Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change. Supported by ByKate Conger Dec. 16, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley technology firms are known for giving stock to their workers, a form of compensation that often helps employees feel invested in their companies. But tech workers are now starting to use those shares to turn the tables on their employers. As many tech employees take a more activist approach to how their innovations are being deployed and increasingly speak out on a range of issues, some are using the stock as a way to demand changes at their companies. At Amazon, more than a dozen employees who had received stock grants recently exercised their rights as shareholders. In late November and early December, they filed identical shareholder … [Read more...] about Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change.
Germany's Minister for Finance Olaf Scholz has told newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the nation is proposing to crack down on tax evading multinationals by instituting a global minimum corporate tax rate in addition to preventative measures against the use of tax havens. According to a report by Reuters, Scholz is considering the proposals alongside the French government. "We need a worldwide minimum tax level that no state may go below," Scholz said in the Welt am Sonntag article, adding that the tech industry is "exacerbating a problem that we recognize from globalisation and that we are trying to address: The placing of profits in low-tax locations". According to a report by Yahoo, France's Minister for Finance Bruno Le Maire said he would be encouraging other European Union members to support such a tax. In October last year, the European Commission had launched a public consultation to help it determine a "unitary tax" for multinational companies operating across the EU. … [Read more...] about Germany wants to halt US tech giant tax evasion: Report
It's that time of year, when technology decision makers are looking ahead to the 2019 fiscal and calendar year. ZDNet's sister site, Tech Pro Research, is conducting a survey to find out where companies are directing resources, and how this compares with the IT budget from last year.If you're familiar with how the budget is created in your organization, please share your thoughts about your company's plans and top priorities for the next year by completing this survey before August 1, 2018. The survey contains 15 multiple choice questions, and should take less than five minutes.You'll be asked the following questions:How does your organization's budget for 2019 compare with the budget for 2018?Compared to other business units within your organization, how would you rate executive management's opinion of the importance of the IT budget?What percentage of the overall corporate budget is allocated for IT?What percent of corporate technology spending comes from outside the IT budget?What … [Read more...] about Survey: What are your company’s tech spending priorities for 2019?
caption Google was ranked No. 1 in 2017, but moved down in 2018. source Uladzik Kryhin/Shutterstock Amazon, Apple, and Google are the most valued tech brands, according to Americans. Brand Finance, a brand consultancy firm, released their ranking of the most valuable brands in America in 2018. The firm looks at marketing investment, stakeholder investment, and business performance to help it measure how much each brand contributes to the company. Tech companies hold five of the top 10 spots on the most valuable brands US list. Americans love Amazon, Apple, and Google. The tech industry dominated this year’s Brand Finance US 500, an annual report on the world’s most valuable American brands. Tech companies claimed five out of the top 10 spots and the industry accounts for $977 billion – about 30% – of the … [Read more...] about The 21 most valuable tech brands in America in 2018
By Ryan Maye Handy Published 11:36 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Marc Morrison / ST Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 BP Plc's Atlantis oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. BP Plc's Atlantis oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Marc Morrison / ST Offshore industry embraces tech upgrades, but at a cost to workers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the opening day of Houston's Offshore Technology conference, offshore drillers touted technology advances that have helped cut costs in the face of lower oil prices that have hampered the recovery of an industry that is struggling to compete with booming onshore drilling. The downturn has created a boon for oil companies' tech gurus who find that executives are more willing to embrace technology that helps cut costs and keeps profits flowing at lower oil … [Read more...] about Offshore industry embraces tech upgrades, but at a cost to workers