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  • 28 Mar 2021

Amazon hit with lawsuit over claims that it failed to provide employees with required 30-minute lunch breaks

A former Amazon worker has made multiple allegations against the tech company, mainly centred around lunch breaks and rest periods.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Amazon is reportedly telling delivery drivers they must give 'biometric consent' so the company can track them as a condition of the job

Amazon delivery drivers will lose their jobs if they don’t give permission for the company to collect their biometric data, per a Motherboard report.

  • 22 Mar 2021

WeWork lost $3.2 billion last year. Now it wants to go public with a SPAC advised by Shaquille O'Neal

WeWork is hoping investors will help it go public at a valuation of $9 billion including debt, according to the Financial Times.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Clubhouse is being investigated by a French internet watchdog, following a complaint over data privacy

French privacy regulator CNIL opened an investigation into Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app. The watchdog is due to decide if GDPR laws are applicable.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the high-profile executives that will testify in the upcoming 'Fortnite' court case

Apple’s and Epic Games' chief executives will testify alongside others as part of the video game firm’s ongoing legal battle against big tech companies.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Facebook stock jumped more than 4% after Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's privacy update will help the social media giant

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he thinks that Facebook may be in a ‘stronger position’ as Apple rolls out its iOS 14 update.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple, Amazon, and Google don't pay to integrate Wikipedia articles into their search products. The non-profit now hopes to use contracts with Big Tech to help fund 'knowledge equity' around the world.

Enterprise contracts would transform Wikipedia’s relationship with corporations and level the playing field with tech giants like Apple and Amazon.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Google plans to invest $7 billion in US offices and data centers, including new offices in Houston and Portland, even while others eye permanent remote working

Google plans to open new offices in Houston and Portland alongside its first US Google Operations Center, CEO Sundar Pichai said Thursday.

  • 14 Mar 2021

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket booster for a record-breaking 9th time

SpaceX propels Falcon 9 booster for the ninth time, delivering to orbit a payload of Starlink satellites.

  • 13 Mar 2021

Twitter's surprise counterattack to hold politicians accountable

In this week’s Insider Tech, we look at the battle for facts between Big Tech and politicians, and we pull back the curtain on Iconiq Capital.

  • 12 Mar 2021

Russia claims a fire at a data center in France broke access to Google and YouTube. Google says that's not true.

The Google outage in Russia happened on the same day the state accidentally broke its own internet while trying to censor Twitter.

  • 12 Mar 2021

Apple is suing a former advanced materials engineer, accusing him of stealing trade secrets for a journalist

Apple accused an 11-year veteran of stealing insider info, including about top-secret projects, to gain positive media coverage for his startup.

  • 10 Mar 2021

Despite GameStop's stock boom, the company is still struggling

In 2020, Chewy cofounder Ryan Cohen invested millions in GameStop. In 2021, he’s enacting a plan to ‘transform’ the company. Here’s what we know.

  • 10 Mar 2021

Jeff Bezos has picked a new CEO for his Earth Fund, whose job is to spend $10 billion on climate-change initiatives by 2030

‘We’re excited to announce that Dr. Andrew Steer has agreed to lead the Bezos Earth Fund as President and CEO,’ Bezos said in an Instagram post.

  • 8 Mar 2021

Wall Street darling Ryan Cohen is leading a new initiative to turn GameStop into the Amazon of gaming

Chewy founder and CEO Ryan Cohen just got put in charge of the future of GameStop as the company tries to become the Amazon of gaming.

  • 26 Feb 2021

SCOTT GALLOWAY: I predict the New York Times will outlive both Facebook and Google

Galloway says every company wants to command and monetize consumer attention, and a subscription-based model is the best way to do so.

  • 15 Feb 2021

Google signs multimillion-dollar deal with major Australian publisher as it tries to signal cooperation on news payments

Seven West chairman Kerry Stokes said the deal represented a ‘great outcome’ for both companies.