With the recent travails of Didi, and the emergence of Tencent’s facial recognition feature, China’s tech sector is undergoing major upheaval.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Historically, tech stocks have dominated global stock markets. Despite the pandemic, many continue to grow at remarkable rate.
It may have seemed the platforms were taking a confident stance by appealing to Australian users directly. But really, it was a delayed and panic-based reaction.
Like the entire tourism industry, the coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous effect on Airbnb’s finances.
If the ACCC takes one of the tech giants to court for breach of the code, the penalty could be more than $10 million.
Apple Arcade and Google Stadia may threaten a sector that spawned the likes of Farmville and Angry Birds. Developers can build better communities in response.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it’s hard to say whether these are enough.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
Our understanding of where new and exciting ideas come from in the business world is backwards.
Social biases in digital tech create racist face recognition software and sexist hiring tools, but more data collection isn’t the answer.
Astronomic valuations for non-profitable companies are popular in Silicon Valley but how are they calculated and what do they reflect?
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
Industrial action by Google workers shows collective representation is needed even in what is meant to be the best company in the world.
At a time when discussions about tech companies revolve around algorithms making automated decisions, the walkout gives Google a thousand human faces.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
Welcome to the era of TechPlomacy where a new world order is emerging around cities and their economies, rather than nations and their borders.