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Corporations are pledging to be ‘water positive’. What does that mean?
Reuse, watershed restoration and new cooling methods back companies’ commitments to conserve scarce water resources

Amanda Schupak

14, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Apple and Disney among companies backing groups against US climate bill
Amazon and Microsoft also supporting lobby groups fighting legislation despite promises to combat climate crisis, analysis finds

Oliver Milman

01, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Microsoft launches Surface Pro 8, Laptop Studio and Duo 2 phone
Windows 11 maker unveils hybrid PC products and accessibility kit for people with disabilities

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

22, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Big tech’s pro-climate rhetoric is not matched by policy action, report finds
Tech companies poured $65m into lobbying in 2020 – but only 6% of their lobbying activity is targeted at climate policy

Laura Paddison

20, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Techies think we’re on the cusp of a virtual world called ‘the metaverse’. I’m skeptical | Sean Monahan
Silicon Valley has been anticipating virtual reality for more than three decades, and keeps running into the same problem: people mostly like actual reality

Sean Monahan

11, Aug, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Secret buyer nabs Microsoft grandee’s superyacht for £200m
For £1m a week you can rent 126-metre ship built for Paul Allen, which has eight decks, two helicopters, two subs and a recording studio

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

06, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Big tech’s big week raises fears of ‘Blade Runner future’ of mega-company rule
Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft all reported record-breaking profits but recent Biden administration moves suggest US tech’s easy ride is over

Dominic Rushe in New York

01, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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China ‘propped the doors open’ for criminals in Microsoft hack, Australian spy agency boss says
Rachel Noble said the Chinese government’s actions ‘crossed a line’ as she spoke at an inquiry on proposed cyber laws

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

29, Jul, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech | Phillip Inman
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules

Phillip Inman

28, Jul, 2021 @4:43 PM

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Google, Apple and Microsoft report record-breaking profits
‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gains

Rupert Neate and Dominic Rushe

27, Jul, 2021 @8:54 PM

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Why the Bank of England has it head in the cloud over data security
Rapid digitalisation of banking services and increasing reliance on just three tech giants has made the Bank uneasy

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

21, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK and allies accuse Chinese state-backed group of Microsoft hack
British foreign secretary says Beijing will be held to account if it does not stop ‘systematic cyber sabotage’

Dan Sabbagh, Jennifer Rankin and Peter Walker

19, Jul, 2021 @2:21 PM

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