Tech giants form metaverse standards body without Apple

META, MICROSOFT and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development of industry standards that would make the companies’ nascent digital worlds compatible with each other.

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

By Akriti Sharma and Hyunjoo Jin
Former Tesla Inc TSLA.O employees have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a "mass layoff"...

In call with Twitter staff, Elon Musk muses on space aliens, company’s future

Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time on Thursday, expressing his view that Twitter would need to cut its headcount, but offering...

Firms must upskill workers, invest in technology to grow

COMPANIES must upskill workers, invest in technologies and cultivate empathy in the workplace to grow amid a hybrid work setup, HP Philippines Managing Director Christian Reyes said.

Powering sustainable digital transformation in the country through use of edge computing

By Carlos Reyes
AS IT MOVES towards a new economic frontier, the Philippines is accelerating its digital transformation and promoting digital readiness guided by its national initiatives.

Crypto contagion fears spread after Celsius Network freezes withdrawals

By Tom Wilson, Hannah Lang and Elizabeth Howcroft
WASHINGTON - Bitcoin fell as much as 14% on Monday after major US cryptocurrency lending company Celsius Network froze withdrawals and transfers citing "extreme" market conditions, in the latest sign of the financial market...

vivo X80 series available for pre-order

SMARTPHONE brand vivo launched on Thursday the vivo X80, the latest addition to its premium flagship smartphone category. Co-engineered with optics manufacturer Zeiss, vivo said...

Banks to enter the metaverse

CUSTOMERS expect instant gratification from services, be it in finance or other sectors. Because service delivery mechanisms are changing, finance is moving towards a 24/7 model, and the metaverse is going be a part of it, said an expert at IBM’s “The Future of Finance” forum.

French smartphone brand Wiko now in the Philippines

FRENCH smartphone brand Wiko Mobile is now in the Philippines and last week launched the Wiko T50 to mark its entry into the market.

Quantum computing solves what classical computing can’t

What’s the next big thing in technology after artificial intelligence and the cloud? The nascent field of quantum computing. 

Australian regulator sues Airbnb for allegedly misleading customers on pricing

Australia's competition regulator on Wednesday said it had initiated proceedings against Airbnb Inc ABNB.O in the country's Federal Court for allegedly misleading consumers on pricing for accommodation in the country. Between January, 2018 and August, 2021,...

Apple dives deeper into autos with software for car dashboard

By Stephen Nellis
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc AAPL.O on Monday announced it would more deeply integrate its software into the core driving systems of cars, while the iPhone maker rolled out a slew of...
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