Technology News Roundup 02/11/2018


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This week in the Eligo Technology NewsRoundup Microsoft releases its plans for Azure DevOps, Google staff walk out over women’s treatment, UK Gov is set to hit tech giants with digital services tax and IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat.
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Microsoft releases plans for Azure DevOps

This September Microsoft released Azure DevOps and already there a number of upcoming features and updated planned for the quarter. For 2018 Q4 users can expect an update to Azure Artifacts and Azure Pipelines. Updates will feature upstream sources for feeds across organisations to enable users to share

Click here to read more about Microsoft’s plans for Azure DevOps
(SD Times) 01/11/2018


Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world have staged a record amount of walkouts in protest at the company’s treatment of women. Employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a move that will make possible for victims to sue.

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(BBC Tech) 01/11/2018


UK gov to hit tech giants with digital services tax

In this week’s Budget 2018 announcement, Chancellor Phillip Hammond confirmed plans to introduce a ‘digital services tax’ on large multinational technology companies. Meaning that from 2020, large social media platforms, search engines and online marketplaces will pay a 2 per cent tax on the revenues they earn, which are linked to UK users.

Click here to read more about the digital tax announced in the 2018 Budget
(TheDrum) 29/10/2018


IBM to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion

IBM has struck a deal to acquire the cloud software company Red Hat for $34 billion. IMB will pay $190 a share for the software company, which it described as the world’s leading provider of open-source cloud software, a premium of more than 60% from Red Hat’s closing stock price of $116.68 on Friday.

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(UK Business Insider) 02/11/2018


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