SoftBank-backed GetYourGuide lays off around 100 staff, creates alumni doc to help them find new jobs

Staff of online travel start-up ‘GetYourGuide’ working at the company’s headquarters in Berlin. Jens Kalaene | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON— GetYourGuide, the Berlin-headquartered activity booking start-up has laid off close to 100 staff as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the travel industry. The company was backed by SoftBank in […]

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Nvidia pledges to build Britain’s largest supercomputer following $40 billion bid for Arm

The University of Cambridge; the highest-ranked U.K. institution on the QS table. Oliver Benn | Getty Images LONDON — U.S. chipmaker Nvidia pledged Monday to build a £40 million ($52 million) supercomputer in Cambridge, England, weeks after announcing it intends to buy British rival Arm for $40 billion. The supercomputer — named “Cambridge-1” and intended […]

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Siemens Energy debuts in Frankfurt as CEO stresses need for ‘interim solutions’ in the sector

The logo of Siemens Energy pictured at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday, 28 September 2020, in Frankfurt, Germany. Frank Rumpenhorst | picture alliance | Getty Images The CEO of Siemens Energy outlined a vision for the newly-listed firm’s future on Monday, describing it as a “mirror of today’s energy world” and stressing the importance […]

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Twitter investigating racial bias after users noticed the platform sometimes prefers White faces

The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California. Mike Blake | Reuters LONDON – Twitter says it’s investigating why its picture-cropping algorithm sometimes prefers White faces to Black ones. The investigation comes after Twitter users noticed Black faces were less likely to be shown than White ones […]

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