Consumer & Gadgets

Apple powers up iPads after pandemic-fueled surge

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new lineup of powered-up iPads including some with 5G connectivity, responding to surging interest in tablets and home-based work and play during the pandemic.

Business

Cryptocurrency derivatives markets are booming: study

Markets for cryptocurrency derivatives—contractual side-bets on the future price of cryptocurrencies—have exploded in recent years. On a busy day, over $100 billion in these derivatives are traded, rivaling the daily ...

Business

Microsoft pledges to store European cloud data in EU

US tech giant Microsoft pledged Thursday to process and store all European cloud-based client data in the European Union amid unease in the region over the reach of US legislation on personal data collection.

Business

Google says 20% of workers will be remote, many more hybrid

Google says it expects about 20% of its workforce to still work remotely after its offices reopen this fall, while some 60% will work a hybrid schedule that includes about three days in the office and two days "wherever they ...

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Nintendo logs record pandemic profit but outlook cautious

Nintendo reported a record annual profit Thursday after virus lockdowns caused sales of its blockbuster Switch console to soar, but the Japanese gaming giant warned that its bumper pandemic year would be hard to repeat.

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PayPal earnings soar on e-commerce boom

PayPal on Wednesday reported record quarterly profit as the online financial transactions service benefited from an e-commerce trend boosted by the pandemic.

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