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Industry Keyword: Lockdown

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Roblox bookings miss Wall Street target as easing curbs hurt online games

Roblox Corp's quarterly bookings missed market expectations, as easing restrictions slowed the pandemic-fuelled surge in spending for its games including "Jailbreak" and "MeepCity", sending its shares down 5%. The company, one of the world's most...

Google to lay out new features to keep users clicking after lockdown

Google is expected to unveil updates across many services, including search and Android, as the company showcases its role in a world that has become more digitally connected during the pandemic. Google has seen an...

Amazon drops French Black Friday ad campaign as lockdown starts

Amazon is withdrawing advertisements for pre-Black Friday reductions in France, after the government said the effort was unfair to small shops at time when a coronavirus lockdown has forced them to close. France entered its...

Brits get cycling as data from fitness app shows pandemic boom

Active travel is booming in the United Kingdom as millions of commuters, shoppers and schoolchildren get on their bicycles to prevent confined spaces on public transport during the ongoing pandemic, data from the fitness...

Tech savvy, flexible workers boost the coronavirus-hit Nordic economies

Helen Balfors, a project leader at Norwegian conglomerate Orkla, has been working from home for more than the majority of her colleagues after returning from a ski trip to Italy in February because the...

Apple’s stock market value hits $2 trillion

Just two years after Apple became the first publicly listed US company to achieve a $1 trillion stock market value, the iPhone maker has topped $2 trillion. The California-based company's shares briefly rose to as...

Video gaming during lockdown helps fuel rise in UK inflation rate

UK inflation rose unexpectedly last month, spurred by rising prices for in-demand video game consoles during the coronavirus lockdown, official data has showed. KEY POINTS: UK inflation on the rise despite the lockdown Nintendo reported...

Why investors now worry about tech stocks

Some investors are getting increasingly worried about the outlook for technology and big growth stocks after a massive rally which has pushed the Nasdaq Composite index to record highs despite the coronavirus-inflicted economic damage. Few...

Microsoft to close physical stores, take $450 million hit

Microsoft Corp has said it will close its retail stores and take a related pretax asset impairment charge of $450 million in the current quarter. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant said it would continue to...

Amazon signals entry into alcohol delivery in India with nod in key state

Amazon.com has secured clearance to deliver alcohol in India's eastern state of West Bengal, according to a document seen by journalists, signalling the US e-commerce giant's first foray into the country's multi-billion-dollar sector. KEY POINTS: ...

Apple to shut some stores in the US due to a rise in COVID-19 cases

Apple Inc has said it is temporarily shutting some stores again in Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, and North Carolina in the United States, as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in parts of the...

Organiser of Europe’s largest technology event says it will go ahead, as planned

Europe's biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will take place in Lisbon in November as planned, its organiser said on Tuesday. KEY POINTS: Web Summit confirms it will take place in Lisbon in November, as...