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Amazon’s computer models were trained to vet applicants by observing patterns in resumes submitted to the company over a 10-year period. Most came from men, a reflection of male dominance across the tech industry. Photograph: Reuters

Amazon. com’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building compute(...)

Norbert Nkengurutse in the Crawford Gallery, Cork. “Direct provision is not a bad system but it’s a poorly organised system.” Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

When Norbert Nkengurutse arrived in Ireland seeking asylum he hoped his wife and children would be able to follow him without delay. Given the violenc(...)

A drawing of  Howth Castle by W.H.Bartlett, published in circa 1841. The estate has been owned by the St Lawrence family for more than 840 years. It has now been bought by Irish investment group Tetrarch

Some 840 years after setting up home in the coastal village of Howth, the Gaisford-St Lawrence family have agreed to sell the 470-acre estate to Irish(...)

Bugatti bricks: A Chiron two-seater sports car made of Lego as all sports cars should be. Photograph: Eric Piermont / AFP

In numbers: Boardroom balance 1 Minimum number of women that publicly traded companies headquartered in California must have on their board of direct(...)

Apple and Amazon have both denied the Bloomberg report alleging compromised hardware.  Photograph: Getty Images

A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unpreced(...)

£220 Amazon has improved its Echo Show, with a bigger screen, better speakers and a smarthome hub that lets you control your automated devices aroun(...)

Amazon’s pay rise helps to address growing discontent at working conditions in its network of logistics warehouses. Photograph: AP

A few hours after Amazon announced it would raise the minimum wage for its US staff to $15 (€13) an hour, chief executive Jeff Bezos appeared on stage(...)

Sridhar Ramaswamy who is soon to depart Google to join Greylock Ventures.

He’s been considered the most important person worldwide in online advertising. Now he’s moving on, but Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy says there is plent(...)

An Amazon warehouse in New jersey.

Amazon is increasing the minimum wage paid to US and UK workers, passing on some of the spoils of its rapid expansion to staff in the face of criticis(...)

Local content will also be required to be given good visibility and placement on the platforms, in accordance with the rules. Representatives for Amazon and Netflix declined to comment.

Netflix, Amazon and other video-on-demand services will have to ensure that at least 30 per cent of their catalogues are made of up Europe-made conten(...)

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