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Uber connects out-of-work U.S. ride-hail drivers to delivery, production jobs

Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday its app will list job openings in the delivery, food production and grocery industry that its U.S. drivers can access during a slump in ride-hailing demand due to the coronavirus.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 9:56 am

Finland's Slush cancels November startup event due coronavirus

Finland's largest tech event Slush, which was scheduled for November 2020, said on Monday it has decided to cancel the conference due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 9:18 am

EU privacy watchdog calls for pan-European mobile app for virus tracking

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) called on Monday for a pan-European mobile app to track the spread of the coronavirus instead of the current hodge-podge of apps used in various EU countries which could breach people's privacy rights.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 8:59 am

IBM taps former Bank of America CTO to oversee cloud business

International Business Machines Corp on Monday named former Bank of America Corp top technology executive Howard Boville head of its cloud business, as Arvind Krishna takes over from long-time chief Ginni Rometty.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 8:44 am

Apple supplier Foxconn's sales down 7.7% in March

Sales at Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, a key supplier of Apple Inc's products known by its trade name Foxconn, were down by 7.7% in March.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 8:20 am

Tesla engineers show ventilator prototype on YouTube

Engineers at Tesla Inc showed a prototype for a ventilator on Sunday evening in a video published on the company's YouTube channel, as hospitals around the country overwhelmed by coronavirus patients face device shortages.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 6:22 am

Solid chip sales unlikely to cushion Samsung's virus-hit first quarter profit

The coronavirus-driven global shift to working from home is set to have boosted demand for Samsung Electronics' memory chips from laptop makers and data centres, but first-quarter profits are likely to remain flat as the outbreak weakened consumer electronics sales.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 6:20 am

UAE agriculture tech start-up secures $120 million investment commitment

United Arab Emirates agriculture technology start-up Pure Harvest Smart Farms has raised $20.6 million in fresh funding and secured commitments for a further $100 million, it said on Monday.

Posted on 6 April 2020 | 2:27 am

Stay home and karaoke: Tencent's JOOX sees usage spike in Southeast Asia

Lockdowns and travel retrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to JOOX, Chinese tech giant Tencent's international music streaming platform, driving traffic to its karaoke services up by as much as 50%, an executive said.

Posted on 5 April 2020 | 6:22 pm

Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees

Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.

Posted on 4 April 2020 | 5:54 pm