Friday, February 22, 2019

Technology

Germany planning Tax move on Google, Facebook and other foreign internet firms

Germany’s finance ministry is looking into the possibility of a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook from German operators, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Friday.The ministry was in...

Spotify paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify multiplied down on podcasts a week ago with a double deal to purchase digital recording systems Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were at first undisclosed, however Spotify has unobtrusively affirmed that it spent €300 million, barely short of...

Facebook may face a record-setting multi-billion dollar fine from the FTC

The Washington Post is reporting that Facebook’s row with the FTC could result in fines an order of magnitude larger than any levied against a tech company by the regulatory body before.While the talks appear to be ongoing, the...

Malt raises $28.6 million for its freelancer platform

French startup Malt is raising a $28.6 million funding round (€25 million) with Idinvest Partners leading the round and existing investors ISAI and Serena also participating. Overall, the company has raised $36.6 million since its creation (€32 million).Malt has...

God of War takes Game of the Year Awards

God of War swept the big awards at the game industry’s peer honors celebration the DICE Awards, taking home nine of 23 of the awards.The big win for Sony and its SIE Santa Monica Studio is a validation of...

Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not done enough to combat...

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a “huge fail.”Interviewed via Twitter by Kara Swisher, co-founder of the...

Microsoft: Windows update now working normally on Windows 10

Microsoft confirms in an update to the Windows 10 version 1809 update history page that the culprit was a bad DNS configuration offered by a number of ISPs.“Windows Update customers were recently affected by a network infrastructure event caused...

Court allows import of life-size s*x dolls

A Seoul appellate court has allowed the import of life-size s*x dolls into Korea, saying it does not violate the customs law that prohibits "morally degrading" items.The decision is expected to affect the s*x doll industry here because it...

Trump to launch Artificial Intelligence initiative in the U.S

Artificial intelligence may have been invented in the United States, but other nations, including China, Canada, and France, have made bigger moves to back and benefit from the technology in recent years.President Donald Trump will seek to change that...

Change your screen habits from time-wasting to money-saving

Apple's Screen Time feature can tell you more about your iPhone usage than you may care to know.Like how many text notifications you receive, the number of hours you spend on social networking and how your total usage on...

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