Facebook's Zuckerberg faces employee blowback over ruling on Trump comments

(Reuters) – Facebook employees critical of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to remove an inflammatory comment from U.S. President Donald Trump took their dissent public over the weekend on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for taking action and rebuking their own employer. Many tech workers at companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon have become active on social justice issues […]

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India's coronavirus infections overtake France amid criticism of lockdown

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s cases of coronavirus crossed 190,000, the health ministry said on Monday, overtaking France to become seventh highest in the world, as the government eases back on most curbs after a two-month-long lockdown that left millions without work. With a record 8,392 new cases over the previous day, India is now behind the United States, Brazil, […]

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China's NetEase targets global expansion with $2.6 billion HK listing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese online gaming firm NetEase plans to raise about $2.6 billion to fund expansion through its secondary listing which began on Monday, a term sheet seen by Reuters showed, marking Hong Kong’s largest equity deal so far this year. Nasdaq-listed NetEase’s paperless offering is expected to be one of several large secondary deals in Hong Kong […]

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India asks internet service providers to block WeTransfer

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has ordered its internet service providers (ISPs) to block file-sharing website WeTransfer at a time when hundreds of millions of people are working from home because of a nationwide lockdown to stop the novel coronavirus. The order, dated May 18, from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT), which was reviewed by Reuters, does not specify a […]

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Armed with disinfectant and admonishments, South Korean robot fights coronavirus spread

SEOUL (Reuters) – A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitiser and disinfecting the floor. “Please take part in social distancing,” the white robot firmly but politely reminds three SK Telecom employees who stand chatting nearby. Corporate Korea […]

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment. Beacon said on Sunday it raised over $15 million in Series A fundraising, from investors including Bezos and venture capital firm 8VC. The startup, formed by two former Uber Technologies Inc executives two years ago, is already backed by […]

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Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid U.S. protests

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week’s planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States. “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate,” Google said in a […]

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