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Zoominfo

ZoomInfo IPO priced at $21 per share in largest tech listing this year

ZoomInfo Technologies priced its initial public offering (IPO) at $21 per share, above its upwardly revised target range, in the largest US technology listing so far this year, the...

Small business finance website

Covering bases: have you invested enough in your e-commerce store

As part of our ongoing ‘Covering bases’ series of articles, aimed at folk attempting to build or launch a new bootstrapped dot-com business, perhaps in the wake of the ...

Apple

Apple must face US shareholder lawsuit over Tim Cook’s iPhone, China comments

A federal judge said Apple Inc must face part of a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently concealed falling demand for iPhones, especially in China, leading to tens of billions of dollar...

Mark Zuckerberg

Early Facebook staffers denounce Zuckerberg stance on Trump posts

Nearly three dozen former employees from Facebook’s early days have blasted founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to act against controversial posts by US Pres...

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home

Amazon.com has been sued for allegedly fostering the spread of the coronavirus by mandating unsafe working conditions, causing at least one employee to contract coronavirus, bring ...

Snapchat

Snapchat removes Trump account from its curated promotional section

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote US President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account i...

Gaming

Ukrainian computer game featuring Nazi’s in Moscow angers Kremlin

The Kremlin has accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade...

SoftBank Group CEO

SoftBank launches $100 million fund aimed at entrepreneurs of colour

SoftBank Group Corp is launching a $100 million fund to invest in “companies led by founders and entrepreneurs of colour”, in the latest corporate action as protests ro...

Small Business Finance

How to help your start-up bounce back from the COVID-19 lockdown

Covid 19 has been a difficult crisis for the majority of businesses to deal with, but especially for bootstrapped start-ups. So how can we pick ourselves back up after such a shock...

US UK Relations

China is using Huawei to drive a wedge in the Britain-America special relationship

China is using telecoms giant Huawei to try to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States, GOP senator Tom Cotton told British lawmakers on Tuesday.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp and PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek

Facebook messaging platform WhatsApp and PayPal Holdings have said they have invested in payment, food delivery and ride-hailing app operator Gojek as part of the Indonesian firm&#...

Facebook

Facebook signs licensing deal with century-old Indian music label Saregama

Facebook has signed a global licensing deal with one of India’s largest music labels, allowing users to choose from a large catalogue of Bollywood music for their Facebook an...

Remove China Apps

Google takes down Indian app that removed Chinese ones – spokesman

Google has taken down an Indian mobile application from its app store that allowed users to remove other Chinese apps from their phones as it violated certain company policies, a c...

Hackers

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate the ‘Anonymous’ brand amid protests

The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality.