Covid-19

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon to take team-wise approach on remote work policy

Amazon.com Inc will let individual teams decide for how many days corporate employees would be expected to work from office in a week, Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said in a ...

Platform News: Worker at an automated Amazon Warehouse

Amazon sued by warehouse workers over COVID-19 screening pay

Amazon.com Inc has been accused of violating Colorado state law by failing to pay warehouse workers for time spent undergoing COVID-19 screenings before clocking in at work.

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber could post first adjusted profit this quarter as ride demand returns

Uber could post its first profit on an adjusted basis for the current quarter, reaching the elusive milestone sooner than expected as online food ordering surges and ride bookings ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook spent over $13 billion on safety, security since 2016

Facebook Inc has said it has invested more than $13 billion in safety and security measures since 2016, days after a newspaper reported the company had failed to fix “the pla...

Facebook

Facebook says WSJ allegations are ‘mischaracterizations,’ confer ‘false motives’

Facebook has slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company’s platform as containing “deliberate mischaracterizations” and said t...

Facebook

Facebook cracks down on German anti-COVID restrictions group over ‘social harm’

Facebook has removed a network of accounts linked to an anti-COVID restrictions movement in Germany as it announced a new crackdown on coordinated campaigns of real users that caus...

Electronic Arts (EA)

Videogame publisher EA delays launch of Battlefield 2042 by a month

Electronic Arts has pushed the worldwide launch of its “Battlefield 2042” by a month to Nov. 19, blaming the pandemic’s impact on game developers, the videogame p...

Platform News: Amazon building

‘Amazon won’t change without a union’: warehouse is Canada files for union vote

Workers at one of Amazon’s Canadian facilities have filed a request with a local labour board to hold a vote to form a union, Teamsters Canada has said, in the latest challen...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft to take site-by-site approach to US office reopening

Microsoft Corp has said it will no longer target a specific date for reopening all of its US offices and instead will reopen each site based on whether it meets a set of company cr...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics retail store for smartphones and other hardware

Samsung to invest $206 billion by 2023 for post-pandemic growth

Samsung Group will invest 240 trillion won (approximately $206 billion) in the next three years to expand its footprint in biopharmaceuticals, artificial intelligence, semiconducto...

Platform News: Facebook VR

Facebook launches VR remote work app, calling it a step to the ‘metaverse’

Facebook Inc has launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headsets can hold meetings as avatar versions of themsel...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes dozens of vaccine misinformation ‘superspreaders’

Facebook has said it has removed over three dozen pages spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, after the White House called on social media firms to tighten controls on ...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages

Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about th...

Platform News: Online marketplace Amazon Delivery

Amazon loses bid to stop New York from probing COVID-19 standards

A federal judge has dismissed Amazon.com Inc’s lawsuit to block New York’s attorney general from investigating the online retailer’s ability to protect warehouse ...