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Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing and tracing, recommend digital app

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc...

Philippine lawmaker proposes tax targeting tech giants to fund virus fight

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine lawmaker has introduced a bill in parliament aimed at taxing big tech firms such as Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and...

University of Alabama to push contact tracing app, require online health...

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The University of Alabama will require students and staff returning to its three campuses in the coming months to submit...

Canada's Shopify CEO says era of 'office centricity is over; most...

(Reuters) - The CEO of Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO) declared on Thursday the end of “office centricity” and decided to keep company...

Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge...

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet...

Apple-Google contact tracing tech launches, with 23 countries seeking access

FILE PHOTO: 3D printed coronavirus model and Google logo are placed near an Apple Macbook Pro in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado...

Google Cloud secures U.S. defense department contract

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud...

A City Locks Down to Fight Coronavirus, but Robots Come and...

If any place was prepared for quarantine, it was Milton Keynes. Two years before the pandemic, a start-up called Starship Technologies deployed a fleet...

Elderly home turns to wearables for contact tracing, sidestepping Apple-Google limits

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - When a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas suspected a nurse may have caught the novel coronavirus this month, it...

Creative Teaching Spanish Basic Skills, 5-Chart Pack (Colors, Alphabet, Geometry)

Price: (as of - Details) Includes 1 each of: CTP 5787 Los colors CTP 5788 Las figures geometrics CTP 5789 Los dais de...

Automated delivery cashes in on pandemic-driven demand

(Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis is accelerating a shift in the world of autonomous cars toward delivering packages instead of people, as big players...

U.S. funds rush to tech companies and battered energy stocks in...

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prominent U.S. fund managers piled into big-name technology stocks and bottom-fished in the beaten-down energy sector as markets reeled from...

Exclusive: India watchdog reviewing antitrust allegations against Facebook's WhatsApp – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s antitrust watchdog is looking into allegations that Facebook’s WhatsApp is abusing its dominant position by offering payment services to...

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its...

U.S. state attorneys general likely to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google...

(Reuters) - A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and...

Using Tech to Teach — Smartly

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Many teachers, children and caregivers who have...

Indonesia to impose VAT on streaming, other digital services from July

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will require big internet companies to pay value-added taxes (VAT) on sales of digital products and services from July as...

EU urges voluntary use of virus-tracing apps to speed recovery from...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU governments on Wednesday to use COVID-19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of...

This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

SAN FRANCISCO — Tech companies once promised that fully functional, self-driving cars would be on the road by 2020 and on the path to...

Breaking the Ramadan Fast in Quarantine

For many Muslim families, Ramadan is one of the most social months of the year.In the United States, mosques host large meals, catered by...

NYC Mayor de Blasio's daughter arrested during Saturday night protests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara de Blasio, was arrested Saturday night during the citywide protests over the death of George...