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The chief executive officers of Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have agreed to testify before a US congressional panel investigating competition issues in the technology industry.
Will Hayes has grown accustomed to an awkward start to business meetings. On numerous occasions, venture capitalists would confuse Hayes, the head of software company Lucidworks Inc, with another man on his executive team. The investor would introduce himself, extend a handshake to the other guy and say, “Good to meet you, Will.” It’s strange because they don’t look alike. Also, Hayes is Black, and his deputy is white.
Amazon.com Inc told congressional investigators examining the market power of the largest technology companies that it would make chief executive officer Jeff Bezos available to testify.
Gojek and Grab Holdings Inc have been battling it out for years in the brutal business of ride hailing and food delivery.
A group of leading German travel startups appealed to US tech giant Google on April 30 to offer them easier terms on paying for advertising to help them ride out the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated their business.
"Calling all the cattle! Our live broadcast is about to begin," Brazilian singer Marilia Mendonca whooped as she kicked off a recent three-and-a-half-hour quarantine performance of 'sertanejo' country music hits from her living room, streamed on YouTube.
It is a big promise from Silicon Valley to a nation looking for ways to be freed from home confinement: Smartphones could discreetly detect those who may have Covid-19 and nudge them to quarantine, blunting renewed outbreaks as Americans start to once again venture out.
The live-streaming video market saw strong household and corporate demand during China’s coronavirus lockdown. China is forecast to have 526 million live-streaming video users this year, up from 504 million in 2019.
Wealthy denizens of Hollywood and Silicon Valley — an elite strata not always held in the highest esteem by the general public — have pledged large donations amid the global economic chaos to help those afflicted by the coronavirus.
In his livestreaming debut, the indebted founder of smartphone brand Smartisan made more than US$15.5mil, with 48 million people tuning in. His second attempt about a week later attracted significantly less attention, with 11 million viewers and US$4.5mil in sales.