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

Elon Musk sued for $258 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

Elon Musk sued for 8 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and space tourism company … 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

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – Consumer advocates on Thursday urged US regulators to investigate video game maker Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O) for what they say was the misleading use of a digital “loot box” that “aggressively” urges players to spend more money while playing a popular soccer game. The groups Fairplay, Center for Digital Democracy … Read more

Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and current chair of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), gives a news conference on the sidelines during the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Yana Paskova/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more