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New live streaming app Meerkat snags $14mn funding
The newest tech fad snatched up $14 million in funding, and its backers say is going to change the way people use the internet forever.

27.03.2015 13:03

Financial ramifications of Germanwings crash for Lufthansa
Lufthansa, Europe’s biggest airline, will have to compensate the relatives of the 144 passengers who died aboard Germanwings flight 9525. It may also face lawsuits for negligence after the pilot allegedly deliberately flew the plane into the French Alps.

27.03.2015 12:18

​Women in top UK boardrooms double in 4 years, but wider progress remains slow
The number of women in UK boardrooms has doubled since 2011 in Britain’s 100 largest companies, a new report shows. Despite reaching an all-time high, executive gender equality still has a long way to go.

25.03.2015 11:25

‘Opaque & undemocratic’: TTIP a threat to NHS & public services, say MPs
Britain’s next government must have the freedom to develop the NHS without legal challenges stemming from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), parliament’s business, innovation and skills committee has warned.

25.03.2015 09:26

West's tech bubble is about to burst - top investor
A dot-com bust could soon take place all over again, as a number of tech companies in the West are valued higher than their earnings will ever justify, says a billionaire investor who got rich in the industry.

24.03.2015 18:13

​Deutsche Bank next up on Libor chopping block - reports
Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, is reportedly under investigation by New York State over its involvement in manipulating the Libor interest rate, in addition to a separate US Justice Department case.

24.03.2015 07:39

Watching the Hawks: Power-trio hatch new RT show to test MSM
A trio of self-proclaimed revolutionaries is vowing to bring a new kind of talk show to the airways. Sean Stone, Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace make up a new generation of co-hosts on RT America’s ‘Watching the Hawks’, a new current events show.

23.03.2015 16:43

Tesla updates software to roll out driverless cars in three months
Seeing a Tesla is about to get a lot more wild, as the company is preparing to install its self-driving software in the Model S fleet. The autopilot feature will only work on highways... as the technology may not yet be legal in the US.

20.03.2015 19:46

Google cooked search results to hurt competition - FTC
A federal trade probe found Google skewed search results to favor its own services and products while demoting rivals, but the government decided not to pursue antitrust action, newly released documents show.

20.03.2015 17:30

Cover that butt! Facebook unveils nudity, terrorism, revenge porn policy updates
Facebook doesn’t want its users posting naked butts or women’s nipples on the social network, according to its newly clarified Community Standards. The company also outlined what constitutes hate speech, revenge porn and terrorism.

16.03.2015 19:04

‘Put mustard on it’: McDonald’s workers sue over workplace burns
McDonald’s workers have filed 28 complaints to OSHA about workplace safety, alleging that staff shortages and pressure to work faster have resulted in burns, which their managers often told them to treat with condiments.

16.03.2015 18:47

Havana calling: US, Cuba re-establish direct undersea telephone cable
The US and Cuba have restored a direct telecommunication connection between the two countries as they re-establish diplomatic relations. The cable currently only carries phone calls, but could be expanded to other services, Cuba’s telecom company said.

11.03.2015 19:39