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Slack is raising a $400 million funding round

Almost a year after raising $250 million in a Series G funding round, Slack is reportedly raising an even bigger round this time around.

Legal tech company raises $25 million in Series B funding round

California-based legal tech company Everlaw recently announced a $25 million Series B funding round, bringing their total funding to $34.6 million. This bodes well for the future of the legal tech startup sector.

Saudi replaces chief executive of NEOM mega city

Apo - Saudi Arabia has replaced the CEO of its NEOM mega city project less than a year after the unveiling of the $500 billion venture billed as a regional Silicon Valley.

How companies can prepare for digital transformation

Digital transformation is impacting every sector and business, and with all the guides being published it's easy to get lost. Here's a roundup of how experts think companies should be preparing for digital transformation.

Meet the female founders of US 'unicorns'

There are 134 US "unicorns" — aka VC-backed companies worth $1 billion or more — and of those companies, only 15 have female founders and/or co-founders.

It’s Digital Literacy Day in Toronto tomorrow

Toronto - In a forward-thinking collaboration between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, citizens can look forward to learning all about how technology has changed the world with the city’s first annual Digital Literacy Day.

There's a light at the end of Elon Musk's tunnel: free rides

Los Angeles - Elon Musk, founder of The Boring Company and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, has shared an update with the public that his first stretch of tunnel — under Los Angeles — is almost complete.

iMac: then and now

20 years ago, on May 6, 1998, Steve Jobs unveiled the iMac. It was a revolutionary moment for both Apple and the tech industry at large.

Trump blocks Broadcom's bid to buy Qualcomm

San Francisco - US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked an unsolicited bid by Singapore-based Broadcom to take over smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, citing national security concerns.

Facebook says page of firebrand anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk removed

Yangon - Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the "Buddhist Bin Laden" for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech.

'Job-killing' robots, AI under scrutiny in Davos

Davos - "Artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs." It's a depressingly blunt statement for anyone to make, but even more so as it is the prediction of Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba.

The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles

Ploemeur - For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm -- dark pink, slimy and inedible -- was on the end of a fish hook. But the invertebrates' unappreciated status is about to change.

Amazon is going to train veterans for jobs in tech

As part of the Joining Forces initiative, Amazon will go through with its plans to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry.

Five key technology trends for 2017

From a fitness app linked to an exercise mat to a predicted big advance in Cloud computing, we select five technology innovations that could help to shape technology in 2017.

Irish cabinet agrees to appeal EU's Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland's government on Friday agreed to appeal against an EU ruling ordering Apple to pay the country 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes and said parliament would be recalled early to debate the issue.

Multi-billion Apple windfall puts Ireland in unusual bind

Dublin - The European Commission's demand for Apple to pay Ireland some 13 billion euros in back taxes has put the country in the strange position of refusing the windfall for fear of scaring away valuable investment.

Apple ordered to pay record 13 bn euro Irish tax bill

Brussels - The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal.

Fatal attack linked to dating website prompts police warnings

Auburndale - Authorities nationwide are warning internet users who arrange dates with strangers online to be a lot more careful in the wake of the slaying of a Florida man who met a woman online who allegedly arranged to have him robbed and killed.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Will we start to suffer from virtual reality sickness?

More companies are investing in virtual reality technology and media, making it the next advance in gaming and interactive media. Is virtual reality sickness likely?

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.

San Francisco approves paid leave for parents of newborns

San Francisco - To all the benefits of being a new parent in a place like San Francisco, the city's Board of Supervisors just added another: fully paid time off.

4 musicians who have embraced virtual reality technology

Virtual reality appears to becoming more and more mainstream, and is being used in various ways in the music industry. Here are four musicians who have embraced virtual reality technology.

'Game of Thrones' takes eight early Emmys; HBO grabs 29

Los Angeles - The 67th Emmy Awards will be handed Sept. 20. But, many winners were announced at a gala last night (Sept. 12) in downtown Los Angeles

Why an economic slump could be fantastic news for some companies

Every boom has its bust. But every bust looks different. Business Insider looks at the main winners and losers from this week's market meltdown.

Tabloid web startup Ratter lays off staff but wants to stay alive

San Francisco - Q: What do naked car chases, overcast skies in San Francisco, the Zodiac killer and Silicon Valley sex workers have in common?

Advancing wearable tech with graphene

Scientists have developed a wearable, electronic textile using graphene. Here transparent, flexible graphene electrodes have been embedded into textile fibers. The development could spearhead a new generation of wearable tech.

Skype Translate now available for everyone

After being launched last year on an invite only basis Skype Translate is now freely accessible, and could be a template for future business and personal communications

Comcast customers to get $20 when tech doesn't show up on time

Comcast is hiring thousands of new customer service employees, and customers whose techs don't show up on time will receive $20 bill credits.

Why you can’t ignore the rise of the wearables market

Wearables are primed to become the “in” tech in 2015, according to a recent study by International Data Corporation. And we can credit the Apple Watch for the surge of interest.
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