Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Giles Turner


United Kingdom

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Past articles by Giles:

Add Data Sharing to List of Brexit Bumps for EU, U.K.

The smooth transfer of personal data between the European Union and the U.K. — from bank details to your Uber bill — is vital for almost every British business. The U.K. is intent on maintaining that relationship after Brexit, but the EU is making no promises that data-privacy rules will remain as they are. → Read More

SoftBank Weighs $90 Billion Value for Mobile Unit

SoftBank Group Corp. is considering seeking a valuation of about $90 billion for its domestic wireless business in a planned initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. → Read More

U.K. Treasury Hires Ex-Obama Adviser to Study Tech Competition

The U.K. Treasury has put together a panel, led by a former top economic adviser to Barack Obama, to look at how to manage competition in the face of fast-growing U.S. tech giants. → Read More

SoftBank-Owned ARM Is Said to Agree to Buy U.S.'s Treasure Data

ARM Holdings Plc, the British computer-chip designer owned by SoftBank Group Corp., has agreed to buy U.S.-based data analytics firm Treasure Data Inc., people familiar with the matter said. → Read More

U.K. Democracy 'Facing a Crisis' From U.S. Social Media Giants

The U.K.’s political system cannot cope with the threats from fake news, according to a panel of British lawmakers investigating the impact of social media on recent elections. → Read More

Sonos to Raise Up to $264 Million in Initial Public Offering

Sonos Inc., the wireless speaker pioneer taking on Inc., Google and Apple Inc., plans to raise as much as $264.1 million in its upcoming initial public offering. → Read More

Uber Rival Gett Is Said to Mull Sale of Ride-Share Startup Juno

Gett Inc., the ride-hailing app that competes with Uber Technologies Inc., is weighing an exit from the U.S., just over a year after spending $200 million to enter the market. → Read More

Uber Is in Talks With Careem to Merge in Middle East

Uber Technologies Inc. and Careem Networks FZ are in preliminary talks to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, hoping to resolve a costly rivalry as Uber prepares for a public offering next year, according to three people familiar with the matter. → Read More

The Biggest Winner of Dell's Public-Market Return? Michael Dell

Michael Dell is returning his eponymous technology company to public markets, after extolling the virtues of being private for years. But this time, it’s going to be on his terms. → Read More

Saudi Wealth Fund Chief Joins Board of SoftBank's Arm Group

The head of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has joined the board of U.K. chip designer Arm Holdings Plc, deepening ties between the PIF, ARM parent SoftBank Group Corp., and its near-$100 billion technology financing vehicle. → Read More

Darktrace Said to Hit $1.25 Billion Valuation in Stock Sale

Two early investors in Darktrace Ltd. sold some of their shares in a secondary sale, valuing the British cybersecurity company at $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the plans. → Read More

Silver Lake Agrees to Buy Property Portal ZPG for $3 Billion

Silver Lake agreed to buy property platform ZPG Plc for almost 2.2 billion pounds ($3 billion) as the U.S. private-equity investor seeks to grow further in U.K. real-estate. → Read More

No News on Softbank Leaves Swiss Re Investors in Dark on Deal

Swiss Re AG shed little light on Friday on reports that talks over selling a stake in itself to billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. have stalled. → Read More

Deliveroo and Uber Eats List Restaurants With Low Health Scores

Deliveroo and Uber Eats are two of the most widely recognized food-delivery businesses in Europe, sharing a mission of connecting hungry customers with top-notch restaurants in the region’s biggest cities. → Read More

How Smartphones and Social Media Can Steal Childhood

Ever since Socrates complained about the written word ruining memories, people have been wringing their hands over the potential harms of technology. At least Socrates never had to worry about his Snapstreaks. Now researchers say social media could be making more teens depressed, and there’s plenty of parental panic about the attention-sapping effects of the smartphone age. → Read More

Softbank's Talks Over Swiss Re Stake Stall

Talks between billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. and Swiss Re AG about buying a stake in the world’s second-biggest reinsurer have come to a standstill, people familiar with the matter said. → Read More

Zuckerberg Risks a Night in U.K. Parliament’s Clock Tower

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been asked again to appear before British lawmakers, or risk a formal summons. → Read More

Permira Buys Back Cisco Video Business For $1 Billion

Five years after selling a video-software business to Cisco Systems Inc. for $5 billion, private equity firm Permira has agreed to repurchase it back for a fifth of the price. → Read More

Apple Supplier AMS's Outlook Spurs Fears of Weak iPhone X Demand

Apple Inc. supplier AMS AG shares tumbled after cautioning on negative operating margins, yet another semiconductor company to spark warnings from analysts of shaky demand for the iPhone X. → Read More

It's Tough Being a U.K. Listed Technology Company Right Now

Security-software developer Avast Software BV announced this week it intends to float in London in early May. It won’t be joining a happy bunch of U.K. public tech companies. → Read More