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By in Business on September 12, 2020
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Ford unveils new self-driving test vehicle for 2022 launch
October 20, 2020
Ford plans to launch its self-driving commercial business in 2022 with vehicles based on the Ford Escape Hybrid crossover, the company announced Tuesday.
Covid is accelerating across the globe as U.S. and Europe head into flu season
October 20, 2020
The pandemic is accelerating with U.S. cases climbing and at least 10 other countries now reporting record highs in average daily new cases.
China's billionaires see biggest gains ever, adding more than $1.5 trillion to their fortunes
October 20, 2020
China minted 257 billionaires over the past year, bringing the total to 878, according to the Hurun Rich List 2020, which tracks wealth in China.
Impossible Foods looks to hire more than 100 scientists in quest for dairy-free milk and meat alternatives
October 20, 2020
Impossible Foods plans to hire more than 100 scientists to double the size of its research and development team and accelerate its product development.

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Quibi apps arrive on Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV
October 21, 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Quibi, the troubled streaming service focused on “quick bites” of mobile-first content, has just launched apps for Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. The company quietly announced the change in an updated support article.

These apps follow Quibi’s ongoing attempts to get more eyes on its content after launching as a mobile-only app. The company first made content more shareable in May, and followed that soon after with AirPlay and Chromecast support.

Unfortunately for Quibi, these changes to the initial mobile-first strategy may have come too late. A new report in The Information claims that co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has attempted to sell Quibi’s programming to Facebook and NBCUniversal while telling...

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Facebook moderators in India were pressured to return to the office despite COVID-19 concerns
October 20, 2020
Illustration by William Joel / T

Facebook moderators located in India were pressured by their employer, third-party contracting firm Genpact, to return to the office despite safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from nonprofit publication Rest of World.

Genpact, one of many firms Facebook outsources moderation to around the world, employs roughly 1,600 moderators in India, where employees analyze offensive and disturbing content posted in large volumes to Facebook’s platforms for potential rule violations. The company was pressuring employees to return to its offices in Hyderabad as early as July, Rest of World reports, with Genpact claiming key parts of its moderation services had to be performed in the office due to privacy issues and...

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