Mark Zuckerberg: advertisers’ boycott of Facebook will end ‘soon enough’ | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed the threat of a punishing boycott from major advertisers pressing Facebook to take a stronger stand on hate speech and said they will be back “soon enough”. According to a report by tech news site the Information, the Facebook founder and CEO sees the boycott from Continue Reading

Tesla becomes world’s most valuable carmaker without making a profit | Technology

Tesla has overhauled Japanese rival Toyota to become the world’s most valuable automotive company. Despite never having made a profit, the billionaire Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturer has been tipped by some pundits to achieve a valuation of more than $1tn (£800bn) as demand for electric vehicles soars. Shares in Continue Reading

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN | Environment

At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report. A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, Continue Reading

Finale risk: Rolling Stones, Lennox and McCartney among stars seeking music aid | Business- Tempemail

The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney and Dua Lipa are among 1,500 musicians and bands calling for the government to take urgent action to help live music in Britain avoid collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic. A letter signed by artists, including Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Annie Lennox and Continue Reading

Sunak expands £500m fund for UK startups hit by coronavirus | Technology

The chancellor is expanding a £500m fund for UK startups hit by the coronavirus crisis, to ensure firms that shifted their headquarters abroad can still access the scheme. The Future Fund will now benefit companies that are seen as British in all but name, having moved their parent company to Continue Reading

Starbucks to pause advertising across social media to help stop hate speech | Business- Tempemail

Starbucks Corp will pause advertising on all social media platforms as it explores the best ways to help stop the spread of hate speech, the company said in a statement on Sunday. Although Starbucks did not explicitly name Facebook in the statement, its move comes as a growing movement to Continue Reading

Apple update to allow iPhone users to choose default apps | Technology

iPhone users will be able to set Gmail as their default email app, Firefox as their main web browser, and listen to Spotify on their HomePod speakers, after Apple announced concessions to competitors who argue the company is abusing its monopoly. The new openness will arrive with a wave of Continue Reading

Facebook policy changes fail to quell advertiser revolt as Coca-Cola pulls ads | Technology

Facebook has announced changes to its policies around hate speech and voter suppression, but the measures have done little to quell the wave of companies pulling advertising from the platform amid backlash over how the company handles hate speech online. The CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, on Friday announced tweaks to a Continue Reading

Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech | Technology

Verizon is pulling its advertising from Instagram and Facebook, the biggest name so far in a growing movement to boycott the social network for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. The company said on Thursday it will join other companies including Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia and Continue Reading

Exclusive: Viber severs ties with Facebook in growing boycott | Technology- Tempemail

Messaging service Viber, the fifth biggest with more than a billion users around the world, is severing all ties to Facebook, as part of a growing boycott of the company by commercial partners. The campaign, initially started in the US after Facebook’s refusal to take action against posts from Donald Continue Reading