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Red lights and bathroom posters: Amazon's all-out fight to block a union
Union organisers Syrena and Steve wave to Amazon workers outside the retail giant's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, as a vote to unionize the facility nears its end. BESSEMER, United States: "Make sure you take care of us!" a worker shouts to two union organizers in orange vests standing at the entrance of Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala...
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The unforeseen benefits of lockdown | Letters
I can appreciate Richard Friedman’s concerns about the damage lockdown can do to our brains and mental states (If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the shops, it’s your brain thanking you for the novelty, 25 March), but am surprised that he does not mention the new opportunities provided by technology for exploration and novel experiences.Each day br...
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Web giants must stop cashing in on pension scam misery, say MPs
Ministers must force tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft to stop the “immoral” practice of profiting from the £10bn of pension fraud committed by internet scammers, a committee of MPs has urged.Fraudsters use online advertisements, mostly on Google, to trick people out of their pension funds, according to a report published by the wo...
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Xiaomi to make EVs using Great Wall's plant
Xiaomi to make EVs using Great Wall's plant Chinese smartphone maker becomes latest tech firm to join smart mobility race People wearing protective face masks visit Xiaomi brand's store in Kyiv, Ukraine October 22, 2020. (Reuters file photo) HONG KONG/BEIJING: China's Xiaomi Corp plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) using Great Wall Mot...
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Young, rich and racy: South Korea's livestreamers
Kim Min-kyo's gaming prowess, quick-witted commentary and high-school-level humour has seen his income climb to about $50,000 a month. SEOUL: From a converted storeroom on the roof of his mother's Seoul apartment, Kim Min-kyo plays video games for up to 15 hours a day -- and makes a fortune from the thousands of fans watching him.The cramped...
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New York Times digital 'NFT' story sells for $563,000
The offices of the New York Times. (File photo) NEW YORK: A New York Times columnist on Thursday sold one of his articles in digital form for $563,000, the latest example of the craze surrounding "non fungible tokens" that collectors are snapping up.Keven Roose's article entitled "Buy This Column on the Blockchain" was itself aimed at trying...
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Commart projecting brisk business
New computer technology and flourishing demand for devices to support online work and study amid a supply shortage are expected to drive sales at the IT fair Commart throughout this coming weekend, according to IT vendors. “We believe consumer sentiment has returned following the vaccine rollout, coupled with the government’s financial assista...
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Chaiwut vows to thwart fake news
Newly appointed Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn has promised to stymie fake news and illicit content as part of the Anti-Fake News Centre's (AFNC) mission that forms a core part of government policy."The AFNC is essential for the government in dealing with illicit webpages and content on social platforms," Mr Cha...
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Lazada, Shopee duke it out
Lazada, Shopee duke it out E-commerce giants seek new buyers Ms Thanida, left, Melissa Yunibhand, Lazada Thailand's chief finance officer, right, and Aaron Goh, chief customer officer, launch the firm's Surprise Birthday Sale. E-commerce giants Lazada and Shopee are locked in a fierce battle to stimulate online shopping demand and attrac...
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Intel to spend $20bn on new US chip plants
Intel is facing pressure to come up with bold ways to fend off fierce competition. SAN FRANCISCO: US chip titan Intel said Tuesday it will invest $20 billion in building two new plants in Arizona as part of a plan to ramp up production in the United States and Europe.The move comes as a global chip shortage has countries and companies in tho...