Home / Tech News

Tech News

Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Slack founder Stewart Butterfield was behind the Flickr photo app Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad …

Read More »

Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'

Image copyright David Butykai Image caption A message to a Hungarian Facebook user who has had their account disabled Facebook has been accused of disabling a large number of user accounts in Hungary. One user, David Butykai, told BBC News his Facebook and Instagram accounts had been blocked and between …

Read More »

Loot boxes aren't gambling, says EA

Image copyright Getty Images A vice president of EA games has defended the company’s use of loot boxes, saying they’re just the same as Kinder Eggs. Kerry Hopkins was speaking in front of UK MPs this week about video game addiction. In 2018, computer scientists from York found a strong …

Read More »

Why the age of electric flight is finally upon us

Image copyright Eviation Image caption Eviation’s nine-seater electric aircraft, Alice, was a hit at the Paris Airshow Aerospace firms are joining forces to tackle their industry’s growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, with electric engines seen as one solution. But will this be enough to offset the growing demand for …

Read More »

Messaging app Slack becomes latest blockbuster tech flotation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Slack founder Stewart Butterfield takes a selfie outside the New York Stock Exchange as the firm’s shares begin trading The latest blockbuster tech flotation has hit Wall Street, with shares in the messaging app Slack starting to trade. But the company chose an unusual route, …

Read More »

Unseen 9/11 photos bought at house clearance sale

Image copyright Jason Scott/Textfiles Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. They appear to have been taken by an as yet unidentified construction worker who helped to clear up …

Read More »

Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app

Image copyright Google Play Gambling ads that appeared on an app “appealing to under 18s” have been banned by the advertising watchdog. The ads for LottoGo EuroMillions, William Hill Vegas, Betfair Bingo and Dunder came up in the Looney Tunes World of Mayhem app in February. All four firms say …

Read More »