Month: January 1970

The company announced the bonuses on the eve of Black Friday, as protests against Amazon in Germany and elsewhere were getting underway ahead of the busy shopping weekend. Amazon’s senior vice president for worldwide operations, Dave Clark, said that front-line US employees will receive a $300 bonus, while part-time employees will get $150. UK employees
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“We firmly oppose the Indian side’s repeated use of ‘national security’ as an excuse to prohibit some mobile apps with Chinese background,” Ji Rong, spokesperson for China’s embassy in India, said on Wednesday. The statement followed the Indian government’s announcement on Tuesday that it was banning 43 more apps, many of them Chinese. Several apps
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The Trump administration on Wednesday gave the short-form video app’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, until December 4 to conclude a proposed takeover deal by Oracle and Walmart, according to a spokesperson for the Treasury department. “The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has granted ByteDance a one-week extension…to allow time to review a
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The talks were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Any deal would likely value Slack at more than its market capitalization of $17 billion earlier Wednesday, according to the Journal. The report also notes that there is no guarantee the talks will lead to a deal. As of Wednesday afternoon, Slack’s stock price reached
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Here’s what impressed our editors, reporters and producers the most — and in many ways, helped us survive the rollercoaster that has been 2020. Bose Headphones Bose’s newest noise-canceling headphones ($379) are definitely a splurge, but they’ve been a worthwhile purchase. They sound great when listening to music or taking a call and quiet the
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Facebook and Instagram also followed Snapchat in introducing augmented reality filters, another popular Snapchat feature that allows users to overlay their faces with digital crowns, animal ears and other fun modifications. Now, Snapchat is the one doing the copying. On Monday, Snapchat unveiled a new section of its app called “Spotlight,” which could be seen
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Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James Jensen “managed to extract” a promise from Thomas Moyer, Apple’s chief security officer, that the company would donate iPads to the sheriff’s office in exchange for four firearms licenses that were withheld from Apple employees, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office said in a statement
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Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, shared a photo from his first ever virtual cabinet meeting. The cybersecurity red flags jumped out immediately. Some cabinet secretaries’ Zoom screen names were visible, you could see which platform the cabinet was running its computers on, and most glaringly, the meeting ID was visible for all to see.
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Like many of Musk’s endeavors, including electric cars and rockets, it didn’t involve inventing everything from scratch. Musk took existing ideas, re-packaged and rethought them, in hopes of carrying humanity towards a brighter future. But critics aren’t yet entirely convinced the new hyperloop thinking can solve old issues. Magnetic levitation was already used on high-speed
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“Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity” is launching Friday. It is the first installment in the Zelda series since 2017’s “Breath of the Wild,” which sold 19.7 million copies. “Breath of the Wild” is the fourth best-selling game of all time on the Nintendo Switch, behind hits such as “Animal Crossing” and “Mario Kart.” In “Breath
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