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China's BAIC, Didi plan car leasing service amid new car sales slowdown


Mon, 30 Mar 2020 02:00:09 -0400

Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAIC's cars to customers amid concerns about ride hailing and vehicle sharing eating into car sales.

China's Geely warns of virus headwind after 35% 2019 profit drop


Mon, 30 Mar 2020 01:28:26 -0400

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd on Monday said 2020 may be "amongst the most difficult years" in its history, as pressure stemming from the coronavirus pandemic on production and sales is likely to persist in the near future.

UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis


Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:36:04 -0400

Britain's big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Sunday.

Exclusive: Amazon entices warehouse employees to grocery unit with higher pay


Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:32:03 -0400 Inc is offering higher pay to recruit its own warehouse employees to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries amid rising demand and a worker shortage, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters.

Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:27:23 -0400

Microsoft Corp on Friday said it would sell its stake in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition startup, and said it no longer would make minority investments in companies that sell the controversial technology.

Apple's factories are running, but suppliers wary about iPhone demand


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:22:34 -0400

As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc's iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for current models and the new slate of phones expected in the fall.

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


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:09:06 -0400

Alphabet Inc will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday.

Aging tech means raises for some Americans who lose jobs in coronavirus crisis


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:09:02 -0400

Some lower-paid U.S. workers could effectively get a short-term raise if they lose their jobs during the coronavirus crisis, thanks to government computer systems that rely on 1950s-era technology.

Apple works with White House to release 'COVID-19' app, website


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:07:03 -0400

Apple Inc and the White House said on Friday that the iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that will direct users to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Exclusive: U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply - sources


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:32:28 -0400

Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China's Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus.

Cognizant ups salaries by 25% for some India employees amid lockdown


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:06:51 -0400

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp will pay an extra 25% of base pay to some employees in India and the Philippines as a majority of its offshore workforce work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic, taking on extra work, Chief Executive Officer Brian Humphries said.

China's Didi Chuxing restarts evening Hitch service


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:23:07 -0400

Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would restart its evening Hitch service in some cities, with improved safety features and more rigorous driver and passenger verification procedures.

Vodafone to offer unlimited data to the vulnerable for free


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:03:32 -0400

Mobile operator Vodafone said on Friday it would introduce 30-days free access to unlimited mobile data for half a million of its Pay Monthly customers and upgrade the contracts for those who are flagged as vulnerable.

Singtel-backed streaming service HOOQ files for liquidation


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:01:17 -0400

HOOQ Digital, a video streaming service majority owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, said it was filing for liquidation as it had not been able to grow sufficiently to provide sustainable returns nor cover escalating costs.

Olympics delay deals setback to Samsung's plans to win over Japan market


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:57:52 -0400

For Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were going to be its springboard to attain a long-held goal - making significant inroads into Japan's lucrative smartphone market where Apple Inc dominates.

Tesla to slash on-site staff at Nevada factory by 75% due to virus: county manager


Fri, 27 Mar 2020 01:46:22 -0400

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Inc plans to slash on-site staff at its Nevada battery plant by around 75% due to the coronavirus pandemic, the local county manager said on Thursday.

Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei


Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:39:52 -0400

China's Tencent Holdings launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop a cloud game platform, the world's biggest game company said in a statement Friday.

Facebook appoints Robert Kimmitt as lead independent director


Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:40:13 -0400

Facebook Inc on Thursday named the U.S. Treasury's former deputy secretary, Robert Kimmitt, to its board as lead independent director, effective immediately.

Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event


Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:43:58 -0400

China's Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned.

E.ON to link Tesla's German Gigafactory to the grid


Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:21:19 -0400

(This March 25 story corrects after E.ON says it will not provide energy solutions to Tesla and has not been given 18 months to do it)