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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…]

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…]

Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours

Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours

Published 02/04/2020

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time [more…]

Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN

Disney+ content to make exclusive Middle East debut on OSN

Published 02/04/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Disney+ content will be available for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa on regional [more…]

Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing

Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing

Published 28/03/2020

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Friday said it would sell its stake in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition startup, and said it no longer would [more…]

Google-parent Alphabet to donate $800 million in response to coronavirus crisis

Google-parent Alphabet to donate $800 million in response to coronavirus crisis

Published 27/03/2020

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits [more…]

Russia’s 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos

Russia’s 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos

Published 27/03/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it would have to adjust its 2020 launch programme because of a halt in satellite [more…]

White House not considering three-month tariff deferral: Navarro

White House not considering three-month tariff deferral: Navarro

Published 25/03/2020

(Reuters) - The White House’s top trade advisor denied on Tuesday that the Trump administration was considering a three-month deferral of tariff payments on imported [more…]