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May Mobility Inc’s boxy white-and-green self-driving shuttle pulls up to a damp corner in downtown Detroit. Its big doors swing out revealing a safety driver and six seats that face each other. It’s more comfortable than a subway car or most buses, but not by much.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software.
Straps to hold the wireless earbuds ‘felt like a very obvious idea’, co-founder says. Swedish startup Tapper’s straps and chains cost as much as 625 yuan (US$90).
The US Federal Trade Commission just ordered major technology companies to fork over details on waves of small acquisitions made during the last decade. A more sizable deal is also seen as a target for the regulator: Google’s US$1.1bil (RM4.55bil) purchase of mapping app Waze.
China’s highest-flying technology startups are struggling to stay afloat after the coronavirus outbreak threatened to paralyse critical venture capital funding.
China’s coronavirus outbreak is putting the country’s market infrastructure to the test like never before, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a decade-long effort to digitise nearly every aspect of securities trading.
Achmad Zaky spoke with unusual candor after taking the stage in Jakarta that October afternoon. People stopped chattering and lowered their phones when he began recounting the decade he spent building one of Indonesia’s most successful startups. What none of the hundreds in the cavernous hall knew then: it was his last big public act as chief executive of Bukalapak.com
Over the last decade, major technology companies made a handful of enormous acquisitions – Facebook Inc’s 2014 purchase of WhatsApp; Microsoft Corp’s 2016 deal for LinkedIn; Amazon.com Inc’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods – and a huge number of tiny deals.
Like their counterparts in Silicon Valley, China’s largest tech companies struggled to prove online groceries can be a viable business. Then the novel coronavirus struck.
Single mother-of-two Sara Faizi from Afghanistan faced a dead end when she arrived in Bulgaria in 2018: the former bank branch operations manager needed a job but neither spoke the local language nor had any contacts.