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Uber Ordered to Pay a Blind Passenger $1.1 Million – Why?
Apr03

Uber Ordered to Pay a Blind Passenger $1.1 Million – Why?

An arbitrator ruled that Uber’s drivers didn’t prevent discrimination.  www.quotecatalog.com Uber, a rideshare company, is responsible if its drivers are negligent while driving. But is Uber responsible if its drivers deny rides for a blind woman?  Uber Drivers are Independent Contractors  The arbitrator believes that Uber is responsible for its drivers, even though they are independent contractors.  And this case about a...

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Microsoft Cloud Services Down Again: A DNS Issue?
Apr02

Microsoft Cloud Services Down Again: A DNS Issue?

A couple of weeks after, the Microsoft outage happens again.  Two weeks ago, several cloud-based Microsoft products encountered issues because of an Azure Active Directory problem. Users couldn’t access Microsoft Teams. But the issue didn’t just affect Teams but it also affected Xbox Live, Exchange Online, and Office, among others.  The problem was only fixed a few hours after.  Another Microsoft Outage  Once again,...

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Periscope is no longer available on the Play Store– bye bye Periscope
Mar31

Periscope is no longer available on the Play Store– bye bye Periscope

Image Credit: TechCrunch Periscope has been removed from the Play Store, which does not come as shock to many. Twitter had already announced that the livestreaming app would sunset this day. The last time I checked, it was no longer listed among the apps when I searched with the keyword. Launched six years ago, most of the features will no longer be available for users. What that means is that people will no longer be able to download...

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Uber London Adds All-Electric Vehicles to the List of Ride Options
Mar29

Uber London Adds All-Electric Vehicles to the List of Ride Options

Uber London adds “green” options to help fight climate change.  Electric cars are a green option. In London, it has nearly 6,000 charging points intended for electric vehicles. The move to electric cars can help people in staying away from petrol and diesel cars to fight against air pollution issue in the city.  And to bolster its efforts to battle air pollution, Uber London adds a new feature that lets its customers choose electric...

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New York Launches the First Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Passports in the US
Mar29

New York Launches the First Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Passports in the US

Whether you like it or not, digital vaccination passport has become a reality in the US.   The state of New York introduced a digital Excelsior Pass. Residents can use it to prove that they received COVID-19 vaccine shots.  It can also provide evidence that you’ve been tested negative for this infection.  This digital COVID-19 passport can be used with your phone’s virtual wallet. Or you can print out a QR code that you...

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Tencent Music Reveals Its Biggest Ever Buyback Program
Mar29

Tencent Music Reveals Its Biggest Ever Buyback Program

Tencent Music is planning to buy back up to $1 billion worth of shares.  https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/02/12/tencent-music-morgan-stanley-investment/ On Sunday, Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced its repurchase plan worth $1 billion. This is the company’s biggest offer.  Tencent Music announced it days after the US securities regulator started taking steps to implement stricter financial oversight of...

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