Google, Apple and Microsoft reported record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.
The original source code for the world wide web has been sold as a non-fungible token, making $5.4m.
The giant tech companies with their power-hungry, football-field-size data centers are not the environmental villains they are sometimes portrayed to be on social media and elsewhere.
Fastly Inc., the company behind a major global internet outage this week, said on Wednesday the incident was caused by a bug in its software that was triggered when one of its customers changed their settings.
Epic has accused Apple of unfairly using its App Store’s power to take a cut of the money made in Fortnite, a popular online game.
It’s not just the value of bitcoin that has soared in the last year – so has the huge amount of energy it consumes.
A growing share of Americans are concerned about the environment, and the big U.S. tech companies would seem to be in a position to lead the way on fighting climate change.
Google is planning to invest $10 billion in India as part of plans to make the internet “affordable and useful” for a billion people.
The world’s biggest site for software developers is abandoning decades-old coding terms to remove references to slavery, such as master and slave.
Many companies are retreating. But Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are placing bets to get even bigger.