CALIFORNIA, Feb 20: Alphabet Inc’s Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell on Friday, they both said, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru.

Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, will accept as payment soon

Published On: February 9, 2021 09:20 AM NPT By: Associated Press

SILVER SPRING, Feb 9: Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a brand new electric car.

NEW JERSEY, Jan 29: Johnson & Johnson on Friday said its single-dose vaccine was 72% effective in preventing COVID-19 in the United States but a lower rate of 66% was observed globally in the large trial conducted across three continents and against multiple variants.

Timeline: Major events in Samsung leader Jay Y. Lee's bribery case

Published On: January 18, 2021 12:13 PM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Jan 18: The Seoul High Court on Monday sentenced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison for bribery.

SEOUL, Jan 6: The Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) has successfully completed a technical test of the self-proclaimed world’s fastest train.

SYDNEY, Dec 24: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has removed the page of Australian celebrity chef turned conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the tech giant’s latest move to police false content about the pandemic.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19: Malaysia said on Saturday it has secured coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC, on the heels of news it will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in February as it grapples with a surge in infections.

Trucks with first COVID-19 vaccine in US get ready to roll

Published On: December 13, 2020 01:30 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON DC, Dec 13: The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States were set to pull out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation’s coronavirus outbreak destined to reach states a day later.

AstraZeneca to buy Alexion for $39 billion to expand in immunology

Published On: December 12, 2020 08:25 PM NPT By: Republica

LONDON, Dec 12: Britain’s AstraZeneca has agreed to buy U.S. drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals for $39 billion in cash and shares to bolster its positions in immunology and rare diseases.

Facebook says some users facing issues with Messenger, Instagram

Published On: December 10, 2020 07:04 PM NPT By: Reuters

CALIFORNIA, Dec 10: Facebook Inc said on Thursday some users were facing issues while sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and its office collaboration service Workplace.