Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents | Technology

The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of […]

Apple beats predictions in third quarter with $53.8bn in revenue | Technology

Apple’s earnings in the third quarter of its fiscal year in 2019 beat predictions, the company announced Tuesday, sending shares up 3% in after hours trading. The tech company reported a quarterly revenue of $53.8bn, higher than its previous estimate of $53.39bn. Apple saw its services sales rise, as it continues to reposition itself as […]

European price war squeezes Lufthansa hard in Q2

Rising costs for jet fuel and price competition are squeezing profits at Lufthansa European airline giant Lufthansa on Tuesday reported tumbling net profits in the first quarter, saying higher operating costs and a European short-haul price war ate into the bottom line. Net profit at Lufthansa fell 70 percent year-on-year in April-June, to 226 million […]

Uber cuts marketing staff to reduce costs

Uber had more than 1,200 workers in marketing before the announcement that 400 would be cut Uber on Monday confirmed it is cutting 400 jobs from its marketing team of more than 1,200 workers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi and marketing team boss Jill Hazelbaker announced the restructuring internally, […]

Superhuman: the startup offering a shortcut to empty inbox nirvana | Technology

In many ways, Superhuman is your archetypal Silicon Valley darling. It was founded by a brilliant Cambridge graduate who sold his first company to LinkedIn in 2012 then quit to start another one. It has attracted a cult following among early users, whose lives it promises to revolutionise (and who often insist it really has […]

Microsoft to open first European store in central London | Technology

Microsoft is opening its first European store on Oxford Street, in London, featuring a McLaren Senna car customised as an Xbox driving simulator, a gaming lounge and a community education centre where children can learn to code. The 22,000 sq ft shop is a block away from the Regent Street Apple store, which, when it […]

George Felton obituary | Technology

George Felton, who has died aged 98, was the doyen of computer-industry software designers. In the early 1950s the term “software” had not been invented, and for most computer manufacturers responsibility stopped with delivering the hardware – programming the computer was the customer’s problem. Felton helped change that perception. He managed, and largely implemented, the […]