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Wall Street expects near-record iPhone sales despite delay, shut Apple stores

(Reuters) - During the last three months of 2020, Apple Inc delivered its flagship iPhone 12 model weeks later than normal iPhone debuts and shuttered some of its stores due to the pandemic. Read More


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Facebook investors, shrugging off election woes, look for 'social commerce' payday

PALO ALTO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc may face questions about fallout from U.S. election controversies when it posts earnings on Wednesday, but top of mind for investors is a less political matter: the company's heavy bet on e-commerce to drive ad sales. More »


Walmart plans to fill online orders with help from robots at some U.S. stores

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc will add small robot-staffed warehouses to dozens of its stores to help fill orders for pickup and delivery, the company said on Wednesday, as Americans shift their spending online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More »


Taiwan says chipmakers to prioritise auto chips amid global shortage

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Major Taiwanese chipmakers are willing to prioritise supplies for auto makers amid a global shortage of chips for the industry, the island's economics minister said after meeting with company executives. More »


Google revives Australia news platform launch amid content payment fight

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Google is reviving plans to launch its own news website in Australia within weeks, according to a local media outlet contracted to provide articles for the venture, as the search giant fights world-first proposed laws on content payments. More »


Singapore faces talent crunch as tech giants scale up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At least three recruiters approach Singapore-based software engineer Xiao Yuguang every day with job offers. More »


Intel invests additional $475 million in Vietnam plant

HANOI (Reuters) - Intel Corp has invested an additional $475 million in its plant in Vietnam to improve technologies and boost production of its 5G products and core processors, the U.S. chipmaker's local unit said in a statement on Wednesday. More »


ByteDance cuts India workforce, unsure of comeback after app ban: internal memo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China's ByteDance is cutting the size of its 2,000-plus India team and is unsure when it will make a comeback, the company told employees in an internal memo on Wednesday, months after its popular TikTok video app was banned. More »


GameStop stock doubles again with no let-up in amateur interest

(Reuters) - Shares of videogame retailer GameStop Corp surged another 130% on Wednesday in pre-market trading as amateur investors continued to pile into the stock that has skyrocketed nearly 700% over the past two weeks. More »


Polish locker company InPost worth 9.5 billion euros after buoyant Amsterdam debut

WARSAW (Reuters) - Shares in Polish parcel locker firm InPost jumped 19% on their Euronext debut on Wednesday, valuing the company which benefited from online shopping during the pandemic lockdowns at 9.5 billion euros ($11.55 billion). More »


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