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Airbnb extends refund policy for guests, supporting hosts with $250m fund

Airbnb stretches the window for guests, allowing them a full refund on the reservations knocked by COVID-19 pandemic, till the end of May. Moreover, the company pledged $250 million for its hosts to ease the pain of cancellations. Hosts will now receive 25%...

Facebook says ads revenue is weakening due to COVID-19 outbreak

Facebook said it had seen its ads business weakening with the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, which accounts for nearly all of its revenue, despite more people are using its social platforms during the lockdown. The services which are seeing a surge, like a...

How bad COVID-19 has hit the tech industry

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 so far has a devastating impact on the U.S. and many other state's economies. As all the affected countries are trying to stem the spread of the virus, life seems to be slowly grinding to a halt. This grind...

Tesla is halting production at Fremont factory in response to coronavirus

Tesla, the electric car maker, said that it is hanging on its production in its Fremont and New York factories from Monday, March 23, due to the growing pressure from the local health authorities to shut down to break off the spread of...

Amazon is hiring for 100,000 positions to support its services with an unprecedented increase in demand amid Coronavirus

Amazon plans to hire more than 100,000 workers to assist in online deliveries in the USA, the UK, and many countries in the EU. Besides hiring, Amazon announced it will increase pay, through April, in the USA by $2 per hour, 2 pounds...

Apple fined a record $1.2 billion by the French competition authority

Apple is fined for 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) on Monday by France's antitrust authority "Autorite de la concurrence" for being guilty of creating a cartel within its distribution network. Apple distributors, Tech Data and Ingram Micro were also sanctioned for 76.1 million...

Airbnb offering full refund as the lockdown continues to disrupt the travel plans

Airbnb - a San-Francisco based company that offers homestays or tourism experiences primarily - has announced a full refund policy for every reservation around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both hosts and guests can now cancel all of their bookings of till...

Google asks staff in North America to work from home

Google asks all of its North-American employees to work from home (WFH), due to COVID-19 - coronavirus - outbreak, if their workload and situation allow it. The company extended the permission, through a memo, until April 10. Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter have...

Facebook sues Namecheap for registering deceptive domains

Facebook, the social network company, has filed a lawsuit against Namecheap, a domain name registrar, and WhoisGuard, Namecheap's proxy service, in Arizona for alleged cybersquatting and registering deceiving domain names that allegedly infringed on Facebook's trademark.  Christen Dubois, Director and Associate General Counsel of...

Amazon employee tests positive for coronavirus – in Seattle and Italy

Amazon has confirmed an employee in Seattle is tested a positive coronavirus. "The employee went home feeling unwell on Tuesday, February 25 and has not entered Amazon offices since that time," an official email said. The online tech company, Amazon.com Inc, informed its staff at Amazon's...

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Apple iPhone 13 is becoming one of the hottest topics of discussion in the smartphone world. As the expected dates of an Apple event coming closer, we talk about what...