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Top 7 Business Apps
Great business software to work smarter, not harder.  Running a business isn’t easy – in fact it’s a 24/7 job that can often require you to do everything from finance and accounting to HR and IT management. Luckily there’s a growing number of amazing business-specific apps and software designed... Read more
UK To Give Boost To Startups At CES
Government will invest and support tech start-ups exhibiting at iconic Vegas event. The CES Tech Expo held in Las Vegas is the highlight of the year for anyone with even a remote interest in up-and-coming technology. Whether it’s a major tech giant unveiling its latest gadget or a guy... Read more
Tesla Fires Hundreds After Performance Reviews
Elon Musk’s luxury electric car company has reportedly fired hundreds of workers following its annual company-wide performance reviews. The news comes despite other reports in the media that the electric automaker is months behind its production targets and is actively trying to ramp up production to meet the demand... Read more
Avast Launches Business Antivirus Software Range
Defend your business with advanced antivirus protection and more. It’s a scary world out there. With over 4,000 attacks on SMBs a day, it’s only a matter of time until your business becomes a target. Fight back with new Avast Business Antivirus – exceptional protection with a 100% malware... Read more
Google Appeals EU’s €2.4bn Search Engine Results Fine
Tech giant lodges appeal against massive fine by European Commission. Back in the middle of summer, the regulator ruled that Google’s positioning its own shopping comparison service at the top of Google search results, ahead of competitors, such as Amazon, was an abuse of power. The €2.4bn fine was, and... Read more
Uncovering The Hidden Tech Job Offers
Apple follows Microsoft’s novel approach to attracting tech talent.  There’s little doubt that the 21st century workplace is a very different environment than previous generations experienced on the job. In every area of industry, new innovations and labor practices have changed the setting, so it should come as no... Read more
Uber Board Votes On New CEO
Former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to take the reins. It’s been a rough few years for Uber. What was hailed as the wave of the future in the space between the typical consumer good and crowdfunding is now synonymous with scandal and legal woes. Following on the heels of... Read more
Uber Keeps Growing Despite Inner Turmoil And Continuing Scandals
Troubled transportation and food delivery giant sees increased bookings and declining loses. Despite multiple accusations of inherent sexual discrimination, a revolving door of resigned executives, dubious legal shenanigans in India, drivers threatening to strike, and being unable to find a new CEO after founder Travis Kalanick was effectively ousted... Read more
Google Glass Returns, Marketed Exclusively for Business
Alphabet’s Google smart glasses, Google Glass have returned, and it turns out they never really went away… But this time instead of attempting to sell it to the consumer market, the tech giant are selling it directly to industry and business calculating that the new ‘Glass Enterprise Edition’ with... Read more
Ashley Madison Agrees $11m Deal For US-Based Users
Deal made two years after massive data breach. The Toronto, Canadian based parent company of the now infamous infidelity dating site Ashley Madison has reached a $11.2 million settlement deal with US class action lawsuits, after a massive security breach two years ago that made headlines the world over.... Read more
Microsoft To Cut Thousands of Jobs Worldwide
Decision comes as company increases focus on cloud computing. Microsoft has confirmed speculation in the industry that it will to lay off thousands of workers as the tech giant moves further into its cloud computing operations, namely Azure. Microsoft plans to cut “thousands” of jobs, with a majority of... Read more
Google Facing Second Record EU Fine: This Time Over Android.
Another week, another antitrust case. Google has found itself facing a second record fine from European regulators in another antitrust case, in as many weeks, according to a report by Reuters. As the dust still settles over the EU’s 2.4 billion Euro fine against Google’s comparison search practices, last... Read more
John McAfee Settles With Intel Over Use Of McAfee Name
Eponymous antivirus pioneer agrees deal. One of the original Cybersecurity pioneers, John McAfee, has agreed a deal with Intel not to use his own name in any company, or in any connection with other cybersecurity products, as part of a deal to end the lawsuit he brought against the... Read more
Apple Defends Claims That It Violated Consumer Law
Case brought against Apple in Australia by ACCC. Consumer protection laws are tricky, and as such they can vary widely from one international market to another. Apple is learning that the hard way after investigators in Australia claim the company violated the protections already in place for the public.... Read more
Amazon Files Patent To Block Comparison Shopping In Its Stores
Applies to its physical bricks and mortar stores. Amazon filed a patent on May 30 to block shoppers in its physical bricks and mortar stores from comparison shopping when they shop there. Considering that comparison shopping is what Amazon have been helping consumers do just that since the day... Read more
Google Hit With Record $2.7bn EU Fine Over Shopping Search Results
Company found to have promoted its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. Alphabet subsidiary, Google, has been fined a record $2.7bn (£2.1bn; 2.42bn euro) by European Union regulators after they ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top... Read more
Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick makes his temporary leave of absence permanent and resigns as chief executive. The decision follows six months of almost uninterrupted scandals at the ride-sharing company. Kalanick said in a statement to the New York Times (NYT), “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult... Read more
Firm Pays Record-Setting $1M Hacker Ransom
Web-hosting firm Nayana pays to unlock frozen computers. The cybersecurity industry has tracked a sizeable increase in the number of ransomware attacks in the past year, ones that have hit both private consumers and businesses alike. Part of the reason for the increase has been attributed to their effectiveness; depending... Read more