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.


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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