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Europe’s north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

Europe’s north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

Published 03/04/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the [more…]

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Published 03/04/2020

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs [more…]

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued [more…]

SoftBank’s Son tests state of emergency appetite via Twitter poll

SoftBank’s Son tests state of emergency appetite via Twitter poll

Published 03/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son on Friday began polling his Twitter followers over whether a state of emergency should [more…]

Coronavirus threatens to knock South Korea off 5G leadership perch

Coronavirus threatens to knock South Korea off 5G leadership perch

Published 03/04/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is struggling to retain its lead in global next-generation 5G telecom services, as the coronavirus pandemic further cools sentiment of [more…]

Amazon executive on defense after comments about warehouse protest leader

Amazon executive on defense after comments about warehouse protest leader

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s general counsel on Thursday said his emotions clouded his judgment when he wrote meeting notes in which he allegedly outlined a [more…]

FCC proposes to fine TracFone Wireless $6 million for subsidy violations

FCC proposes to fine TracFone Wireless $6 million for subsidy violations

Published 03/04/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed to fine TracFone Wireless $6 million for allegedly violating its rules governing the subsidy program [more…]

U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state [more…]

U.S. SEC delays ruling on controversial NYSE high-speed data plan

U.S. SEC delays ruling on controversial NYSE high-speed data plan

Published 03/04/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it needs more time to decide whether to allow a plan by the New [more…]

In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

Published 03/04/2020

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the [more…]