A year in, Amazon’s HQ2 search proves tech’s West Coast exodus will be slow and secretive

OPINION: One year ago, Amazon announced that it intended to build a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. But Amazon didn’t have a specific destination in mind to build its headquarters — instead, it invited any metropolitan area in North America with at least 1 million people to pitch Amazon on why they should be chosen. Most […]

Facebook and Twitter met with GOP leaders over tech’s liberal bias 

Since the 2016 election, Trump and right-wing lawmakers have claimed that the tech industry’s liberal bias has led to suppressing and even censoring conservative speech online. That led to a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee back in April on the matter, which Facebook, Twitter and Google didn’t attend despite invitations. But in efforts to […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: Tech’s growing obsession with income inequality

Last week, I wrote about Venture for America founder Andrew Yang’s unlikely run for president, with the aim of convincing the general public about the need for universal basic income. Whether or not one agrees that UBI is a necessity in today’s digital economy, the stories highlighted in this week’s Heartland Tech newsletter show that inequality is increasingly becoming […]

Net neutrality suit gains support from tech’s biggest companies

Just one day after Ajit Pai’s FCC released the text of its order to gut net neutrality, a lobbying group that represents the largest tech companies in the world has decided to take legal action. The Internet Association represents companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and other heavy hitters. It will join an existing […]

Helmet hair dryer to ‘key’ implants: IFA Berlin reveals some of tech’s wackiest innovations

Published time: 3 Sep, 2017 17:06 Europe’s biggest tech trade show, IFA, is taking place in Berlin this week and alongside the latest industry developments, tech companies also unveiled some eye-catching, though odd, innovations. RT takes a look at some of the wackiest gadgets unveiled at the event. 1 Hair dryer hood This bizarre looking […]

Live concerts are music tech’s next frontier

With recent speculation about Spotify soon going public (without an IPO) and the belated launch of Pandora Premium, the music streaming space is increasingly nearing both maturity and saturation. The market is crowded by such giants as Apple, Google, and Amazon, as well as smaller companies like Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Pandora, and Tidal. For 2016, it was estimated that […]