- September 9, 2021
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(Reuters) – American Express Co on Thursday again delayed a return to the office for its U.S. employees due to the fast-spreading Delta variant, setting Jan. 24 as the target date at the earliest.
The variant has driven a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases around the globe, forcing businesses to reconsider their return plans and mandate vaccinations and masks for employees working from the office.
American Express, which had earlier this year delayed its return to office plans until mid-October, said it was giving more flexible work options to its employees globally including virtual arrangements.
The company expects most employees to be working in a hybrid scenario, based on a survey that showed it was preferred by a majority of its workers.
(Reporting by Sohini Podder in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)
"Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we've decided against attempting to forecast a new date for a full reopening of our U.S. work sites in favor of opening U.S. work sites as soon as we're able to do so safely based on public health guidance," Microsoft said https://bit.ly/2X34nlh in a blog post. Microsoft had earlier said it would open its Redmond headquarters as well as other U.S. offices on Oct. 4.
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Sky-high valuations and signs that the flood of cheap cash washing around financial markets may be subsiding suggest the record-breaking run in shares is about to hit the buffers. Banks including BofA, Morgan Stanley, Citi and Credit Suisse this week told clients to trim exposure to stocks. Morgan Stanley is cautious on U.S. stocks and high-growth market segments that are very sensitive to rising interest rates, all the more so given September is a month when shares have typically tended to underperform.
The bullish outlook for bitcoin prices remains intact despite a recent sell-off, argues one industry insider on Yahoo Finance Live.
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles. The glasses, which were created in partnership with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica, allow wearers to listen to music, take calls or capture photos and short videos and share them across Facebook's services using a companion app. Facebook said the glasses line, called "Ray-Ban Stories," would start at $299.
Voyager Digital Ltd. ("Voyager" or the "Company") (TSX: VOYG) (OTCQX: VYGVF) (FRA: UCD2) the fastest-growing, publicly traded cryptocurrency platform in the United States, announced a market-leading partnership with four-time Super Bowl champion and the greatest tight end in history, Rob Gronkowski (Gronk). Gronk will become a brand ambassador, Voyager shareholder, and holder of the Voyager Token, VGX, which recently completed one of the largest token swaps in history and powers the Voyager Loya
El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele wants to fan enthusiasm for bitcoin, and he's borrowing the language of social-media influencers like Elon Musk and WallStreetBets traders to do so.
The company has developed another chip for video transcoding to improve the experience of watching recorded and live-streamed videos on its apps, according to the report. Facebook's move comes as major technology firms, including Apple Inc Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, are increasingly ditching traditional silicon providers to design their own chips to save up on costs and boost performance. In a 2019 blog https://engineering.fb.com/2019/03/14/data-center-engineering/accelerating-infrastructure, Facebook said it was building custom chip designs specially meant to handle AI inference and video transcoding to improve performance, power and efficiency of its infrastructure, which at that time served 2.7 billion people across all its platforms.
JD.com is China's second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba in terms of transaction volume, offering a wide selection of authentic products at competitive prices, with speedy and reliable delivery. The company has built its own nationwide fulfilment infrastructure and last-mile delivery network, staffed by its own employees, which supports both its online direct sales, its online marketplace and omnichannel businesses. JD.com launched its online marketplace business in 2010.
A set of 107 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) representing images of cartoon apes sold for $24.4 million in an online sale at Sotheby's auction house on Thursday, as the market for the niche crypto asset continues to heat up. The images were part of the "Bored Ape Yacht Club" collection of NFTs – a set of 10,000 computer-generated cartoon apes, made by the U.S.-based company Yuga Labs. Owners of the ape NFTs become members of an online club.
Piper Rockelle, 14, is in the middle of a controversy after Pink accused her family of exploiting her for Instagram likes.
A new cryptocurrency research team at Standard Chartered has predicted bitcoin will double in value and hit $100,000 by early next year and that it could be worth as much as $175,000 longer-term. The bank also said it "structurally" valued Ethereum, the second-most traded crypto asset, at $26,000-$35,000 although to reach that level bitcoin would have to be near $175,000. "As a medium of exchange, bitcoin may become the dominant peer-to-peer payment method for the global unbanked in a future cashless world," Standard Chartered's new crypto research unit headed by Geoffrey Kendrick who is also the global head of its emerging market currency research said in a note sent to clients on Tuesday.
Shares of this tech stock have obliterated the market this year — and there's likely more upside to come.
USA TODAY examines the aspirations and anxieties of young Americans as some turn to social media for investment advice despite potential schemes.
(Bloomberg) — U.S. antitrust officials made public for the first time the data they’re using to bolster their case that Facebook Inc. has monopoly power over social networking.The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday revealed figures that it said shows Facebook is far and away the most dominant company in the market. The numbers had been redacted in an earlier complaint. From September 2012 through December 2020, Facebook’s share of time spent by users of social media apps in the U.S. has aver
Facebook and iconic eyewear brand Ray-Ban on Thursday launched their new smart glasses, the latest effort in a tricky, niche market but which the social media giant sees as a step toward its future.
The wider world of employment has seen a huge shift in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Looking for a job, finding someone to fill a role, or simply developing professionally are just not the same as they used to be for many of us. It's launching a new Learning Hub aimed at organizations to provide professional development and other training to employees.
Google stock is getting a boost from paid subscriptions for YouTube's video and music services as ad revenue benefits from connected TV.
GoDaddy, the company empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online, has partnered with Main Street America (MSA), an organization dedic…
Seven years after the ill-fated Google Glass, and five years after Snap rolled out Spectacles, another tech giant is trying its hand at internet-connected smart glasses, hoping that this time around things might be different and people will actually wear them. The thing is, it's Facebook. Hoping to give its specs a boost, Facebook is putting its tech in Ray-Bans in a partnership with the European company EssilorLuxottica.