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OnePlus lays off employees in Europe less than two weeks after OnePlus 8 launch

OnePlus launched its latest flagship phones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, less than two weeks ago, but the Chinese phone maker is now laying off employees in regional offices throughout Europe, as first reported by Engadget. The layoffs do not appear to be coronavirus-related, and in a blog post Saturday, Tuomas Lampen, head […]

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Amazon to impose new unpaid leave restrictions for warehouse workers starting May 1st

Amazon is changing its unpaid leave policies starting next month, according to a report from Bloomberg. On May 1st, hourly employees — a vast majority of which are among the company’s 250,000 or so warehouse workers who cannot work from home — must request an unpaid leave of absence to continue staying home if they […]

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Uber faces criticism for stopping food deliveries to low-income neighborhood in San Francisco

Uber has informed residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island neighborhood it will no longer make Uber Eats deliveries to the area because of new city regulations temporarily capping delivery commissions. Uber says the regulations limit the company’s “ability to cover operational costs.” But San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney has criticized Uber for its approach, saying […]

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Amazon restricted from selling non-essential items in France after it loses court appeal

Amazon has lost its appeal of a French court ruling that requires the company to temporarily stop delivering nonessential items in France or face hefty fines, the New York Times reported. The Versailles Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court ruling that led the e-commerce company to close six of its fulfillment centers in France and […]

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This weekend, save on Google Nest’s Hello video doorbell and the 15-inch MacBook Pro

The Google Nest Hello wired video doorbell is down to $170 at Daily Steals. Currently, Google sells this home security device for $199, so you’re getting a solid $30 discount on a brand-new model. If you want to fit your home with one of these, first make sure you have existing wiring to hook up […]

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China reportedly orders TikTok owner ByteDance to remove Feishu workplace app

The Chinese government has ordered ByteDance to take down its Feishu workplace messaging tool from app stores in China for a month because it let users access posts from Facebook and Twitter, which are banned in the country, Bloomberg reported. ByteDance, which also operates the social media app TikTok, developed Feishu as an internal app, […]

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Coursera to give unemployed workers free access to 3,800 online courses

Online learning platform Coursera will make 3,800 of its courses available for free to people unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gizmodo reported. The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative is part of its Coursera for Government training program for government employees. The goal of the initiative is to help workers develop skills to become re-employed, according […]