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Attendees wait to ask a question of a Google Assistant at a giant “Hey Google” gumball machine game at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Politicians and privacy campaigners have called for Google’s $2.1bn deal for Fitbit to be blocked, over fears the search giant will feed its growing h(...)

Pizza Express in Woking, which Prince Andrew said he visited in March 2001. The chain is saddled with high debts and is expected to restructure. Photograph: Andrew Matthews / PA

Image of the week: Pizza debt What a time the Pizza Express chain (known here as Milano) is having. Last month, the company hired advisers to help it(...)

When its latest acquisitions are taken into account, it is understood that Homeland has assembled an overall site of about 1.99 hectares (4.92 acres)

Developer Homeland Group has paid more than €10 million this year to acquire five neighbouring houses on Leopardstown Road in Dublin 18 in off-market (...)

Google may have hit its Cambridge Analytica moment with the shock exposure of Project Nightingale by an internal whistleblower. Photograph: Ben Quinton/New York Times

Facebook, the most visible social platform of scale, has become the most prominent bullseye at which to aim collective wrath about our growing lack of(...)

Data giants: Facebook also owns Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, while Google owns the Android operating system and YouTube. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Surveillance by tech giants Facebook and Google poses a “systemic threat to human rights”, Amnesty International has warned in a new report, which ca(...)

The Lilium prototype flying taxi in a hangar in Wessling, Germany. Photograph: Felix Schmitt/The New York Times

Inside an aircraft hangar about 30km (20 miles) from central Munich, Daniel Wiegand lifted the door of a prototype that he said would become one of th(...)

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee also co-founded the Web Foundation

Earlier this year the world wide web – invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – celebrated its 30th anniversary. This month the Web Foundation – also co-foun(...)

Google Europe International Technology Unlimited paid corporation tax of $255 million, an effective rate which is slightly higher than the statutory rate of 12.5 per cent in the Republic.

One of Google’s Irish subsidiaries posted a profit before tax of $2.03 billion (€1.83 billion) in 2018, a 45 per cent increase on the previous year, (...)

A French council warned against the OECD’s   corporate tax plans. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The OECD’s proposal to allow national governments to tax a slice of multinationals’ profits on the basis of sales in their countries would hardly rais(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has warned that the S&P 500 would sink 25 per cent if she wins the 2020 election. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Some of the most prominent names on Wall Street are queuing up to criticise Democrat presidential frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, saying stocks will suf(...)

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