18/05/2020

Business

Air France hopes to double destinations by July

Air France said Monday it hoped to double the number of cities it serves, including over 40 European destinations, by the end of June as nations begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions.

Consumer & Gadgets

First peek at Microsoft's Surface Duo smartphone

Details about Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Duo smartphone have been sparse since word of its existence was reported last fall. But the first specs have now been released.

Business

Indonesia planning 10% tax on foreign digital services

Indonesia will slap a 10 percent value-added tax on the digital offerings of foreign companies from July 1, the finance ministry said, a levy that could apply to internet giants such as Spotify and Netflix.

Business

US auto plants get back to work after COVID-19 halts

Two months after effectively freezing American auto manufacturing, Detroit's "Big Three" on Monday began to get back to business with masks, temperature checks and social distancing protocols to try to prevent coronavirus ...

Business

Uber says slashing jobs and trimming investment

Uber on Monday announced it is cutting a quarter of its global workforce and trimming investment to survive the financial hit to its business from the coronavirus pandemic.

Energy & Green Tech

Efficient, 'green' quantum-dot solar cells exploit defects

Novel quantum dot solar cells developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory match the efficiency of existing quantum-dot based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements that most solar cells of this type rely on.

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