Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ | Phil Jones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionTechnology sector Big tech’s push for automation hides the grim reality of ‘microwork’ Phil Jones The pandemic accelerated the rise of this digital piecework where humans support AI Phil Läs mer…

Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Alphabet Google parent Alphabet posts revenues of $65bn as ads move online Profits of $1bn on top of largest revenue figure in 14 years Third-quarter earnings beat analysts’ expectations Läs mer…

UK battery ‘gigafactory’ plans huge expansion as electric car demand soars

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Automotive industry UK battery ‘gigafactory’ plans huge expansion as electric car demand soars Envision’s Sunderland plant produces batteries for the Nissan Leaf and other electric vehicles Jasper Jolly @jjpjolly Läs mer…

Tesco website and app back online after hack attempt

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesco Tesco website and app back online after hack attempt Consumers were unable to book deliveries or amend existing orders in outage that started on Saturday Julia Kollewe Mon Läs mer…

‘We’re all climate journalists now’: how the weather took over everything

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Inside the GuardianClimate crisis ‘We’re all climate journalists now’: how the weather took over everything From the business section to the food magazine, Guardian editors are becoming focused on Läs mer…

20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech forever

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Music 20 years of the iPod: how it shuffled music and tech into a new era In October 2001, the music industry was riven by piracy and had no Läs mer…

Lyft admits it recorded 4,000 sexual assault claims in long-awaited report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lyft Lyft admits it recorded 4,000 sexual assault claims in long-awaited report Company reveals figures, promised in 2019, as ride-hailing companies face growing safety scrutiny Kari Paul and agencies Läs mer…

Tesla reports record quarterly earnings despite global supply chain meltdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesla Tesla reports record quarterly earnings despite global supply chain meltdown The company’s car sales are set to overtake last year’s figures even as construction of its new Texas Läs mer…

Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; PayPal Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal Pinterest approached about possible deal, Bloomberg reports Financial firm PayPal has benefited from online shopping boom Dominic Rushe Läs mer…

New logo? Call itself ‘FCBK’? Bring back poking? How Facebook could rebrand

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook New logo? Call itself ‘FCBK’? Bring back poking? How Facebook could rebrand Can the social media giant rebrand itself without alienating users? Here are five suggestions Stuart Heritage Läs mer…

SpaceX could make Elon Musk world’s first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Elon Musk SpaceX could make Elon Musk world’s first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley Most of world’s richest person’s fortune so far has come from electric car company Tesla Rupert Läs mer…

A fashion turnaround and a logo no-go: hits and misses of rebranding

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Business A fashion turnaround and a logo no-go: hits and misses of rebranding As Facebook reportedly plans to unveil a new corporate name, we look at how four other Läs mer…

Facebook fined £50.5m for breaching order in Giphy takeover investigation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook fined £50.5m for breaching order in Giphy takeover investigation CMA says firm ‘deliberately’ refused to supply information showing it had complied with order to separate businesses Mark Läs mer…

Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report Rebrand could position tech giant’s social media app as one of many products under a Läs mer…

FCA to warn younger investors off cryptos and other high-risk products

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cryptocurrencies FCA to warn younger investors off cryptos and other high-risk products Hype and the thrill of gambling are pushing inexperienced people into danger, says City watchdog Rupert Jones Läs mer…

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Hacking At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike Dan Läs mer…

Tesco takes on Amazon Go with launch of ‘just walk out’ store

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesco Tesco takes on Amazon Go with launch of ‘just walk out’ store GetGo store uses weight sensors and skeleton outlines to track shoppers, who are billed when they Läs mer…

Facebook to create 1,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’ Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsibly Dan Milmo Global technology editor Läs mer…

BT took an age to install our community centre’s superfast broadband

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Consumer championsConsumer affairs BT took an age to install our community centre’s superfast broadband After six months and 15 visits by Openreach technicians BT still left us without a Läs mer…

Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The ObserverAmazon Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff Warning that online giant’s move will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in Läs mer…

Eco-friendly, lab-grown coffee is on the way, but it comes with a catch

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Green lightEnvironment Eco-friendly, lab-grown coffee is on the way, but it comes with a catch Beanless brews can cut deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically – but what will Läs mer…

US leads world in bitcoin mining after China crackdown sends industry overseas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bitcoin US leads world in bitcoin mining after China crackdown sends industry overseas Industry’s huge use of electricity could present an awkward question for Joe Biden ahead of the Läs mer…

Bitcoin could trigger financial meltdown, warns Bank of England deputy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin could trigger financial meltdown, warns Bank of England deputy Sir Jon Cunliffe likens danger to 2008 crash and calls for tough regulation of cryptocurrencies Phillip Inman @phillipinman Läs mer…

Amazon could owe drivers thousands in rights claim, says law firm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Amazon could owe drivers £140m in rights claim, says UK law firm Leigh Day launches group action for drivers classed as self-employed and not entitled to employee rights Läs mer…

Covid vaccination status can be faked in minutes in Service Victoria app, developers warn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victoria Covid vaccination status can be faked in minutes in Service Victoria app, developers warn As state trials new system using animated holograms, experts say federal government should have Läs mer…

Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages Shares in Apple fall as global chip shortage and supply chain issues prompt White Läs mer…

Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Telecommunications industry Squid Game’s success reopens debate over who should pay for rising internet traffic Demand for capacity grows on back of hit Netflix shows, online games and more Läs mer…

‘Galactic Britain’: how Cornwall is winning the European space race

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Following the publication of the National Space Strategy last week, photojournalist Jonny Weeks explores how the south-west is primed for Britain’s first sovereign rocket launch by Jonny Weeks Sun Läs mer…

UK takes on Elon Musk in the broadband space race

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The ObserverTechnology sector UK takes on Elon Musk in the broadband space race A heavily criticised investment in OneWeb could bring the government a first bite at the lucrative Läs mer…

China is cutting its tech giants down to size. Should the west learn from this? | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OpinionChina China is cutting its tech giants down to size. Should the west learn from this? John Naughton Xi Jinping has grasped a fundamental truth in his quest to Läs mer…

What I learned about the fuel business playing Gas Station Simulator

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Simulation games What I learned about the fuel business playing Gas Station Simulator If you think ending the supply chain crisis will be hard, pity the poor players of Läs mer…

End of the satellite dish? Sky to launch its own smart TV

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sky End of the satellite dish? Sky to launch its own smart TV Company says Sky Glass will be paid for ‘like a mobile phone’ and removes need for Läs mer…