and more

A round-up of this week’s technology news, including a UK antitrust probe into Apple and Google, the auction of the world wide web’s source code, new US laws to curb the dominance of big tech companies, and more.

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Source code of World Wide Web to be auctioned

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor famed for creating the World Wide Web, is to sell its original source code as a non-fungible token (NFT).

According to a report by the Evening Standard, people will have an opportunity to bid on three-decade-old source code documents for the web in an auction run by Sotheby’s next week.

With bids starting at $1000, the listing will include four items in total. These include an original archive of the source code, an animated visualization of the code, a digital poster of the code, and a letter about the process behind creating the web penned by Berners-Lee.

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