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TECH 11 Oct 2017 | 6:00 AM

Britain looking at Google, Facebook role in news

Britain is looking at the role of Google and Facebook in the provision of news and what their wider responsibilities and legal status should be, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday.

TECH 10 Oct 2017 | 7:30 AM

Uber, Airbnb get dragged into Scandinavian welfare economics

Denmark wants to bring the so-called sharing economy into its legal codex so that companies like Uber and Airbnb can be absorbed into the Scandinavian welfare model.

TECH 03 Oct 2017 | 12:30 AM

Google’s alleged gender pay gap: activist investor pushes parent firm for data

The blows against Google over its compensation for female employees just keep coming.

TECH 18 Sep 2017 | 2:00 AM

Tech companies recruit female STEM majors at an awkward time

Devshi Mehrotra couldn’t speak highly enough of her three-month internship with Google’s artificial intelligence project, Google Brain, this summer.

TECH 14 Sep 2017 | 10:00 PM

France ponders phone ban in schools

French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron.

TECH 15 Aug 2017 | 1:30 AM

Silicon Valley’s accidental war with the far right

Silicon Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground rules for the digital world, a conflict that mirrors the polarisation of American politics in recent years.

TECH 09 Aug 2017 | 3:30 AM

Google's firing of memo writer strikes nerve in Silicon Valley

A Silicon Valley culture war pitting liberal-leaning tech firms against a small conservative cohort took on new intensity on Tuesday after Google fired a male engineer for a memo that decried the company's commitment to hiring women.

TECH 15 Jun 2017 | 10:00 PM

France's startup scene gains traction, led by state investment bank

France's corporate startup scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of booming investments by venture capital funds and high expectations for a business friendly government under new President Emmanuel Macron.

TECH 12 Jun 2017 | 11:30 PM

How Facebook’s ads can threaten democracy: opinion

The social media giants based in the US may soon face a new attack in Europe: There's a perception among activists and officials that the basis of their business model – targeted advertising – can be a threat to democracy.

TECH 04 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

A German campaign group is targeting smartphone zombies

Smartphones have become such a fact of life that the average user now spends several hours a day staring at their screen.