Mark Di Stefano

Reporter

Mark Di Stefano is a London-based reporter for The Information covering Europe tech and Amazon. He previously covered the media, tech and politics beats at BuzzFeed News, the Financial Times and ABC News in Australia. He is the author of a book about Australia’s 2016 election, "What A Time To Be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Election Campaign." He grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. You can reach him at [email protected]

JPMorgan’s UK Entry Could Spark More Fintech Dealmaking

Sept. 17, 2021 · 8:02 AM PDT
JPMorgan’s arrival could also kick-off more deal-making in the crowded fintech sector based in London

Google and Apple Remove Russian Opposition-Linked App Ahead Of Elections

Sept. 17, 2021 · 7:33 AM PDT
The tech firms were pressured by Russia but now are being assailed by Russian opposition activists.

Murdoch Revives Plans for Fox News-Like UK Channel

Sept. 16, 2021 · 8:23 AM PDT
Murdoch had put the project on ice a few months ago when a rival effort backed by Discovery launched.

UK Bank Monzo to Introduce Buy Now, Pay Later Product

Sept. 15, 2021 · 11:32 AM PDT
Monzo had tested charging a 19% interest rate for loans of more than three months, although it's unclear whether it will keep that feature in the final product.

Goldman Sachs Acquires Buy-Now-Pay-Later Firm GreenSky For $2.2 Billion

Sept. 15, 2021 · 8:53 AM PDT
Goldman's purchase is another sign that banks are looking to make bold bets on the future of buy-now-pay-later loan products after the success of Affirm, Klarna and Afterpay.

Amazon Plans 125,000 New Workers In Another Hiring Blitz

Sept. 14, 2021 · 6:00 AM PDT
Amazon's latest hiring goal for hourly workers follows its recent announcement of hirings of corporate workers.

Amazon Offers Free College Opportunities For Warehouse Workforce

Sept. 9, 2021 · 8:14 AM PDT
Amazon is making the tuition offer to make its warehouse jobs more appealing.
Photo of Agnes Chu by AP. Art by Mike Sullivan

A Jeff Bezos ‘Shadow’ Joins Hopin Amid Amazon Exodus

Aug. 26, 2021 · 8:08 AM PDT
Wei Gao, a former Amazon technical adviser to Jeff Bezos, will join London virtual events startup Hopin as chief operating officer.

UK and Europe May Soon Face-Off Over Cookie ‘Consent’ Pop-Ups

Aug. 26, 2021 · 7:57 AM PDT
A top U.K. official proposed loosening data privacy rules, which could create a showdown with the European Union.
Illustration by Haejin Park

OnlyFans Halts Plan To Ban Pornography

Aug. 25, 2021 · 7:27 AM PDT · 1 comment
The reversal arrives just days after the company said it would ban porn under pressure from banks and payment providers.

Discord Raising New Funding At $15 Billion Valuation

Aug. 25, 2021 · 2:18 AM PDT
Dragoneer will lead a $500 million investment in the voice and text chat app popular with videogamers and GenZ.
David Sykes, head of Klarna North America. Photo: Klarna
An Amazon worker at a company warehouse in Raleigh, North Carolina, in June. Photo by Bloomberg

Gopuff buys London Delivery Startup Dija

Aug. 12, 2021 · 11:57 AM PDT
The acquisition reflects rapid growth in the food delivery market in Europe, now being eyed by Instacart and Amazon as well as Gopuff.

British Regulator Says Facebook-Giphy Hurts Digital Ad Competition

Aug. 12, 2021 · 6:13 AM PDT
The British antitrust regulator found provisionally that Facebook’s purchase of Giphy removed a potential competitor in the digital ad market.
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber. Photo by Bloomberg

Amazon Supply Chain Executive Moves To U.K.’s Deliveroo

Aug. 10, 2021 · 3:37 AM PDT
The hiring comes as Deliveroo looks to rapidly expand and create hundreds of new product and engineering jobs.