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Ex-Facebook executive starts group to help employees push companies on climate

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook's former sustainability chief has launched an organization to help employees at big companies press their bosses for more aggressive policies to fight climate change. Read More

 

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Britain's top cop calls for law on police use of AI

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most senior police officer on Monday called on the government to create a legal framework for police use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. More »

 

Amazon in Holocaust row about 'Hunters' series, anti-Semitic books

WARSAW (Reuters) - The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series "Hunters" and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. More »

 

Mastercard to add 1,500 technology jobs in Ireland

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Mastercard Inc plans to hire 1,500 more staff in Dublin over the next three to five years, more than trebling its workforce in one of Ireland's largest single multinational jobs announcements. More »

 

Mapping coronavirus: South Koreans turn to online tracking as cases surge

SEOUL (Reuters) - As the new coronavirus spreads in South Korea, private software developers have set up websites and apps to help people track cases and shun places where infected people have been in the hope of avoiding the fast-spreading virus. More »

 

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Apple appeal in patent fight with VirnetX

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Apple Inc's bid to avoid paying about $440 million in damages for using patent licensing firm VirnetX Inc's internet security technology without permission in features such as FaceTime video calling. More »

 

In Mumbai, Microsoft boss Nadella trumpets cloud tie-up with India's Reliance

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella touted the new India cloud partnership with Reliance Industries as he shared center-stage with its chairman Mukesh Ambani at an event in India's financial capital on Monday. More »

 

SoftBank leads $265 million investments in two U.S.-based start-ups

(Reuters) - SoftBank on Monday led a new funding round of $165 million in California-based Karius and invested $100 million in New York-headquartered AI company Behavox, as the technology giant builds a portfolio under its second Vision Fund. More »

 

Intel unveils new data center processor, 5G chip

(Reuters) - Intel Corp on Monday launched new microprocessors, including a second generation Xeon processor for data centers and a 10nm chip for wireless 5G base stations. More »

 

No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France

RIYADH (Reuters) - Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google , Amazon or Facebook would result in many digital tax regimes emerging all over the world, France's Finance Minister said on Sunday. More »

 

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