Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon needs to “do a better job” for its employees, Jeff Bezos told shareholders in his final letter as chief executive of the online giant, but he also pushed Läs mer…

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Läs mer…

Coinbase, US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, makes Nasdaq debut

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The soaring value of cryptocurrencies added another name to the list of the world’s wealthiest billionaires on Wednesday with the introduction of Coinbase, the US’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, on Läs mer…

Value of cryptocurrency bitcoin climbs 5% to record high of $63,000

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The value of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has surged to a record high, reaching $63,000 (£45,800). The cryptocurrency, which has risen in value by 450% in the last six months, Läs mer…

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin join $100bn club

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have joined the $100bn club of super-rich people with 12-digit fortunes after a surge in the share price of the tech Läs mer…

Another huge data breach, another stony silence from Facebook | Carole Cadwalladr

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Half a billion Facebook users’ accounts stolen. Personal information compromised. Telephone numbers and birth dates drifting across the internet being used for God knows what. And for four days, Läs mer…

Facebook removes over 16,000 groups trading fake reviews

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has removed more than 16,000 groups trading fake reviews after the UK’s competition regulator criticised the company for failing to make good on a previous promise to clamp Läs mer…

The Guardian view on taxing the tech giants: time to pay up | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The terrible global cloud that is the Covid-19 pandemic offered the world the glimpse of a silver lining this week. New tax proposals by Joe Biden mean that the Läs mer…

AstraZeneca vaccine scientists set for £22m payday in New York float

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prof Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford University scientist who lead the team that created the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, is set for a payday of more than £20m as the vaccine Läs mer…

LG to pull out of mobile phone market

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; South Korean electronics manufacturer LG has decided to wind down its mobile phones unit after admitting defeat in the global smartphone market. LG said on Monday it had made Läs mer…

How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share with a market value of $438m in 1997, when it was just an online bookseller, with 256 employees. The share Läs mer…

'The fuse has been lit': union leaders hope Amazon effort will boost support across US

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Counting is currently under way for the historic union election at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, and union organizers and leaders throughout the labor movement are hoping the effort Läs mer…

Meet the Briton leading a Tesla rival who wants to save the planet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Lucid Motors boss Peter Rawlinson is fluent in the language of the new breed of electric carmaker: he wants to save the planet and he wants to do Läs mer…

Apple's Tim Cook joins chorus in denouncing Georgia’s voting law

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple chief executive Tim Cook joined the chorus of business leaders who have come out in support of voting rights in light of voting restrictions Georgia’s governor signed into Läs mer…

UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK’s competition regulator is launching an in-depth investigation of Facebook’s $400m (£290m) acquisition of the gif creation website Giphy over fears that it could lead to a squeeze Läs mer…

'Fake' Twitter users rush to Amazon's defence over unions and working conditions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter A surge of “fake” Twitter accounts have emerged to defend Amazon and push back against criticism of working conditions at the Läs mer…

Oxford Nanopore float offers London a proper tech future

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Another day, another tech float on the way for London. This one involves proper technology too: cutting-edge DNA sequencing and analytics, as opposed to takeaway food delivered by bicycle. Läs mer…

‘There’s momentum to win’: union fight enters final stretch for Alabama Amazon workers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With mail-in ballots due this Monday, federal officials will soon begin tallying the votes in what has been the most closely watched unionization drive in the US in years Läs mer…

Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ministers must force tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft to stop the “immoral” practice of profiting from the £10bn of pension fraud committed by internet scammers, a Läs mer…

‘People are optimistic': Businesses look forward after 12 months of Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Philip Jansen, chief executive, BT Early in the pandemic Philip Jansen gave investors a financial fright by scrapping BT’s multibillion-pound dividend. Now, nearly a year on, he is handing Läs mer…

Gazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatherings

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; They used to just feature at school sports days and village fetes but the gazebo has become a must-have garden accessory this spring as preparations for gatherings at Easter Läs mer…

Get ready for the return of the office | Gene Marks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A strange thing is happening, thanks to the pandemic. While everyone is stuck working from home, some of the country’s largest tech companies are snapping up real estate like Läs mer…

'Two Goliaths': Apple labels Epic's Australian challenge to in-app purchases 'self-serving'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple has argued that Epic Games’ case against the tech giant’s in-app purchase system is not altruistically trying to secure a better deal for Australian customers and app developers Läs mer…

Global shortage in computer chips 'reaches crisis point'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Consumers are facing price rises and shortages of products from TVs and mobile phones to cars and games consoles as a global shortage in semiconductors grows. The shortage in Läs mer…

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama make the final push toward unionizing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Organizers and workers are making the final push in the first Amazon warehouse union election in the US in Bessemer, Alabama which, if successful, would mark one of the Läs mer…

How two Irish brothers started a £70bn company you've probably never heard of

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The most valuable private company in Silicon Valley is an outfit most people have never heard of – unless they are a) Irish or b) tech investors. It’s called Läs mer…

Lockdown boredom drives UK video games market to £7bn record high

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK video games market hit a record £7bn last year as lockdown fuelled an unprecedented boom in the popularity of mobile games, consoles and virtual reality headsets. The Läs mer…