With Spain introducing digital tax on large tech companies, Amazon.com Inc hikes fees for Spanish users

Starting from April, Amazon.com Inc is set to raise fees by 3% for Spanish companies that use its platform. The development comes in the wake of the Spanish government imposing a digital tax on large tech companies. Confirming the so-called Google tax, a spokesman for Amazon said, after Spain begun charging a digital tax on…

Britain’s IG plans to acquire U.S. trading platform tastytrade for $1 billion

In a statement on Thursday, Britain’s IG said, it plans to acquire tastytrade, a U.S. trading platform, for $1 billion. The development will see IG venturing into North America following a stellar year for the new breed of retail investment brokerages. The Coronavirus induced COVID-19 pandemic which brought lockdown in most countries increased market volatility…

Cloud security startup SentinelOne’s valuation touches $3 billion in latest funding round

In an interview, Tomer Weingarten, the CEO of SentinelOne said, the startup has raised $267 million from venture capital backers including Sequoia and Tiger Global, and saw its valuation jump to more than $3 billion – nearly three times its valuation in February 2020. The startup uses artificial intelligence technology to protect mobile phones and…

Broadcom signs multi-year agreements with Apple Inc

Chipmaker Broadcom Inc stated, it has entered into two multi-year agreements with Apple Inc for supplying wireless components used in its products. The agreements, “2020 SOWs”, are in addition to existing ones for supplying radio frequency components and modules to Apple. Together the agreements are likely to generate around $15 billion in revenues for Broadcom.…

Wirecard sees transaction volumes jump to $889.22 billion plus in 2025

The German payment firm has hiked its revenue potential by 2 billion in 2025. On Tuesday, German payments firm Wirecard stated, it was increasing its 2025 targets for transaction volume, revenue and EBITDA thanks to organic growth drivers and partnerships. With the news reaching the market its shares by 2.2% in premarket trading. Wirecard, which…

Fitbit Inc reports stellar first quarter results

The development underscores a rising demand for affordable wearables among consumers. In a development that signals a welcome break for wearable devices, wearable device maker Fitbit Inc reported better-than expected first-quarter results reaffirming its full-year revenue forecast. The wearable device maker was able to sell more smartwatches and wearable devices that track health at affordable…