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What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive
Despite China’s economy seeing considerable growth in the third quarter, a large segment of its working class is still feeling effects of the pandemic. A total of 24.7% of industry-leading Meituan’s 2.95 million delivery riders had at least a bachelor’s degree at the end of July, up from 18% a year earlier.
Microsoft Corp, which has largely evaded Washington's scrutiny of Big Tech companies and scored a lucrative US$10bil (RM41.65bil) government contract under the Trump administration, has emerged as a significant backer of the Biden campaign.
Social media platforms with e-commerce functions should be held to the same regulations as e-commerce platforms, according to a new draft regulation. Livestreaming e-commerce is the fastest-growing area of China’s internet amid the pandemic, but its popularity is also attracting more regulatory scrutiny.
Google barely took a scratch from three European Union antitrust probes that lasted nearly a decade and cost it more than €9bil (RM44.21bil). Regulators are still struggling with how to tackle anti-competitive behaviour, a lesson the US needs to learn.
From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has spawned an unusual range of high-tech face coverings.
Fake reviews on Amazon.com Inc during the pandemic have reached levels typically seen during the holiday shopping season.
Twitter went offline for almost two hours on Oct 15, in an outage that the social media platform – used by hundreds of millions worldwide – blamed on a technical glitch.
YouTube said on Oct 14 it would take down content which contradicts expert consensus about Covid-19 vaccines, updating its policies on misinformation about the pandemic.
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub.
The miniature motors that make iPhones buzz on silent helped power Japan's Nidec to become a 1.5 trillion yen (RM59.03bil) company.