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Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. Read More

 

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5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

LONDON (Reuters) - A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday after masts in several parts of the country were torched. More »

 

Tesla cuts contractors from California, Nevada factories: CNBC

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc is cutting contractors from its U.S. car and battery plants, CNBC reported on Friday, citing workers and a contract staffing agency. More »

 

Two U.S. state AGs seek info on Zoom's privacy practices

(Reuters) - At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the video-conferencing app. More »

 

Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day. More »

 

Exclusive: Amazon to delay Prime Day event due to coronavirus, outlines cloud risks

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is postponing its major summer shopping event, Prime Day, until at least August and expects a potential $100 million hit from excess devices it might now sell at a discount, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters. More »

 

Cisco's Webex draws record 324 million users in March

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc's video-conferencing app Webex registered a record 324 million attendees in March, with usage more than doubling in the Americas, as the coronavirus-led lockdowns forced businesses to have employees work from home. More »

 

Coronavirus threatens to knock South Korea off 5G leadership perch

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is struggling to retain its lead in global next-generation 5G telecom services, as the coronavirus pandemic further cools sentiment of consumers whose interest in the technology has waned due to cost and quality concerns. More »

 

Europe's north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the pandemic but one country, Sweden, stands out for allowing life to go on much as before, Google data show. More »

 

SoftBank's Son tests state of emergency appetite via Twitter poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son on Friday began polling his Twitter followers over whether a state of emergency should be declared, as the number of people in Tokyo infected with the coronavirus continues to rise. More »

 

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