Nintendo sees Switch sales peaking this business year
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday forecast Switch console sales to reach 25.5 million units in the financial year that started April 1, signalling expectations of the hit device peaking.
US states push back against use of facial recognition by police
Law enforcement agencies across the US have used facial recognition technology to solve homicides and bust human traffickers, but concern about its accuracy and the growing pervasiveness of video surveillance is leading some state lawmakers to hit the pause button.
Google says 20% of workers will be remote, many more hybrid
Google says it expects about 20% of its workforce to still work remotely after its offices reopen this fall, while some 60% will work a hybrid schedule that includes about three days in the office and two days “wherever they work best”.
Amazon work rules govern tweets, body odour of contract drivers
The thousands of people driving those ubiquitous Amazon-branded blue vans aren’t employed by the Seattle leviathan. They work for small, independent businesses with contracts to transport packages for Amazon. But that hasn’t stopped the company from dictating the state of their fingernails – and a whole lot more.
Three apps to make you the best gardener in the ‘hood
Recognise plants, choose species that grow well together and take advantage of time-saving tips. Apps provide a wealth of advice and assistance to Sunday gardeners and can take some of the growing pains out of horticulture.
Factbox: Five takeaways from Facebook oversight board's Trump case
(Reuters) - Facebook's oversight board, a body set up by the social network to give independent verdicts on a small number of thorny content decisions, has ruled Facebook was right to bar former U.S. President Donald Trump after the Jan 6. riot but wrong in placing an indefinite suspension.
PayPal profit tops estimates on digital payments boom
(Reuters) -PayPal Holdings Inc reported its strongest first quarter on record and beat profit estimates on Wednesday, with a coronavirus-driven shift to online shopping and digital transactions boosting payment volumes.
Uber sees driver cost rising as U.S. economy recovers
(Reuters) -Uber Technologies Inc signaled it would pay drivers more to get cars back on the road as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic and disclosed a $600 million charge to provide UK drivers with benefits, a sign of the potential costs if the United States requires more driver compensation.
U.S. SEC chair says reviewing short-selling, swap rules after GameStop, Archegos sagas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. securities regulator is considering measures to require big investors to disclose more about short positions, or bets that stocks will fall, use of derivatives to bet on other stock moves and to protect small investors from trading apps that use features common to video games in order to boost risky trading activity.
White House says social media platforms should not amplify 'untrustworthy' content
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden believes social media platforms have a responsibility to "stop amplifying untrustworthy content," the White House said on Wednesday, even as it declined to comment directly on a decision by Facebook Inc's oversight board to keep a suspension in place for former President Donald Trump.
Facebook oversight board to rule on Trump's return to Facebook
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's oversight board on Wednesday will decide whether to uphold the company's indefinite suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump, in a much-awaited verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future.
FIS Expands Payment Capabilities Into Malaysia
FIS, an American Fortune 500 company which offers a wide range of financial products and services, announced that it is expanding its payment processing capabilities into the rapidly growing markets o...
ComfortDelGro’s super-app gambit: Can it succeed?
Years before Grab became the de facto mode of private four-wheeled transport for many commuters in Singapore, it was ComfortDelGro’s signature blue-tone Comfort and yellow Citycab taxis that were sy...
Facebook's Workplace tool grows as jobs go remote
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 ― Facebook's Workplace business software has grown by about 40 per cent in a year to reach seven million paying subscribers as the pandemic accelerated a remote work trend, the ...
Spotify urged to rule out ‘invasive’ voice recognition tech
A coalition of musicians and human rights groups urged music streaming company Spotify on May 4 to rule out possible use of a speech recognition tool it recently developed to suggest songs – describing the technology as “creepy” and “invasive”.
Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday pressed the chief executive of "Fortnite" creator Epic Games on how the fundamental changes the game maker is asking her to force on Apple Inc's App Store would affect the livelihoods of millions of developers who make software for Apple devices.
Facebook relaunches WhatsApp money transfers in Brazil
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service relaunched on Tuesday its transfer money services between individuals in Brazil, after it was blocked by the central bank nearly one year ago, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Tuesday video.
France' STMicro sees no reason to take part in EU chip alliance
PARIS (Reuters) - Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics sees no reason to join a potential European Union semiconductors alliance, its chief executive said on Tuesday, as the European Commission is seeking to boost Europe's independence in microchips.
Luno Teases Imminent Arrival Of Bitcoin Cash
Back nearing the end of April, it was revealed that the Securities Commission (SC) had already given provisional approval for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, as a new alternative for cryptotraders.
Videogame publishers hope thrill remains after blockbuster 2020
(Reuters) - The big question for U.S. gaming companies when they report results in the coming days is whether players will remain hooked on "Call of Duty", "Grand Theft Auto" and "NBA 2K21" after life returns to some normalcy following vaccine rollouts.
India doesn't name Huawei among participants in 5G trials
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will allow mobile carriers to carry out 5G trials with equipment makers including Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung's network unit, the government said on Tuesday, but did not name China's Huawei among the participants.
Sotheby's to accept bitcoin, ethereum for Banksy auction
(Reuters) - Sotheby's said on Tuesday it would accept bitcoin and ethereum as payment for Banksy's iconic artwork "Love is in the Air", a first for a physical art auction and the latest sign of growing mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrencies.
Twitter bans Indian actress for violating hate and abuse rules
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.
Ericsson to launch subscription service for remote office
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Ericsson on Tuesday unveiled a subscription service for remote working in North America that would allow employees of small businesses to start working from home in minutes with access to licensed apps, cloud storage and security tools.
Disney+ Hotstar streams in Malaysia on June 1
THE WAIT is over. Streaming service Disney+ Hotstar finally arrives in Malaysia on June 1, touting to bring with it 800 films and 18,000 episodes of TV series that range from Disney’s massive catalo...
How streetlamps could help make cities smarter
Thanks to their concentration, their strategic location and their connection to the electricity network, streetlamps could well have a key role to play in the smart cities of the future, carrying sensors, cameras, Internet connectivity or electric charging points, for example.
Sticking with remote work? Businesses are betting on it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. businesses have been spending more on technology than on bricks and mortar for more than a decade now, but the trend has accelerated during the pandemic, one more sign that working from home is here to stay.