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'SNL' host Elon Musk takes a Saturday off from Tesla's troubles
DETROIT (Reuters) - Elon Musk's turn as host of this week's "Saturday Night Live" television program will be a light-hearted, brand-building break from the pressures of running Tesla Inc and SpaceX - or land the billionaire in another bucket of hot water.
U.S. Commerce chief cites auto chips shortage in jobs report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Friday the semiconductor shortage was a factor in April's jobs report that showed hiring unexpectedly slowed.
#COVIDSOS: India Twitter paints desperate picture of COVID-19 crisis
BENGALURU (Reuters) - As a wave of COVID-19 infections has swept through India, overwhelming its healthcare system and government, people have turned to Twitter in a desperate attempt to crowdsource help for anything from coronavirus tests to oxygen cylinders.
UPDATE 1-Mexican production of Sputnik V vaccine likely by late June - health ministry
MEXICO CITY, May 7 (Reuters) - Production of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will likely begin in Mexico during the final week of June, the Mexican health ministry said on Friday as the government reviews its emergency use authorization.
Tencent-backed Waterdrop slumps in NYSE debut
BEIJING (Reuters) -Shares of Chinese gaming giant Tencent-backed online insurance technology firm Waterdrop Inc tumbled 14.5% in their New York debut on Friday.
China's Didi Chuxing to take 3.1% of passenger ride fees as profit
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, which is backed by SoftBank, Alibaba and Tencent, said on Friday that 3.1% of passenger fees for rides will go towards its profit last year.
JPMorgan names two new CIOs for tech units
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase has appointed James Reid as chief information officer for a new unit focused on developing and modernising technology used by the bank's 250,000 employees, an internal memo sent on Friday and seen by Reuters showed.
Nikola warns of supply constraints of batteries, chips and touch screens
SEOUL (Reuters) - Nikola Corp on Friday warned of supply constraints of batteries, chips, touch screens and other parts.
Watch out for hackers, Britain's spy agency tells smart cities
May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities embracing technology to improve urban life risk falling prey to hackers, Britain's cyber security agency warned on Friday, urging local authorities to ensure smart cities are armed with digital defenses.
Amazon pauses annual Prime Day sale in India due to COVID-19
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has paused its annual Prime Day sale in India, a company spokeswoman said on Friday, as the country battles a severe second wave of coronavirus infections that has left thousands dead.
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