bt
BT And Openreach Are Getting A Divorce

BT's hold over broadband infrastructure org Openreach is finally at an end, with Ofcom winning the drawn-out battle to legally separate the two. Read More >>

police
Uber’s Secret App for Tracking Cops Sounds Creepy as Hell

Uber’s very bad year just got worse. The New York Times is reporting that the company used secret internal software as well as good old-fashioned cyberstalking to identify law enforcement officials who were investigating Uber’s business practices. The situation is even crazier than it sounds. Read More >>

apps
Yelp Will Now Help Users Find Gender Neutral Bathrooms

On Friday, Yelp announced that it will now allow users to find out if a business has a gender neutral bathroom. Yelp’s definition of a gender neutral bathroom is a single-stall bathroom accessible by any gender. Read More >>

snapchat
Snapchat’s Parent Company Starts Trading on Wall Street Today

Today’s the big day for Snap Inc., the parent company of dick pic app Snapchat and some confusing drone project: It’s set to begin trading on Wall Street today after the company priced its IPO at £14 a share. Snap’s valuation could be as high as £20 billion, the largest for a US-based tech company since Facebook went public. It’s just a bummer that Snap seems like it’s doomed, since it lost over half a billion dollars last year. Read More >>

snapchat
Snap Will Say Literally Anything to Prove Its Stock Is Worth It

Just hours before Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering, The New York Times published a humdinger of a report. According to three anonymous sources, the company is building a drone in an attempt to be “a modern-day camera company.” Seems desperate. Read More >>

pebble
What Fitbit Paid for Pebble Is Undeniably Sad

One of the biggest reasons Pebble was a damn fine smartwatch was its entirely reasonable price. Back in December, the Kickstarter success story sold off its assets to Fitbit and was promptly shut down. Today, we learned how much it was sold for and it seems those low, low prices continued into its demise. Read More >>

business
Jay Z Is Tech’s Hot New Investment Whiz Kid

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios. Read More >>

business
Fixing its Crappy Newbuilds Costs Builder £7m

Housebuilder Bovis has had a bit of a financial shocker this year, as it's been forced to take a £7m hit due to a huge "customer care provision" needed to fix up all the low quality newbuilds it's been selling to dreaming 30-somethings who erroneously believe home ownership to be anything other than a nightmare. Read More >>

business
Toshiba Is £5 Billion in the Hole After Some Terrible Business Decisions

Toshiba, one of Japan’s most storied companies, is in serious trouble. The company was supposed to report its quarterly earnings on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today, but it never showed up. Instead, it said it wasn’t ready and begged for another month to file. Read More >>

business
Magic Leap Ensnared in Lawsuit That Accuses Company of Sexism and Misleading Marketing

Magic Leap, the mysterious augmented reality company with no actual product, continues to self-destruct. A new lawsuit filed today in Southern Florida District Court accuses the company of creating a hostile workplace for women and of using misleading marketing materials to depict the product’s capabilities. Read More >>

business
96 Companies Just Told Trump Where He Can Shove His Muslim Ban

Last night, 96 companies filed a legal briefing that objects to President Trump’s Muslim ban. But they’re not just doing it because it’s the right thing to do. The filing makes it clear that Trump is disrupting business. Read More >>

business
Things Are Going Insanely Well for Elon Musk Since Trump Got Elected

Tesla Motors shares have surged more than 40 per cent since December as Bloomberg notes in a new report. The price of Tesla stock isn’t the only thing looking dandy for Elon Musk under the Trump presidency. Read More >>

business
Report: Elon Musk Also Flying to Trump Tower to Kiss the Ring

This weekend, we learned that Tim Cook and Sheryl Sandberg were among a handful of tech moguls being summoned to Donald Trump’s gilded lair for a mysterious summit this week, but the full roster of invitees remained unknown. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal added a name to the President-elect’s guest list: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

silicon valley
The Men Who Run Startups Blame Lack of Diversity on Everyone Else

There is a well-documented problem with diversity in the male-dominated tech world. Who’s to blame? A new survey of some of the most powerful future Silicon Valley millionaires reveals that men, shockingly, want to blame everyone and everything but the tech industry itself. Read More >>