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

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

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

Japan opens biggest esports park to level up competitive gaming

Japan opens biggest esports park to level up competitive gaming

TOKYO, April 20 (Reuters) – Japan’s largest esports park opened on Wednesday, with proponents hoping it will help transform the country behind video game classics such as Super Mario and Zelda into a champion that can take on China in competitive gaming. “Japan’s esports market is growing but still distant compared to overseas. We hope … Read more

UK watchdog closes online gaming probe as Sony, Nintendo make pledges

UK watchdog closes online gaming probe as Sony, Nintendo make pledges

April 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator has secured pledges from Japan’s Sony (6758.T) and Nintendo (7974.T) over the subscription renewal rules for their online gaming services, bringing to an end a three-year probe into the sector . The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had kicked off the investigation into Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft … Read more

US FBI says it disrupted Russian hackers

US FBI says it disrupted Russian hackers

FBI headquarters building is seen in Washington, US, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has wrested control of thousands of routers and firewall appliances away from Russian military hackers by hijacking the same infrastructure … Read more

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

GameStop seeks share split amid renewed meme-stock hype

A GameStop store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 31 (Reuters) – Video game retailer GameStop Corp (GME.N) said on Thursday it would seek shareholder approval for a stock split, aiming to … Read more

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

OAKLAND, Calif., March 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) President Brad Smith wrote to Ukraine’s leader this month with a clear message: despite Kyiv’s calls for it to sever all ties with Russia, the US software behemoth would continue doing business in the country with non-sanctioned clients, including schools and hospitals. “Depriving these institutions of … Read more