Amazon bets big on India with mega-office

[ad_1] Amazon’s new Indian headquarters opens as it makes a push into the vast market of 1.3 billion people, but where is faces stiff competition With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes for its more than 15,000 employees, Amazon’s new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally, matches its ambitions in a […]

Motorbike taxi apps jostle for trade on crowded Lagos roads

[ad_1] Room for one more? A traditional motorcycle taxi on Lagos roads—overladen and not a crash helmet in sight Banker Yemi Adegbola used to leave his home in Lagos before 4 am each day, but would still arrive late to work because of the notorious traffic in Nigeria’s biggest city. Now he says he has […]

Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

[ad_1] Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during a product launch event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California Apple set launch dates Tuesday for its original video offering, Apple TV+, and its game subscription service as the tech giant ramped up efforts to reduce its dependence on the iPhone. The TV+ service will launch […]

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term—and more power

[ad_1] European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager talks to journalists outside of the EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The incoming president of the European Union’s powerful executive arm nominated Denmark’s Margrethe Vestager to the position of EU Commissioner for a Europe Fit For the Digital Age. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) The European Union’s […]

Spain's Telefonica offers voluntary redundancy to 5,000 staff

[ad_1] Telefonica said its redundancy plan is part of its effort to adapt its workforce “to the needs of future challenges” Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica said Tuesday it had offered a voluntary redundancy plan for roughly 5,000 workers in Spain over 53 years old—one fifth of its staff there. The plan will cost Telefonica 1.6 […]

Boeing deliveries fall again in August

[ad_1] Boeing’s deliveries plummeted again in August due to the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX following two deadly crashes Boeing experienced another big drop in plane deliveries in August, the company reported Tuesday, as the months-long grounding of the 737 MAX continues to hit the aerospace giant. Boeing delivered just 18 planes last month, […]

Antitrust probe against Google launched by nearly all US states

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The top prosecutors for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday launched an official investigation into Google, as the tech giant faces claims that it violates antitrust law and engages in monopolistic practices. Google “dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet,” Texas Attorney General […]

nearly all 50 US states

[ad_1] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, from left, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine and Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, walk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia said Monday it is investigating […]

British Airways pilots' strike enters second day

[ad_1] BA says sorry to 200,000 passengers A landmark strike by British Airways pilots entered its second day on Tuesday with more travel chaos—and no end in sight to the long-running dispute over pay. BA has decided to cancel almost all its flights for the second day in a row, it announced in a statement […]

14 bids emerge for stricken French airline, but none 'feasible'

[ad_1] Aigle Azur employees rallied outside the French Transport Ministry in Paris on Monday, urging the government to help safeguard their jobs France’s Aigle Azur airline has received 14 takeover bids as it seeks to stave off a collapse that would put its 1,150 employees out of work, but it said all would have to […]