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TikTok, owned by China's ByteDance, has been racing to avoid a crackdown on its US operations after being at loggerheads with the US government, which has expressed concerns over the handling of personal data by the video app.
Zimbabwe's app aims to make the search for land easier and cheaper by letting farmers use their smartphones to find out everything they need to know about vacant plots around the country.
Well-developed digital infrastructure has helped the Nordic economies weather the pandemic better than most of Europe.
Silicon Valley investors are increasing bets on a Pittsburgh company that turns a venerable machine of the past century of industrialisation – the forklift – into a driver of the e-commerce boom.
Uber Technologies Inc attempted to hide the fraudulent use of photo identification by some drivers, London’s black-cab drivers said at the start of the company’s second court battle with the city’s transport regulator.
China’s TikTok, Douyin, says it created 36 million jobs in the last year, with lots of livestreamers
The central government created a new job title in July for ‘online marketing professionals’, in an attempt to help the job market recover. Beijing says there are around 200 million ‘flexible workers’ in China, including a growing number of online content creators.
Ele.me to give customers option to wait longer for food deliveries after backlash over risky conditions for riders
Many food delivery riders in China risk their lives to meet deadlines even under extreme weather conditions, according to a report that has gone viral. Ele.me says a new function will allow customers to indicate their willingness to wait up to 10 minutes more for deliveries, to reduce the rush for couriers.
The debate over automation has been overshadowed by more immediate economic problems created by the coronavirus crisis. But when things return to some semblance of normality, it’s sure to crop up again and may well play a role in how a recovery takes shape.
Even in the data-driven tech world, Instacart stands out for its metrics-oriented culture, interviews with more than 30 current and former employees as well as documents and recordings reviewed by The Times reveal.
Facebook Inc became the latest tech giant to complain about the overreach of the UK’s merger watchdog, warning that its demands were unreasonable and disproportionate.