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Airbnb Sues New York Over New Law That Demands Disclosure Of Host Information 
Airbnb, the specialist short term renter has announced that it is suing the city of New York. The move is a response to a law passed in July, that legally requires the company to share hosts’ names and addresses with the authorities on a monthly basis. Airbnb claims that the... Read more
Google Sued For Allegedly Tracking Phones Regardless Of Privacy Settings 
Google is being sued for tracking mobile devices even when users have asked them not to. The Lawsuit alleges that Google is illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even if they think their privacy settings have been set to prevent it. The plaintiff’s... Read more
Get It Together With Our Favourite Team Project Management Software
Find the perfect project management software for your team. In our connected world, it’s almost impossible to effectively conduct business without the help of great platforms that keep your team on the same page. At one time, businesses had to rely on multiple apps and desktop software titles to... Read more
EU Fines Google $5 billion Over Android Antitrust Violations 
Fine is second multi billion levy by EU against Google in less than a year.   The penalty follows a major investigation over Android dominance of how Google links its Google Search and Chrome operations on Android devices.   Technically speaking, the European Union have issued a $5.06 billion fine against Alphabet, Google’s parent company for the alleged abusive dominance... Read more
What Is CRM Software And Why Do You Need It?
We’re here to explain everything you need to know about CRM software – and why you should be using it for your business. In a nutshell, CRM software is a computer application used in streamlining and automating the processes of Customer Relationship Management, or CRM – which, as its... Read more
Trump’s China Tariffs Are Hitting Tech Industry Hard
The tech industry is speaking out against Trump’s new tariffs on China imports. Donald Trump threatened some major tariffs on foreign imports–and somehow, even on goods made in the US by companies that are not American but have tens of thousands of US employees building their products–and after a... Read more
New Zealand Court Rules Kim “Megaupload” Dotcom Can Be Extradited To US On Copyright Charges.
Dotcom vows to fight on after losing another court battle to avoid US extradition, and a possible 20 year jail sentence. The case dates back to 2012, when authorities staged a spectacular raid on Dotcom’s rented mansion in the Auckland area of New Zealand.  The charges are related to Mr... Read more
Tech Companies Pushing Back Against US Govt Use
A growing number of tech companies are pushing back against US Government use (or abuse) of their products. Microsoft was one of the first headlining companies to recently voice concerns over its products being used to enable a practice that many people find inhumane. Numerous employees came together to... Read more
Ending Discrimination In Tech
The tech industry has had a discrimination problem for many years, one that Silicon Valley claims to be addressing…still. People of color, women, and the LGBTQ community have reported not feeling very welcome in terms of hiring, promotions to management level positions, and credit for innovation. In fact, many... Read more
Uber Wins London Appeal, Allowed To Keep Driving
British appeal court judge rules that London based Uber cars and their drivers can continue to stay on the road – for now, anyway. Uber has won its appeal against a Transport For London (TFL) decision not to renew the ride-sharing company’s license in the United Kingdom capital. Uber... Read more
New EU GDPR Rules All But Ends Unsolicited Email Marketing in Europe, and Everywhere Else
Europe’s new rules on data have had a devastating effect on businesses that rely on email marketing, according to a new report just published by CNBC. The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) hasn’t even been in effect for a month, but according to the newly published... Read more
Tech Industry Takes A Stand On Immigrant Separation
Google, Apple, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tesla, and YouTube are among those weighing in. When it comes to the political sphere, the business sector plays an obvious role. After all, the decisions made in the halls of government have an impact on the ways businesses operate. But several tech... Read more
Uber, Lyft To Try More Enviro-Friendly Options
Uber and Lyft make plans to add electric scooters to their current fleet. While trendy startups that offer services to the public like ride sharing and accommodations are gaining ground in the current gig economy, there’s little doubt that they’re also changing the consumer landscape in ways that may... Read more
France And Germany To Fund EU Startups To Compete Against Global Tech Heavyweights
Fears that the EU is lagging behind China and USA in developing its own technology companies has raised calls for Europe to invest in its own potential. Both France and Germany have begun pushing for an EU-wide initiative to help fund innovation and research in technology start-ups across the... Read more
Three Of The Best Business Antivirus Software Applications
Protect your business from malware and minimise risk with these great business antivirus apps.  For businesses in the digital economy, network security is largely about endpoints – the devices, programs, and processes at the enterprise’s perimeter, where the corporate network meets the public internet and the world at large.... Read more
Google Drops ‘Don’t Be Evil’ From Code Of Conduct
News has emerged that Google’s famous “Don’t Be Evil” motto seems to have been quietly removed from its code of conduct. Instead the phrase,which used to appear several times throughout Google’s code of conduct seems to have been replaced by rather more vague and ambiguous terms like “ethical business... Read more
Amazon Lashes Out At Seattle ‘Head Tax’
City council ruling causes anger within tech sector and beyond. Ever since Jeff Bezos grew his little online bookstore into a Midas-style money making machine, lawmakers have been scrambling for ways to get a piece of their profits. The wave of so-called “Amazon Taxes” that swept the country a... Read more
Senators Call For FCC Investigation Of Their Identity Theft
Comments appear to have been made by bot accounts. The Federal Communications Commission has been in the public eye lately–far more than in most previous years, considering what they do–for attacks on the internet as most users know it. At the heart of the issue is net neutrality, which... Read more