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

(Reuters) - 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. Read More

 

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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. More »

 

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

(Reuters) - 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. More »

 

Microsoft to divest AnyVision stake, end face recognition investing

(Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

(Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

(Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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

SEOUL (Reuters) - For Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS>, 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. More »

 

China's Didi Chuxing restarts evening Hitch service

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

Vodafone to offer unlimited data to the vulnerable for free

LONDON (Reuters) - 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. More »

 

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