New study tracks COVID-19’s effects on small tech firms

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A new study by the UO’s Lauren Lanahan seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small high-tech firms and track the challenges and opportunities they face as the crisis continues to unfold. “The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced substantial disruptions to the U.S. and global economies, and in […]

The highest paid tech jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Business Insider analyzed the tech jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area that pay the highest salaries. The Bay Area is the hub of the tech industry, and it’s where many of the world’s most prominent tech companies, like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Netflix, were founded, creating an ultra-competitive market […]

Tech Tent: Can we trust algorithms?

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Three students sit on a street kerb with a protest placard reading: “students not statistics” When school students took to the streets in London and other cities this week it was a protest unlike any other. Its target: an algorithm they said had threatened their futures. On Tech Tent this […]

There’s More to the US than Tech Stocks

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Tech stocks The tech success story is an all-consuming one for investors, which reached further dizzying heights when Apple became the first listed company to reach a staggering valuation of $2 trillion. The sector as a whole has been given a new lease of life by lockdown shopping, headlines about […]

The Tech Breathing New Life Into A $600 Billion Industry

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Combine a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with some of the biggest names in the tech industry and you could be looking at the phenomenally lucrative future of sports. Only this time, the biggest winner may be a small Canadian startup that’s got their attention.  Facedrive (TSXV:FD; OTC:FDVRF), a full-scale ESG platform, […]

4 Best Tech Mutual Funds Rallying on Work-From-Home Practices

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Thematic investment has taken center stage in the past years given the massive changes that the world is undergoing. It helps investors diversify investments and incorporate the latest trends such as the coronavirus-triggered structural shifts in the present scenario. Talking about the latest trends, the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses […]

How Big Tech Surged in the Coronavirus Era

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The U.S. economy’s free fall may be nauseating for some sectors, but for the four tech giants that posted earnings results on Thursday, the past three months have been more like a thrill ride. The day after taking tough questions from the House Judiciary Committee on whether they’ve become too […]

Tech CEOs go on defense

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Four of the nation’s most powerful CEOs beamed into a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday and raised their hands to swear to tell the truth as they faced a barrage of questions on one major issue: Are their companies too big and powerful for America’s good? Members of the House Judiciary […]

Another Driver of Tech ETF Rally

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We are currently in one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year – Back to School. Every year, retailers are benefited from the start of the school year, but this year the shopping trend is likely to be a little different thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. As per the […]

Tech CEOs get tarred as liars, bullies, pushers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony before a congressional committee by the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google (all times local): 5:20 p.m. U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly ripped the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook while likening them to copycats, liars, bullies, drug dealers and traitors in […]

4 Chinese Tech Stocks That are Bouncing Back

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People walking in Shanghai China appears to be recovering well from the coronavirus-induced economic slump. Shaking off its 6.8% contraction in the first quarter resulting from the pandemic lockdown, the Asian economic giant’s economy is picking up faster than Europe and the US. Indeed, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 5.7% to a […]