Amazon is building a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, with plans to add up to 40,000 workers to the neighborhood. While not Manhattan, Queens is crowded and transit-starved. Amazon could make that worse. We ventured to the very edge of the borough’s main arterial subway line — the 7 train — to see […]
Elon Musk shared 2 videos of the Boring Company’s giant drill completing its first tunnel at the bottom of a huge pit
Elon Musk announced on Friday that drilling on the first Boring Company tunnel was complete, and shared footage of the enormous drill emerging at the bottom of a huge pit. Musk has previously said the first Boring Company tunnel will be ready to use on December 10. The pit where the drill emerges looks like […]
Inside the rise of Goldman Sachs’ trading platform, and the battle for control of Wall Street’s future (GS)
Goldman Sachs made a big bet on Marquee, a trading and risk-management platform that it hopes to turn into its next big business. But Marquee struggled to gain momentum, both internally and externally, until senior managers agreed to devote more resources to the unit. This story charts those growing pains. Goldman thinks Marquee can one day […]
Google is prepared to ruthlessly shut down its news service if it is stung by sweeping new European internet laws
Google’s top news executive Richard Gingras told The Guardian that Google won’t rule out shutting down Google News in EU countries if the European Parliament enforces a so-called “link tax.” The “link tax” refers to Article 11, a piece of legislation backed by the European Parliament in September, which would require companies like Google to […]
Contact lens retailer says anyone who entered their details over a six-day period may be affected.
Tim Cook defends Apple taking billions from Google after his blistering attack on data hoarding tech firms
Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended taking billions of dollars from Google to make it the default search engine on the iPhone. Cook was asked by Axios if the deal compromises Apple’s no-nonsense approach to privacy. Google has been blighted by a number of privacy concerns in recent months, including a Google+ data breach. Cook […]
Curbing excessive gadget use among children is hard, say parents asked for survey.
How British veterans are using their military skills to retrain as IT security experts.
Thomas Bromley failed to renew the patent on his digital clock, and missed out on a fortune.