Alibaba Pledges $15.5 Billion to Support Chinese Government’s Common Prosperity Campaign

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced on Friday that it will provide 100 billion yuan ($15.5 billion) to support the common prosperity campaign of President Xi Jinping for China. In a press release, the company said that it will assign the …

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Danish Shipping Company Maersk Spends £1 Billion on ‘Carbon Neutral’ Container Ships

Danish shipping company Maersk on Tuesday has spent £1 billion ordering eight container vessels able to run on green methanol and traditional bunker fuel as it switches to carbon-neutral operations. Maersk said the investment can save more than 1m tons …

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Airbnb Offers Temporary Housing for 20,000 Afghan Refugees

Airbnb announced its plans to temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees who are trying to escape the Taliban takeover. “Today, Airbnb and Airbnb.org are announcing that Airbnb.org will provide temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees worldwide – the cost of which …

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Apple Asked to Stop Plans to Read Messages and Inspect Images on Devices

More than 90 policy and rights groups around the world have published an open letter on Thursday urging Apple to drop plans to read messages and scan images on devices. “While these capabilities are intended to protect children and reduce …

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Snopes Co-Founder Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Snopes co-founder and 50% stakeholder  David Mikkelson was found to have plagiarized numerous stories from other news outlets under a pseudonym. Mikkelson, who wrote under the name  “Jeff Zarronandia”  was found guilty of copying and plagiarizing several news articles and …

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Taiwan Tech Giants Foxconn, TMSC Reach $350 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Deal

Taiwanese tech giants Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC) have reached agreements to buy a total of 10 million COVID-19 vaccines from BioNTech to donate to the government. Foxconn and TMSC, which are both major suppliers to tech company …

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Mercedes-Benz USA Accidentally Exposes Personal Information of Nearly 1,000 Customers

Mercedes-Benz USA announced on Thursday that the sensitive personal information of at least 1,000 customers and potential buyers was unintentionally made accessible on a cloud storage platform. In a statement, the Georgia-based passenger car distributor announced the issue as part …

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NBC Refuses to Air Next Golden Globes Due to Ongoing Diversity Controversy

United States cable network NBC announced on May 10 that it will not air the Golden Globes next year due to the controversy on racial diversity and other ethical concerns. NBC said in a statement that it will not telecast …

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