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TikTok owner ByteDance shuts down overseas news aggregator TopBuzz

TikTok owner ByteDance shuts down overseas news aggregator TopBuzz

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – ByteDance, owner of the global hit short-video app TikTok, has shut down its artificial-intelligence-based news aggregator TopBuzz, one of the company’s earliest products aimed at the global stage. “We’re proud of the work that we accomplished with TopBuzz, but (we) have determined that other areas of the business should be our priority [...]

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Australia fines Sony $2.4 million for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

Australia fines Sony $2.4 million for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

(Reuters) – A court has ruled that a unit of Japan’s Sony Corp broke the consumer law by denying customers refunds for faulty PlayStation games and ordered the company to pay a A$3.5 million ($2.4 million) fine, Australia’s consumer watchdog said. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had filed a lawsuit against Sony Interactive [...]

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Singapore plans a coronavirus contact tracing device for all to wear

Singapore plans a coronavirus contact tracing device for all to wear

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to soon launch a wearable device for novel coronavirus contact tracing that, if successful, it will distribute to all of its 5.7 million residents, the government said on Friday. The city-state has already developed the first-of-its-kind smartphone app to identify and alert people who have interacted with novel coronavirus carriers, [...]

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