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US online sales surged on the traditional “Black Friday” to set the country’s second-highest one-day mark ever as virus-wary Americans shunned in-person shopping, the Adobe software company reported on Nov 28.
The practice of paying for fake accounts to boost livestream viewer counts and virtual gift purchases is an ‘open secret’ in the industry, experts say. Reasons range from pushing up live streams in recommendation rankings to earning fatter commissions from brands, but regulators are catching on.
Uber urges Hong Kong government to rethink clampdown, claiming livelihoods of 14,000 drivers at risk
City’s leader Carrie Lam revealed law changes during policy address. Uber is already illegal in Hong Kong but is still hugely popular in the city.
The US and China are jostling to dominate advanced technologies, from 5G to quantum computing and AI. China filed more than 110,000 artificial intelligence patent applications last year.
As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organisation issued a warning about an “infodemic”, a wave of fake news and misinformation about the deadly new disease on social media.
Europe’s biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will return to Lisbon in full force as a massive in-person event in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to go fully online this year.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit women worldwide with job losses and closures of childcare centers. Yet a surprising bright spot is emerging: India’s US$200bil (RM817.26bil) technology services industry, where new rules are expected to provide female workers with a broad swath of flexible work arrangements and fresh employment opportunities.
A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads.
In some of America’s major cities, about half the workforce is still working remotely almost nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by the US Census Bureau.
India’s mass transit systems, unreliable even before the coronavirus pandemic, were shut off completely when the country locked down. As a result, Indians rushed to find alternative transportation, and that often meant used cars.