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TietoEVRY, IBM drop arbitration cases, revamp co-operation deal

Nordic IT services house TietoEVRY said on Tuesday it had signed a new deal with IBM changing the scope and operating model of their co-operation and the companies dropping arbitration cases against each other.

Can Zoom turn popularity into profit?

The video conference company may have become ubiquitous during lockdowns but that has brought new challenges.

White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter

Other misinformation and misleading claims spread across Twitter on Sunday night and into Monday related to the protests.

Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 employees in California, and plans to hire in lower-cost U.S. cities

StitchFix CEO Katrina Lake said, "We have taken the very difficult decision to reduce the number of Stylists in our styling team in California, as we invest in our other styling hubs across the US"

Amazon sees strong demand for pepper spray and Black Lives Matter merchandise as protests rage

Amazon's Sports and Outdoors category showed pepper spray as the top-selling item, while a rechargeable taser was listed at No.44, illustrating that consumers are buying self-defense items amid protests that have turned violent in some areas of the country.

Matt Gaetz Tweet Gets Twitter Warning Label for Glorifying Violence

The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down.

Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom?

Being made redundant is rarely pleasant, but is it worse finding out via a video call?

Chinese telecom firms urge FCC not to block U.S. operations

Pacific Networks Corp and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to shut down its U.S. operations.

Bozoma Saint John says companies need to 'put their money where their mouth is'

Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John discussed what companies need to do next after releasing statements against racial injustice. "Of course talk is cheap."

ViacomCBS networks like MTV, Comedy Central air nearly 9 minutes of breathing to remember George Floyd

ViacomCBS' Entertainment & Youth Group networks, which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and more, will run nearly nine minutes of breathing sounds with the words "I can't breathe" Monday evening. The company said the video is meant to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Grindr removes 'ethnicity filter' after complaints

The LGBT app says it has a "zero-tolerance policy for racism" and will remove the filter.

Talkspace CEO says he's pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won't support a platform...

The company's CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can't move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence.

Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns

Italy on Monday released a contested mobile app to trace coronavirus infections in four regions before extending it to the whole country, despite widespread resistance from people concerned about invasion of privacy.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspending service in some cities due to curfews

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have suspended operations in some cities across the United States in an effort to comply with curfew orders placed during a weekend of protests.

Trump's push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

The Power of Bearing Witness

Connecting the world online feels essential in moments of history. Is it a package deal with all of the horribles?

Facebook employees stage 'virtual walkout' in protest of Trump's posts on looting

Facebook employees on Monday staged a "virtual walkout" in protest of the company's policies regarding recent posts by President Donald Trump.

Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts

While Twitter started labeling some of the president’s inflammatory posts, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.

Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over National Emergency Library

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online during the coronavirus outbreak.

Trump-appointed FCC commissioner says Twitter CEO is 'weaponizing' his business for his...

Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is "weaponizing" the company for "his own partisan political beliefs."

The big business of LGBTQ+ Pride, and how this year will be different as it goes virtual

With many Pride events moving to virtual platforms, many are wondering how the community will find the support it needs.

George Floyd: Anonymous hackers re-emerge amid US unrest

As the US is engulfed in civil unrest, the masked hackers are being credited with new action.

China's NetEase targets global expansion with $2.6 billion HK listing

Chinese online gaming firm NetEase plans to raise about $2.6 billion to fund expansion through its secondary listing which began on Monday, a term sheet seen by Reuters showed, marking Hong Kong's largest equity deal so far this year.

Must finish work on impact of U.S. sanctions before any Huawei update, says UK PM's spokesman

The first step for any decision on Chinese telecoms company Huawei is for Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to finish its work on the impact of U.S. sanctions, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

Facebook Inc and Snap Inc became the latest U.S. companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

Google delays Android 11 launch

The launch of the latest version of the Android operating system had been due to take place on Wednesday.

Trump's social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

Facebook staff are angry with Zuckerberg for leaving up controversial Trump post

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has angered several members of his team by failing to remove President Donald Trump's controversial post on George Floyd.

Canada's Suncor CEO sees electric vehicles disrupting oil demand as much as coronavirus

The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc's chief executive said on Monday.

George Floyd death: Jake Paul denies looting Arizona mall

The social media star told followers he was only at the protest to create content for his YouTube.