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Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

EU industry chief sees no quid pro quo in Chinese firms' 'mask diplomacy'
EU industry chief Thierry Breton says he does not see any ulterior motive behind Huawei [HWT.UL] and other Chinese companies' donations of face masks to the bloc and that solidarity is the best way to tackle the global coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus
He doesn't wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same. Meet Tommy, the robot nurse.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Amazon warehouse workers protest near Detroit, days after NYC walkout
Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday a handful of workers staged a demonstration at one of its warehouses near Detroit, another U.S. protest this week over staff concerns about contracting the novel coronavirus on the job.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

EU industry chief sees no quid pro quo in Huawei's 'mask diplomacy'
EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Wednesday said he did not see any ulterior motive behind Huawei's donations of face masks to the bloc and that solidarity was the best way to tackle the global coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as virus keeps Americans at home: Apptopia
Zoom Video Communications Inc's average mobile user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp's Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing applications.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

European experts ready smartphone technology to help stop coronavirus
A group of European experts said on Wednesday they would soon launch technology for smartphones to help trace people who had come into contact with those infected with coronavirus, helping the health authorities act swiftly to halt its spread.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Russia considering coronavirus emergency, say sources, but Kremlin denies it
Russia is considering declaring a state of national emergency over the coronavirus to allow the government to bring in tougher measures, three senior officials told Reuters, but the Kremlin denied the reports.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Russia earmarks $18 billion to tackle coronavirus crisis
Russia has earmarked nearly $18 billion to fight the spread of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, its prime minister said on Wednesday, pledging additional measures to steer through the crisis that has put the economy on the brink of recession.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Putin grants government emergency powers to fight coronavirus
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation on Wednesday to allow the government to declare a state of national emergency in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Meal delivery firms branch out into groceries during crisis
Uber Eats and Delivery Hero are expanding from providing restaurant meals into supplying groceries to customers stuck at home during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Health official says Russian stay at home should be extended: Ifax
The head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Wednesday that a non-working week declared by President Vladimir Putin to stem the spread of the coronavirus should be extended beyond this week, the Interfax news agency reported.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Thailand warns food delivery apps for overcharging amid coronavirus outbreak
Thailand's anti-monopoly watchdog warned food delivery platforms on Wednesday they could face fines for charging higher commissions as online food orders surge amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Putin takes coronavirus precautions as Moscow unveils tracking app
President Vladimir Putin is taking precautions to protect himself against coronavirus, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as Moscow authorities launched a smartphone app designed to track people who have been ordered to stay home because of the virus.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Europe to launch coronavirus contact tracing app initiative
European scientists and technologists will launch a joint initiative on Wednesday to support the use of digital applications in the fight against coronavirus while complying with the region's tough privacy laws.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Exclusive: China may ease electric car quotas, delay emission rules to help automakers - sources
China is considering temporarily easing quotas designed to boost production of electric cars to help automakers badly bruised by the coronavirus pandemic to revive slumping sales, people familiar with the matter said.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Moscow unveils coronavirus tracking app as national lockdown widens
Authorities in Moscow unveiled a smartphone app designed to keep tabs on people who have been ordered to stay at home because of the coronavirus and Russia on Wednesday expanded its lockdown to cover more of its sprawling territory.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Tariff pain turns to gain: U.S. computer, toy stockpiles help meet virus rush
As the coronavirus outbreak forced classes online, Boston Public Schools ordered 20,000 laptops and had them in hand in four days - an unusually fast turnaround made possible by a build-up of inventory prompted by the U.S.-China trade war.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

China EV battery maker Farasis Energy aims to raise $479 million in STAR board listing
Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Farasis Energy has received regulatory approval to raise around 3.4 billion yuan ($479 million) in an initial public offering on China's Nasdaq-like STAR board, according to a statement by the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Mother of invention: the new gadgets dreamt up to fight coronavirus
Driving to work at his factory to the west of London last week, designer Steve Brooks had coronavirus on his mind. What could he make that would let him open a door without touching the handle?

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Auto Trader plans equity raise to shore up cash
UK online car marketplace Auto Trader said on Wednesday it would sell up to 46.5 million new shares, worth 5% of its share capital, to institutional investors in a bid to shore up cash during the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

France's Carrefour teams up with Uber Eats for lockdown deliveries
French supermarket retailer Carrefour and Uber Eats announced a new delivery service on Wednesday, aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food during the nationwide lockdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Technology
Apr 01, 2020

Apple doubles China donations for COVID-19 recovery efforts
Apple more than doubled its donation to China's efforts to fight COVID-19 to over 50 million yuan ($7 million), CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo on Wednesday, weeks after the iPhone maker said it had opened all its 42 stores in one of its largest markets.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

SoftBank bolsters investment team with ex-Goldman hire
SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it has appointed former Goldman Sachs banker Taiichi Hoshino as head of a new investment planning department, as the group increases oversight of its tech bets battered by volatile markets.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile bid for HP
U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp walked away from its $35 billion hostile cash-and-stock bid for HP Inc on Tuesday, after the coronavirus outbreak weighed on its campaign to take over the PC and printing equipment manufacturer.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Marriott says 5.2 million guests exposed in new data breach
Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday information of about 5.2 million hotel guests was breached, the second such incident for the hotel operator in less than two years.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile bid for HP: sources
Xerox Holdings Corp decided on Tuesday to abandon its $35 billion hostile cash-and-stock bid for HP Inc after the coronavirus outbreak put the brakes on its takeover campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as coronavirus keeps Americans at home
Zoom Video Communications Inc's average user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp's Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus may cut global corporate tech spending 4.1% in 2020: survey
Global companies whose revenues have taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic plan to cut technology spending this year by as much as 4.1%, according to the latest survey from U.S.-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR).

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Trump holds call with U.S. internet, mobile phone providers
President Donald Trump spoke with the biggest U.S. internet and mobile phone providers on Tuesday to talk about how the networks are holding up as tens of millions of Americans work from home.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Trump to hold call with U.S. internet, mobile phone providers
President Donald Trump is holding a call with seven of the biggest U.S. internet and mobile phone providers on Tuesday to talk about how the networks are holding up as tens of millions of Americans work from home.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Video chat app Houseparty offers $1 million reward over hacking claims
Group video chat app Houseparty offered a reward of $1 million for evidence of what it said was a smear campaign against the company as it fought to quash claims that the app was stealing data from others installed on the same smartphone.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Walt Disney to launch streaming service in India on Friday
Walt Disney Co will launch its Disney service in India on April 3, the company said on Tuesday, intensifying rivalry with Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video in a country where demand for online streaming is surging.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Court finds Helsinki less at fault than Siemens in metro dispute
The city of Helsinki had the right to scrap its contract with Siemens over the failed automation of the Finnish capital's metro, but both sides broke agreements, a Helsinki district court ruled on Tuesday in a long-running legal dispute.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Smartphone maker Xiaomi says China sales already close to full recovery
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is seeing signs of a sales recovery in China, it said on Tuesday, as the country starts to return to normal following the coronavirus lockdown.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Google Japan defends impartiality of search results amid lockdown rumors
Google on Tuesday defended the impartiality of its search results after users in Japan seeking to corroborate rumors of an imminent state of emergency declaration by the government were met with no results on its website.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Huawei warns China will strike back against new U.S. restrictions
Huawei warned on Tuesday that 2020 would be its most difficult year yet due to American trade restrictions which dealt a blow to its overseas sales in 2019, and predicted the Chinese government would retaliate against the United States.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Microsoft clarifies Teams usage surged 775% in Italy
Microsoft Corp said it has seen a 775% jump in a month for Teams calling and meeting in Italy, withdrawing an earlier statement that the surge was for its cloud services in regions around the world that enforced social distancing to curb transmission of the coronavirus.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

HelloFresh shares at record high on coronavirus sales boost
Shares in meal-kit delivery firm HelloFresh jumped to a record high on Tuesday after it said it expected strong first-quarter sales and profit due to a surge in demand as coronavirus lockdowns prompt more people to cook at home.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Xiaomi fourth quarter revenue jumps 27%, beats estimates
Xiaomi Corp on Tuesday reported a 27% jump in December-quarter revenue, its fourth consecutive quarter of growth, and above analyst expectations, in spite a weak outlook for the global smartphone sector.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Russia postpones smartphone software law until January 2021:TASS
Russia on Tuesday pushed back legislation that would require all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in Russia to come pre-installed with Russian software, by six months until January 1, 2021, the TASS news agency reported.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Apple supplier Japan Display finalises deal to raise $200 million from 'customer'
Japan Display said on Tuesday it has finalised a deal to raise $200 million from "an overseas customer," which sources have said is Apple.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Vivendi closes sale of 10% stake in Universal to Tencent consortium
Vivendi closed on Tuesday the sale of a 10% stake in Universal Music Group (UMG) - home to Taylor Swift and The Beatles - to a Tencent-led consortium, in a deal giving UMG an enterprise value of 30 billion euros ($33 billion).

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Huawei posts 5.6% rise in 2019 profit, smallest increase in three years
China's Huawei Technologies reported its smallest annual profit increase in three years, hurt by weak overseas sales amid an intensifying U.S. campaign to restrict its global expansion due to security concerns.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

China's Pinduoduo raises $1.1 billion in share placement amid volatile markets
Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo Inc said on Tuesday that it had raised $1.1 billion in a private share placement, bolstering its ability to finance growth, despite recent market volatility.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom
A survey of Line Corp's chat app users in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures in partnership with Japan's health ministry found 7.1% of respondents in the capital reporting at least one of the symptoms of the coronavirus.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Alibaba plans to buy at least 10% stake in Chinese courier Yunda: sources
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to buy at least 10% of Yunda Holding Co Ltd , marking the e-commerce giant's fifth investment in a large courier, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Instacart, Amazon workers strike as labor unrest grows during coronavirus crisis
Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis.

Reuters Technology
Mar 31, 2020

Factbox: Coronavirus cases reported at 19 of Amazon's U.S. warehouses
Amazon.com Inc is at the front line of responding to outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in the United States, delivering essential goods while more than half the population faces government stay-at-home orders.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Samsung Display to end all LCD production by end 2020
South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Tencent-backed online education firm Yuanfudao raises $1 billion in new round
Chinese online education platform Yuanfudao said on Tuesday it has raised $1 billion in a new financing round, led by Tencent Holdings and private equity firm Hillhouse Capital Group.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Samsung says chip factory worker tests positive for virus, output not affected
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday that one of its chip factory workers in South Korea had tested positive for coronavirus, but its output has not been affected.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Activist investor Starboard says it has 9.3% stake in software firm Commvault
Activist investor Starboard Value LP has built a stake in U.S. data protection and data management software company Commvault, saying in a regulatory filing that it felt the shares were undervalued when it purchased them.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Spain postpones 5G spectrum auction due to coronavirus
Spain will delay a planned auction of 5G spectrum due to the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Germany aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks
Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapore can be effective without invading people's privacy.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Facebook commits $100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis
Facebook Inc on Monday pledged $100 million in financing and advertising spending to support news organizations, including local publishers in the United States, reeling from pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus sees China's Geely Automobile facing one of toughest years
China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Monday 2020 may be one of its toughest years yet, as pressure stemming from the coronavirus outbreak on production and sales persists.

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 30, 2020

China's Geely 2019 net profit drops 35% amid broader market slump
China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Monday lower sales drove its 2019 net profit down 35%, as China's overall auto market suffered a prolonged slump last year.

Reuters Technology
Mar 28, 2020

UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 28, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

China's Didi Chuxing restarts evening Hitch service
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

Vodafone to offer unlimited data to the vulnerable for free
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

Singtel-backed streaming service HOOQ files for liquidation
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 27, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event
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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

UK digital banks unable to provide state funds to coronavirus-hit firms
Several of Britain's digital banks are still waiting to hear if they can offer government-backed loans to struggling small businesses damaged by the coronavirus outbreak, days after a multi-billion pound rescue scheme was launched.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Exclusive: U.S. nears rule-change to restrict Huawei's global chip supply - sources
Senior cabinet 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.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture
Governments across Europe are turning to technology to track the spread of the coronavirus and monitor people under quarantine, an approach that seeks to learn from Asia but is also putting the region's privacy rules to the test.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

UK's digital banks unable to provide government funding to coronavirus-hit firms
Several of Britain's digital banks are still waiting to hear if they can offer government-backed loans to struggling small businesses damaged by the coronavirus outbreak, days after a multi-billion pound rescue scheme was launched.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Campaign group urges UK to keep virtual annual meetings temporary
The use of virtual annual meetings by companies during the coronavirus epidemic must not become the norm once restrictions on people's movements are lifted, responsible investment campaign group ShareAction said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Austria to postpone 5G frequency auction: RTR
Austria to will postpone its 5G frequency auction due to the coronavirus crisis, telecoms regulator RTR said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus slows U.S. push to produce electric vehicle minerals
The coronavirus pandemic is hobbling U.S. efforts to produce lithium, rare earths and other materials used in electric vehicles and high-tech equipment, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's plan to curb Chinese control of the strategic minerals sector.

Reuters Technology
Mar 26, 2020

Global smartphone sales fell 14% in February as coronvirus spread: Counterpoint
Global smartphone sales tumbled 14% in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, Counterpoint Research said on Thursday, a likely harbinger of more declines as outbreaks worsen in many parts of the world.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking
An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity formed on Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Home-bound users fume as video apps do not sync with TVs
Kat Volpe laid out an exercise mat and tried to sync her iPhone with her big screen TV for a fitness class webcast on Instagram last week during New York's coronavirus lockdown.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Micron sees revenue above estimates as demand rises for remote-work devices
Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates on Wednesday and said the shift to work-from-home globally due to the coronavirus outbreak is fueling demand for notebooks and data center services.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Tesla to reopen New York plant 'as soon as humanly possible' to make ventilators: Musk
Tesla Inc will reopen its New York factory "as soon as humanly possible" to manufacture ventilators for coronavirus patients, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Micron forecasts revenue above estimates, sees surge in data center demand
Micron Technology Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates on Wednesday and said a surge in demand from data center operators could fuel supply shortages.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Exclusive: Amazon pauses sellers' loan repayments amid coronavirus
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it temporarily would not require sellers in its marketplace to repay loans it had made to them, as merchants confront the prospect of declining sales during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Computer chip makers seek U.S. permission to work during pandemic
A group representing major United States semiconductor companies on Wednesday said it was working with federal officials to make clear to state and local officials overseeing lockdowns that chip companies are essential businesses that should continue operations.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, 6 other telcos to help EU track virus
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and five other telecoms providers have agreed to share mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of the coronavirus, lobbying group GSMA said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Technical help offered to fight virus must safeguard privacy, rights: WHO
The World Health Organization is impressed by the offers of technology to help fight the coronavirus, but privacy and human rights must be protected, Michael Ryan, WHO's top emergencies expert said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Netflix says it has fixed outage that hit some in U.S., UK
Streaming service Netflix Inc has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday, the company said.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus exposes U.S. Uber, Lyft drivers' lack of safety net
As independent contractors, U.S. ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Telecoms group GSMA offers refunds for canceled Mobile World Congress
Telecoms industry group GSMA said on Wednesday it would refund tickets bought for the Mobile World Congress last month after the trade fair in Barcelona became one of the first business casualties of the coronavirus pandemic.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

Spotify launches music relief project to help artists
Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it had launched a COVID-19 music relief project to raise funds for musicians as the coronavirus pandemic grounds life to a halt in most countries, while taking a toll on the economy.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

India's Flipkart to resume e-commerce sales of essential products
Walmart Inc's Flipkart will resume e-commerce services for essential products after receiving federal and state government assurances on the safety of its delivery staff and a hassle-free supply chain.

Reuters Technology
Mar 25, 2020

U.S. cybersecurity experts see recent spike in Chinese digital espionage
A U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday it has detected a surge in new cyberspying by a suspected Chinese group dating back to late January, when the coronavirus began to spread beyond China.

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