Covid-19

Microsoft

Microsoft and Cigna form coalition for digital records of COVID-19 vaccination

Microsoft Corp, health insurance Cigna Corp and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of people who get vaccinated from COVID-19.

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

ByteDance

ByteDance in talks to buy stake in mobile games firm CMGE

ByteDance is currently in talks to buy into mobile games writer CMGE Technology Group, four people with direct knowledge of this matter told journalists, as the owner of short vide...

Facebook

Facebook removes anti-vaccine ‘fake news’ in Israel, government says

Facebook has taken down content which distribute lies in Israel from coronavirus vaccinations since the government attempts to drum up support to the programme, the Justice Ministr...

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon asks US to include warehouse and grocery staff in vaccine rollout

Amazon.com has asked the US government to prioritize essential workers including its own warehouse, grocery shop and information centre staff for receipt of this COVID-19 vaccine, ...

Driver

Uber asks US states to prioritize its drivers for COVID-19 vaccine

Uber has sent letters to the governors of all US states, asking for the ride-hail and food delivery drivers to find early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential employees.

Facebook

US Treasury: G7 finance officials back need to regulate digital currencies

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 advanced markets strongly supported the need to regulate digital monies, the US Treasury Department said in a statement on Monday ...

Facebook

Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook has said it would eliminate false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health specialists, following a similar announcement by YouTube in Octob...

Amazon

400+ lawmakers from 34 countries back ‘Make Amazon Pay’ campaign

More than 400 lawmakers from 34 countries have signed a letter to Amazon.com manager Jeff Bezos backing a campaign that asserts that the technology giant has “dodged and dism...

Crypto

Smaller digital coins soar as bitcoin powers on towards record high

Digital currencies Ethereum and XRP jumped on Monday, gaining momentum because bitcoin powered on towards its all-time large.

Amazon

Over a COVID Christmas US rivals to challenge Amazon under the tree

The new services try to take some of the drudgery from gift-giving. The attributes let consumers purchase a gift online and get it delivered to the recipient with, as an example, t...

COVID-19 coverage

New contact tracing apps stir hope for virus fighters in US states

A fresh wave of mobile apps which help monitor exposure into the coronavirus is coming to US states ahead of the vacations as public health officials bet that recently introduced f...

YouTube

YouTube to add link on COVID-19 vaccines to combat misinformation

YouTube has said that it is adding a hyperlink to provide details about the development of COVID-19 vaccines into the coronavirus panel on its site, expanding its attempts to fight...

Virus

COVID-19 ‘war games’: the computer program that could help save your job

Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has signed up to judge the winner of a ‘war game’ designed to help firms find alternatives to mass layoffs in the face of a...