Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into internet meme

Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into internet meme

HOUSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil’s trophy US campus is becoming an internet meme. The visually stunning complex, sometimes compared to Apple’s Ring and Alphabet’s Googleplex campuses, opened in 2014 as Exxon stood atop the global oil market. Its centerpiece is a giant cube that appears to float above the office and research center. … Read more

KDDI aims to restore service on Sunday after 40 million users affected

KDDI aims to restore service on Sunday after 40 million users affected

A man wearing a protective face mask takes a photo with his mobile phone at midday at Shibuya Crossing during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, July 3 (Reuters) – Japanese mobile operator KDDI Corp (9433.T) said it … Read more

EXCLUSIVE meta girds for ‘fierce’ headwinds, slower growth in second half – memo

EXCLUSIVE meta girds for ‘fierce’ headwinds, slower growth in second half – memo

June 30 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc, owner of Facebook (META.O) is bracing for a leaner second half as it faces macroeconomic pressures and data privacy breaches from its advertising business, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. The company needs to “prioritize more ruthlessly” and “operate leaner, meaner, better-executed teams,” chief … Read more

It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more

Japan May retail sales rise faster than expected as COVID restrictions ease

Japan May retail sales rise faster than expected as COVID restrictions ease

Retail sales in May increased by 3.6% year on year against f’cast + 3.3% Retail sales increase by 0.6% m/m seasonally adjusted Consumers Optimistic About Borderless ‘Golden Week’ Holiday Season Consumption supports Q2 GDP rebound, inflation risks loom June consumer confidence at lowest since January 2021 TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Japanese retail sales rose … Read more

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

A man holds a laptop computer as cybercode is projected onto him in this illustrative photo taken May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Reuters) – Hacking tools from an Italian company have been used to spy on Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and Android smartphones … Read more