Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

Tech boss attacks 'whiners' in angry email

The co-founder of a Silicon Valley investment firm said it is “not my job to make you all feel good” in a long email to staff and investors. Jonathan Teo from Binary Capital was responding to negative press coverage about the firm following allegations of sexual harassment by his co-founder Justin Caldbeck. He added that he was “tired and indignant”, and raged against “whiners” who demanded his attention. Mr Teo has already offered to resign….

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Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads

Tech Tent: Uber at a crossroads

Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website Listen live every Friday at 15:00 GMT on the BBC World Service On the Tech Tent podcast this week, we explore the stunning resignation of Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick. We also hear why Indian IT workers are suffering mass lay-offs – and we ask whether virtual reality could have a more serious purpose beyond games and entertainment. Uber…

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Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump’s decision to leave it. Mr Trump’s move has been met with dismay from other world leaders signed up to the accord – but much of the outcry can be heard on the west coast of his own country. The chief executives of Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have all criticised the president’s decision. Elon Musk, who had been a…

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Tech and Gadgets Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2017

Tech and Gadgets Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2017

Photo Credit: Kuvée If you are struggling to find something a little more unique than a new tie or nice pair of shoes for your old man, turn to tech. Father’s Day is coming up fast, and it is the perfect opportunity to give your dad the latest gadget so he can stay ahead of the technology curve. From new headphones or wine systems, to smart clothes and app-connected home devices, there are a plethora of tech-inspired…

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Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

Wikileaks is offering tech firms CIA files first

Technology firms will get “exclusive access” to details of the CIA’s cyber-warfare programme, Wikileaks has said. The anti-secrecy website has published thousands of the US spy agency’s secret documents, including what it says are the CIA’s hacking tools. Founder Julian Assange said that, after some thought, he had decided to give the tech community further leaks first. “Once the material is effectively disarmed, we will publish additional details,” Mr Assange said. US federal agencies have…

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