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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit as metaverse race gathers steam – sources

Tencent forms 'extended reality' unit as metaverse race gathers steam - sources

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) announced to its staff on Monday the official …

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Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into Internet meme

Exxon exodus turns floating 'cube' into Internet meme

HOUSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil’s trophy US campus is becoming an Internet meme. The visually stunning complex, sometimes compared to Apple’s ring and Alphabet’s Googleplex campuses, opened in 2014 as Exxon stood atop of the global oil market. Its centerpiece is a giant cube that appears to float above the office and research …

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At avatar fashion store, Meta to sell virtual clothes for real money

At avatar fashion store, Meta to sell virtual clothes for real money

A logo of Meta Platforms Inc. is seen at its booth, at the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups, at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 17 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms (META.O) is launching …

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines – document

Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines - document

BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc unites Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. The European Commission …

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US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the US has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as apart of its escalating attacks on Ukraine. The commitment, called the …

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Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) will revise its licensing deals and make it easier for cloud service providers to compete, its president Brad Smith said on Wednesday, as the US software giant sought to dodge a lengthy EU antitrust probe into its cloud computing business. Microsoft was fined 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) …

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UK plans to probe Apple, Google’s mobile browser dominance

UK plans to probe Apple, Google's mobile browser dominance

LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s competition watchdog said it was planning to investigate the market dominance of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google’s mobile browsers, as well as the iPhone maker’s restrictions on cloud gaming through its app store. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday it was also taking enforcement action against …

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Intel freezes hiring in PC chip division for at least two weeks

Intel freezes hiring in PC chip division for at least two weeks

The Intel Corporation logo is seen at a temporary office during the World Economic Forum 2022 (WEF) in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 8 (Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) has frozen hiring in the division responsible for PC desktop …

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Russia down satellite internet in Ukraine -Western officials

Russia down satellite internet in Ukraine -Western officials

US: Russian hack aimed at disrupting Ukrainian communications UK: Hack was ‘deliberate and malicious’ EU: Attack on Viasat caused ‘indiscriminate’ outages Russia routinely denies it carries out cyberattacks NEWPORT, Wales, May 10 (Reuters) – Russia was behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network that took tens of thousands of modems offline at the …

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Safaricom’s M-Pesa, Visa offer virtual card for global transactions

Safaricom's M-Pesa, Visa offer virtual card for global transactions

NANYUKI, Kenya, June 2 (Reuters) – M-Pesa, the mobile phone-based African money transfer service owned by Kenya’s Safaricom Plc (SCOM.NR), and Visa Inc (VN) launched a virtual payment card on Thursday in a bid to capture some of the continent’s $40 billion-a-year subscriptions market. The M-Pesa Global Pay Visa Virtual card will allow users to …

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