Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

Tech companies spent more than $64 million on lobbying in 2018

The biggest companies in tech spent more money lobbying the government in 2018 than in any year previous. According to a report from Reuters, Google dropped $ 21.2 million on lobbying efforts in 2018, a new record for the company and the most it has spent on lobbying since 2012. Likewise, Facebook cranked up its […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Hammer House of Horror Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Federal prosecutors are investigating the Chinese electronics giant Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US companies. One such incident includes Huawei supposedly stealing robotic technology that T-Mobile uses to test its smartphones, according to the report. WeWork […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Harry How/Getty Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook’s business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don’t like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram […]

Chinese tech at CES: Politics is temporary, business is permanent

At the start of 2018, the US imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese products ranging from solar cells through to home appliances. It was the escalation of rhetoric between the two countries over fears that the US-China trade deficit had become too high. According to US Census Bureau statistics for 2018, the US bought […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Rockstar Games Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Alphabet’s board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives. The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin’s alleged $ 90 million exit package following […]

The best lifestyle tech we saw at CES 2019

Dave Smith/Business Insider Business Insider scoured the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to find the very best cutting-edge tech. The best lifestyle tech we saw at CES 2019 had to be Electric Mirror’s Savvy Smart Mirror, a gorgeous mirror that can also display information, run apps, play music and videos, and much more.  […]

UK airports spending millions on military-grade anti-drone tech after Christmas chaos at Gatwick

Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered “military-grade anti-drone equipment” worth millions of pounds in a bid to prevent a re-run of the massive disruption caused after suspected drone sightings during Christmas week. The airports saw fit to acquire the cutting-edge anti-drone systems after the British armed forces finally withdrew their detection capabilities from Gatwick this […]

Happy New Year, big tech! France starts taxing Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon

Tech giants will now pay more tax in France, after the country decided not to wait for the rest of the EU to introduce the measure. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on January 1. The French government hopes to raise €500 million ($ 572 million) with levies specifically aimed […]