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TikTok and Apple decline to testify over China

TikTok and Apple decline to testify over China

Both TikTok and Apple have declined to testify to US Congress in a hearing, about their ties to China Tuesday‘s hearing is designed to explore the relationships the US-based technology industry has with China and whether there are national security issues as a result. TikTok said it was unable to send a suitable delegate “on short notice” but was committed […]

Microsoft four-day work week ‘boosts productivity‘

Microsoft four-day work week ‘boosts productivity‘

Microsoft Japan said sales had been boosted by nearly 40% during an experiment in which staff worked a four-day week on full pay. Offices were closed on every Friday of August 2019 and full-time staff were given “special leave”, which was paid. Meetings were restricted to a maximum of 30 minutes and online discussions were encouraged as an alternative to […]

AI milestone for esports video games

AI milestone for esports video games

DeepMind says it has created the first artificial intelligence to reach the top league of one of the most popular esport video games. AI challenge than chess and other board games, in part because opponents‘ pieces were often hidden from view. Publication in the peer-reviewed journal Nature allows the London-based lab to claim a new milestone. But some pro-gamers have […]

Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019‘s tech?

Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019‘s tech?

It‘s November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has dwindled, and humans face a new threat from manufactured biological robots gone rogue… Back in 1982, this is how Blade Runner director Ridley Scott imagined the world would be. Thirty-seven years after the film was released, how accurate were its predictions about how technology […]

No-one understood our idea, but now it‘s worth over $1bn

No-one understood our idea, but now it‘s worth over $1bn

The ‘s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Howie Liu, the founder and chief executive of the fast-growing spreadsheet start-up AirTable. Silicon Valley boss Howard Liu is sitting, he believes, on an idea that could earn tens of billions of dollars. And with any luck, he tells the , […]