tech

  • 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

Intel plans to spend $20 billion on two new chip factories in Arizona.

Patrick Gelsinger, Intel’s chief executive, vowed on Tuesday that Intel would become a major manufacturer of chips for other companies, in addition to producing the processors that it has long designed and sold.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Robinhood has filed confidentially for a US IPO

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  • 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.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Why Trump’s social media network will be an epic failure

I’ve seen a lot of dumb startup pitches in my day, but a Donald Trump-branded social media network takes the stupid cake. All I can figure is, we’re exactly two months away from the FBI’s birthday and team Trump’s determined to get the old agency the perfect gift this year. Or maybe Trump just really …

  • 22 Mar 2021

LG considers exiting smartphone business after $4.4B loss in 2020

South Korean electronics giant and iPhone supply chain member LG is thinking about shutting down its mobile business entirely, after hints it wanted to sell the arm in January failed to result in any serious interest.

  • 22 Mar 2021

Revolut applies for bank charter in the US

London-based fintech startup Revolut has announced that it is applying for a bank charter in the U.S. The company has submitted a draft application with the FDIC and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. If the company manages to get a charter in California, it would let…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Zoom introduces new SDK to help developers tap into video services

One clear sign of a maturing platform is when the company exposes to other developers the services it uses for its own tools. Zoom has been doing that for some time, introducing Zoom Apps last year and the Marketplace to distribute and sell these apps. Today, the company introduced a new SDK (softw…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Nuvemshop, LatAm’s answer to Shopify, raises $90M in Accel-led Series D

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to people everywhere shopping more online, and Latin America is no exception. São Paulo-based Nuvemshop has developed an e-commerce platform that aims to allow SMBs and merchants to connect more directly with their consumers. With more people in Latin America getting u…

  • 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

New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Russian pleads guilty to Tesla ransomware plot

He allegedly offered an employee $1m (£721,000) to install ransomware at a Nevada battery plant.

  • 20 Mar 2021

Apple bent its rules for Russia—and other countries will take note

Russian iPhone buyers will soon be prompted to install software developed in that country, setting a precedent that other authoritarian governments may follow.

  • 19 Mar 2021

A SpaceX Engineer's Dark Web Insider Trading Sparks SEC First

“MillionaireMike' allegedly ran a stock tip scam that earned him $27,000 in bitcoin payments.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Insider Cannabis: Stocks to bet on for New York legalization

Welcome to Insider Cannabis, where we’re bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar cannabis boom.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Amazon Keeps Getting Sued for Paying Drivers Less Than Minimum Wage

In February, Seattle-area Amazon drivers received settlement notices that they’d won $8.2 million in a class action settlement pending court approval.

  • 19 Mar 2021

Zuckerberg now says Facebook will be ‘in a good position’ regarding Apple’s privacy policies

Facebook has been complaining against Apple since the company announced major changes to its privacy policies, which will affect apps that collect user data without their knowledge. However, Mark Zuckerberg has now said that Facebook will be “in a good position' regarding the changes announced by Apple. As reported by CNBC, instead of criticizing Apple […]

  • 18 Mar 2021

Zuckerberg changes tune, says Apple's iOS 14 privacy feature might benefit Facebook

After raking Apple over the coals in protest of an upcoming iOS 14 feature that will limit ad tracking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now saying the change could actually benefit his company.

  • 18 Mar 2021

The state of VR in 2021

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  • 18 Mar 2021

Clubmarket launches sponsorship marketplace to monetize Clubhouse

Independent startup Clubmarket has figured out a way to monetize Clubhouse through sponsorships for creators.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Google's plan to block third-party cookies has drawn attention from the DoJ

There are concerns the move will harm rival ad networks.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Tesla’s co-founder is teaming up with Specialized to solve the problem of e-bike batteries

There is a tsunami of lithium-ion batteries on the horizon that will need recycling.