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The heads of four of the US’s biggest technology companies – Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc – appeared before US Congress earlier last week to respond to criticism that they have too much market power. The hearing showed that lawmakers are beginning to understand what is and isn’t important when it comes to regulating these large businesses.
Lisa Marsh’s job shopping and delivering groceries for Instacart during the past three years has been unforgiving. Company tipping policies cut into earnings while boycotts and other labour strife created confusion, she said.
Chinese AR startup Rokid eyes industrial applications after success with temperature-reading smart glasses
Shipments of Rokid Glass 1 soared between April and June, giving the company one of its biggest commercial successes since its foundation in 2014. In China, the AR and VR market is forecast to grow 66% year on year to US$4.09bil in 2020, according to IDC.
As the clock ticks toward the US presidential election in November, state election officials are devoting more time - and money - to educating voters about the dangers of disinformation while reassuring them that the system is fundamentally sound.
In July alone, hackers took over the twitter accounts of US politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research and even infiltrated the UK’s Premier League soccer clubs. Can they cut off your electricity, too?
As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for Covid-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight for the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures.
Snap Inc revealed the gender and racial makeup of its workforce for the first time, following other technology companies in acknowledging it has far more work to do.
Pepper’s skill set includes making phone calls, identifying missing items in the kitchen and occasional aerobics instruction.
US technology giants have too much power and control over digital markets and are harming workers, consumers and small businesses across the economy, said the Democratic lawmaker leading a US House inquiry into the companies.
When it comes to helping employees balance work hours with relaxation, Acuity Insurance chief executive officer Ben Salzmann has a unique tool at his disposal: a 65-foot Ferris wheel.