Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record 3.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

iPhone 12 phones are seen at the new Apple Store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California, US, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) will have to change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries … Read more

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and … Read more

Exclusive: EU deal on single mobile charging port likely June 7 in setback for Apple

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

BRUSSELS, June 3 (Reuters) – EU countries and EU lawmakers are set to agree on a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones on June 7 when they meet to discuss a proposal that has been fiercely criticized by Apple (AAPL.O ), people familiar with the matter said. The proposal for a single … Read more

Morning Bid: Something’s off | Reuters

Morning Bid: Something’s off |  Reuters

Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, US, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. It’s the final day of trading … Read more

Your phone number on Google? Search giant now takes removal demands

Your phone number on Google?  Search giant now takes removal demands

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has begun entertaining people’s requests to remove search results containing their home addresses, phone numbers and email accounts, the latest shift in its stance between personal privacy and access to information. The world’s most used internet search tool said on Wednesday that the expansion of … Read more

Ackman gives up on Netflix, taking $400 mln loss as shares tumble

Ackman gives up on Netflix, taking 0 mln loss as shares tumble

April 20 (Reuters) – Billionaire investor William Ackman liquidated a $1.1 billion bet on Netflix (NFLX.O) on Wednesday, locking in a loss of more than $400 million as the streaming service’s stock plunged following news that it lost subscribers for the first time in a decade. Ackman’s hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management made an … Read more