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Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations spark ire in China

Microsoft talks to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations spark ire in China

Published 03/08/2020

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) for TikTok’s U.S. operations provoked an outcry on Monday on Chinese social media [more…]

Scientists inspired by ‘Star Wars’ create artificial skin able to feel

Scientists inspired by ‘Star Wars’ create artificial skin able to feel

Published 03/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore researchers have developed “electronic skin” capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic [more…]

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Published 03/08/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Visitors to Universal Studios in Singapore will now have to pass through facial recognition scanners to enter the park, in the city-state’s [more…]

SoftBank spent $3.8 billion on buybacks in July, August

SoftBank spent $3.8 billion on buybacks in July, August

Published 03/08/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp on Monday said it spent 398 billion yen ($3.8 billion) buying back 63.2 million shares between July 1 and [more…]

Zoom to shift to ‘partner-only’ model in China, suspend direct sales

Zoom to shift to ‘partner-only’ model in China, suspend direct sales

Published 03/08/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) will shift to a partner-only model in mainland China from Aug. 23, suspending direct sales to all customers [more…]

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Republican senators back plan to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican senators on Sunday backed a plan by China’s ByteDance to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok after President Donald Trump [more…]

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid pandemic: WSJ

Google to keep employees home until summer 2021 amid pandemic: WSJ

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar [more…]

Qualtrics float would be ‘win-win’ proposition: SAP CEO

Qualtrics float would be ‘win-win’ proposition: SAP CEO

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - SAP’s (SAPG.DE) plans to float online sentiment tracking business Qualtrics would be a “win-win” proposition, CEO Christian Klein said on Monday, as [more…]

SAP picked by Moderna to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine candidate

SAP picked by Moderna to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Business software group SAP (SAPG.DE) has been selected by Moderna (MRNA.O) to help distribute the potential COVID-19 vaccine that the U.S. pharmaceuticals [more…]