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Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook has hired former deputy prime minister Sir Nick Clegg as head of its global affairs and communications team. The 51-year-old politician was leader of the Liberal Democrats and formed a coalition government with David Cameron and the Conservatives in 2010. Facebook has faced intense scrutiny and the threat of government regulation following the Cambridge […]

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Apple hires engineers from UK company Dialog

Apple is adding 300 computer chip engineers to its team after striking a deal to hire them from one of its British suppliers. It is paying Dialog Semiconductor $ 300m (£227m) for the acquisition, which also includes some of the Reading-based company’s patents and facilities. Apple has long used Dialog’s products to monitor and control […]

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Google hires Sony’s PlayStation VR guru and Magic Lab head Richard Marks

Google has hired Richard Marks, a former senior research engineer who helped created Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and its PlayStation Move controllers, GamesBeat has learned. If there’s any sign that Google is up to something in the gaming business, the hiring of Marks is a big clue. In January 2018, Google hired Phil […]