businessinsider.comAmazon won a major battle in Seattle, but a Big Tech 'head tax' could still happen for Google, Twitter, and AppleThis week, the Seattle City Council repealed a $275 per-employee tax for larger companies amid pressure from Amazon. Mountain View, San Francisco, and Cupertino, California — the homes of Google, Twitter, and Apple — are considering similar head taxes.
businessinsider.comApple is quietly telling repair shops that the new MacBook Pro fixes the keyboard issue that's driving people crazyApple won't confirm whether its new MacBook Pro models address a reliability issue that has spurred lawsuits. But according to a service document distributed to repair centers, the keyboard on the most recent models includes a new rubber membrane that prevents dust from getting inside the key.
businessinsider.comHow this CEO went from working on visual effects for the Harry Potter movies to starting a software companyEmployee feedback platform Culture Amp has raised $40 million in a series D funding round led by Blackbird Capital. CEO Didier Elzinga started the company in 2009 after 13 years at a visual effects company that worked on movies like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
businessinsider.comOne after another, gonorrhea treatments have started to fail as resistance risesAntibiotic resistance is on the rise, posing a risk for gonorrhea treatments, which typically rely on the same dual-therapy approach of the antibiotic ceftriaxone and azithromycin. But researchers are finding a way to tailor treatment to patients' bacterial strain and use a greater variety of drugs.
businessinsider.comAmazon's one hour of downtime on Prime Day may have cost it between $72 million and $99 million in lost salesShoppers had trouble connecting to Amazon's website throughout its Prime Day sale — which likely cost the company millions. Regardless, it was still the biggest Prime Day sale yet.
businessinsider.comProtesters are gaming Google's algorithm so that photos of Trump come up when you search 'idiot'Photos of the US president first popped up in Google image searches for 'idiot' after British protesters tried to make Green Day's 'American Idiot' trend when Trump visited the UK last week. Demonstrators are now trying to continue that trend by 'Google bombing.'
businessinsider.comAfter Trump's puzzling comments, a NATO ally is defending itself as a champion of freedom and stabilityPresident Donald Trump's tour of Europe was marked by the expected criticism of NATO, but his attacks on Montenegro as "very aggressive" came without explanation and on the heels of his meeting with Vladimir Putin, who has been Montenegro's foremost foe. Now NATO's newest member is firing back.
businessinsider.comBurberry burned $37 million worth of goods to stop them being stolen or sold cheaplyBurberry has been burning millions of pounds worth of stock in order to stop it getting into the wrong hands, reports say. The luxury label, famous for its trench coats and handbags, has destroyed more than £28 million of unwanted products in the last 12 months.
businessinsider.comTrump sounds off on Google's record-breaking $5 billion fineUS president Donald Trump criticised the European competition watchdog's decision to fine Google $5 billion, saying the EU had 'taken advantage of the U.S.' He appeared to be using the antitrust fine as a salvo in his escalating trade war with the EU.
businessinsider.comNAACP is lifting a travel advisory issued against American AirlinesThe NAACP has lifted a travel advisory warning made earlier against American Airlines. The group had previously suggested the airline was "unsafe" for African American passengers after a string of incidents last fall.