Tech giants despise politics? Hardly – they are in the thick of it and being called out | John Naughton

Silicon Valley’s countercultural aura is gone now that Google develops AI for China and Palantir helps monitor immigrationIf there was one thing that united the founders of today’s tech giants in their early days it was contempt for politics, manifeste…

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Sweden’s Klarna becomes biggest fintech firm in Europe

‘Shop now, pay later’ payments operator valued at $5.5bn after fresh round of investor fundingKlarna, the Swedish payments company with a “shop now, pay later” model, has become the largest private fintech firm in Europe after a fresh round of investor…

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Trump’s threat to tax French wines labelled ‘completely moronic’

Retaliatory proposal follows France’s announced levy for US technology companiesA threat by Donald Trump to tax French wines in retaliation to a proposed levy aimed at big US technology companies is “completely moronic”, France’s agriculture minister h…

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