Facebook creates 1,000 new jobs in Britain

Facebook announced on Tuesday that the company plans to create 1,000 new jobs in the UK. This includes adding to its existing team to fight against harmful content. The social media giant will create such jobs throughout the year to increase the UK’s workforce more than 4,000. Over half of the new work is for […]
  • Arpa Chatterjee
  • January 22, 2020
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Uber potentially facing gender discrimination lawsuit

Uber faces über lawsuit The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating Uber for potential gender discrimination. According to some sources close to the matter, this investigation has been ongoing since August 2017. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been trying to change the cultural atmosphere of Uber, which had been toxic ever since previous owner Travis […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 18, 2018
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Facebook being charged in UK for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook’s back is against the wall yet again On Tuesday, UK authorities announced that Facebook will be charged £500,000 for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. According to the authorities, Facebook failed to keep data of its users safe, and simultaneously, it did not inform users of how Cambridge Analytica used their data for political gain. In March, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 12, 2018
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Uber Attempt to Renew License in London

Uber hopes to overturn the decision that stripped the company of its license to operate in London. Uber has since made some changes, introducing a 24-hr support phone line and the proactive reporting of illegal activity to London police. Last year Uber attempted to coerce London into signing a 5-year contract but was rejected. This […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • June 26, 2018
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KFC will unravel vegetarian option in UK

KFC takes the healthy route KFC announced on Friday that it will explore vegetarian options to chicken in their United Kingdom stores, hoping to roll them out next year. The menu-change stems from a long-term goal of delivering healthier options to customers. In fact, KFC announced that it hopes to reduce calories per serving by […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 8, 2018
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PayPal acquires Swedish firm iZettle for $2.2 billion

On Thursday, the online payment system PayPal announced its purchase of iZettle, a mobile-card reader and point-of-sale analytics system, for $2.2 billion. The strategy is twofold for PayPal – first, this helps them breach the brick-and-mortar market by having a mobile card reader that is widely becoming popular in the US due to a similar […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 18, 2018
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Comcast’s acquisition of Fox only capable with a mountain of doubt

Comcast (CMCSA) is a global leader in cable, and it is seeking to expand its reach in media even further with the acquisition of 21stCentury Fox (FOXA) and British satellite broadcaster Sky. However, to do so, it would be digging itself into a massive financial trench. To acquire Sky, it would have to beat Disney […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 17, 2018
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Britain Spends a Day without Coal for the First Time in 135 Years

A major turning point for energy resources occurred Friday when Britain’s National Grid announced 24 hours had passed without the use of coal energy. This is the first time in the 135 years since the world’s first coal-power plant, Thomas Edison’s Holborn Viaduct station, was built in London that the island has spent a full […]
  • Gray Phillips
  • April 24, 2017
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