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Uber moves to repair tainted image with 20 firings, 1 hiring
Uber, the world's leading ride-hailing company, has taken two big steps toward repairing its corporate image: It fired 20 employees for a host of harassment problems and hired an Apple marketing executive to rescue its tainted brand.
 
South Africa is officially in recession
South Africa's economy contracted in the first quarter of this year, pushing the continent's largest economy into its first recession since 2009, the official statistics agency reported Tuesday.
 
Shares of Taiwan-based metal casing supplier Catcher Technology Co. (可成) rose sharply Tuesday, outperforming the broader market, after the company reported on Monday an almost 20 percent month-on-month increase in sales for May.
 
Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals
Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers -- the latest test of the iPhone maker's ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals.
 
Polish taxi drivers protest growth of unlicensed drivers
Hundreds of taxi drivers in Poland's four largest cities drove at a crawl Monday blocking rush-hour traffic in a protest aimed at drawing the government's attention to the rising number of unlicensed drivers who offer transport services.
 
Hon Hai Precision Chairman Terry Gou confirmed that his company had secured the support of Apple and Amazon for its bid for Toshiba, foreign media reported.
 
Here's what it's like to attend Amazon's secretive shareholder meeting
Retail giant Amazon doesn't just own the largest online bookstore in the world, it's also the world's dominant cloud service provider, ahead of powerful rivals Microsoft and Google.
 
World Bank sees global economy growing 2.7 percent this year
The world economy will pick up speed this year and next, helped by steadier commodity prices and a pickup in global trade, the World Bank said Sunday.
 
Snapchat's 'Spectacles' go on sale in Europe
Snap, parent company of the mobile application Snapchat, said Friday that its Spectacles sunglasses, which have built-in cameras, have gone on sale in Europe.
 
Uber posts US$708 million loss and says finance head left
Uber posted a US$708 million loss in the most recent quarter and said its head of finance is leaving the company, the latest executive to depart in what has been a very tough year to date.
 
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