Technology sector

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Why has Alphabet hit the panic button? Only Google can answer that question | John Naughton
The economic downturn, US lawsuits and the fear of rising tech rivals could be reasons for the firm’s 'code red” alert, but it still has an AI ace up its sleeve

John Naughton

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Britishvolt ‘collapsed owing £120m’ as UK car industry reports dismal year
Several bids are understood to have been made for assets of failed electric vehicle battery startup

Jasper Jolly and John Collingridge

26, Jan, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Bank of Israel governor says judicial reform could hurt economy – reports
Amir Yaron said to have warned PM that erasing democratic checks and balances could deter crucial foreign investment

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

25, Jan, 2023 @5:21 PM

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Microsoft investigates outage affecting Teams and Outlook users worldwide
Service status monitoring website Downdetector records thousands of people reporting problems

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

25, Jan, 2023 @9:53 AM

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EU ‘could end reliance on China for electric car batteries by 2030’
Prediction predicated on investment that keeps pace with Joe Biden’s $369bn green subsidy spree

Alex Lawson

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Spotify to cut 600 jobs after CEO admits to expanding too quickly
Music streaming service becomes latest tech firm to announce cuts after pandemic overexpansion

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

23, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Activist investor Elliott takes stake in Slack owner Salesforce
US investment group typically buys stakes in underperforming firms and seeks changes to way they are run

Dan Milmo and agency

23, Jan, 2023 @12:54 PM

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Twitter to launch ad-free subscription tier, Elon Musk says
Tesla boss hopes for rise in revenue after advertising downturn in wake of takeover

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

23, Jan, 2023 @11:22 AM

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What we learned at Davos: signs of hope emerge from the pessimism | Larry Elliott
Prospects for artificial intelligence and green transition fuel sense that the only way is up for the global economy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

22, Jan, 2023 @5:58 PM

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Is Elon Musk’s Twitter in too much trouble to cover its debts?
Social media platform faces $300m interest payment this week, and default could trigger debt restructuring – or bankruptcy

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

22, Jan, 2023 @3:39 PM

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The Observer view on the free market thinking that failed Britishvolt | Observer editorial
The government’s hands-off approach meant the odds were against the EV battery startup from the start

Observer editorial

22, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Google parent firm Alphabet to cut 12,000 jobs worldwide
Company is latest large US tech player to announce sweeping job losses as global outlook weakens

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Jan, 2023 @2:56 PM

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