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Why the tech industry needs a labor/union movement

The trend in this latest labor activism started in early April 2021 when some Google workers said they were creating a union to fight injustices. This created some debates and confusion among onlookers.  For them, why would staff at a...

The UK’s Royal Mint New releases new coin designs for King Charles III 

On Friday, the first coin featuring King Charles III was unveiled and would be pushed into public before the end of 2022. Other denominations would also be minted with the same image in 2023. The 50 pence coin shows a...

Coral, the Solana developer platform, raises $20M to design Web3’s iPhone

Coral, the Solana developer platform, has helped design dev tools for the Solana blockchain ecosystem.  On Wednesday, the firm announced it raised a $20 million strategic round headed by FTX Ventures and Jump Crypto, with Anagram, Multicoin Capital, K5 Global,...

Ethereum Merge is complete, signaling the opening of a new period for the network.

The huge overhaul of Ethereum called the Merge is finally complete, pushing the digital machinery of the second-largest cryptocurrency to a much more energy-efficient system following years of delay and development. It wasn’t a small feast swapping out proof-of-work for...

How Google and Meta were fined $71.8M for violating privacy laws in South Korea

On Wednesday, South Korea fined Google and Meta $71.8 million (100 billion KRW) for violating the privacy law in the country. The South Korean authorities said that Meta and Google didn’t receive legitimate or legal consent when collecting users’ information...

innovation

These are the new updates and features coming to Google Maps.

Google announced on Thursday at its Search On the event that it plans to launch many new updates for Maps in the coming months. The company announced and called these upcoming launches Immersive View, Neighborhood Vibe, and Search With Live...

How France is using AI to find thousands of untaxed pools

France is witnessing its worst drought in history as the country’s tax authorities are now using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to find thousands of undeclared swimming pools. The country’s Federal authorities used software designed by Google and Capgemini, a consulting firm,...

finance

The UK’s Royal Mint New releases new coin designs for King Charles III 

On Friday, the first coin featuring King Charles III was unveiled and would be pushed into public before the end of 2022. Other denominations would also be minted with the same image in 2023. The 50 pence coin shows a...

The US Stocks fall after Walmart’s profit warning, as it drags down other retail names.

On Tuesday, the US stocks fell after Walmart cut its earnings forecast. This sends other retail shares lower while causing concern that consumer spending may not be sufficient enough to put the US out of recession. Walmart agrees it has...

intellectual-property

Google will remove news previews from search results in France, to avoid paying publishers

Google has opted to no longer display excerpts of news articles from European publishers in its search results in France, in order to avoid paying the publishers, as required by new EU copyright rules, according to Politico.  Article 15 of the...

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Why France’s startups can no longer “Pitch”

A strange battle is taking place in France right now. A cake maker is threatening startups of legal action for using the word “pitch”. This could seem like a comical slip-up if it weren’t, in fact, tragic for France’s image...