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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...

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...

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...

Foxconn expects to bring workers back to work by the end of March

Foxconn is bringing its workers back to work to resume the normal production in China by the end of March. More than half of the workforce has already started working following the coronavirus outbreak.  The Taiwanese firm, Foxconn, stopped and postponed the production due...

Toyota invests $400 million in Pony.ai for Level 4 autonomous cars

Pony.ai, an autonomous driving startup based in China, has received a total of $462 million in the latest funding round, led by Toyota Motor Corporation. The largest Japanese automaker has funded $400 million into Pony.ai, followed by Sequoia, KUNLUN, IDG Captial, and ClearVue Partners. The...

Snap announces the third cohort of Yellow Accelerator Program

Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, has launched the third cohort of its Yellow accelerator program. The program, debuted in 2018, was started to bring in creative minds and entrepreneurs to build great media companies for the next generation.  The main aim of...

MWC 2020 is canceled as tech companies back off over coronavirus

MWC 2020 organizers, GSMA, announced that the Mobile World Conference is not going to happen this year. After that, several tech companies declared they would not be attending the annual trade show due to coronavirus, the association has officially canceled the show on Feb 12. GSMA...

Companies are pulling out of MWC 2020 amid coronavirus concern

Earlier this month, many telecom and tech companies dropped their plans to exhibit in the Mobile World Congress, which is going to be held in Barcelona. The drop out lists continues to long as the fear of coronavirus outbreak by the GSMA. However, the...

Samsung S20 new leaks: 180MP camera, 120hz display, 12GB ram

Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S20 and S20+ are releasing with a 64MP shooter for 8K videos and a 12-megapixel Sony-manufactured sensor. The leaks specification of Samsung Galaxy S20 persists on spreading as Samsung has confirmed for the Unpacked launch of S20 on 11th February...

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Samsung has expanded the rollout of Android 12-based One UI 4 to the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2 phones. The rollout arrives on the back...