Category: Business

Google’s new rules clamp down on discriminatory housing, job ads

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Thursday it was tackling unlawful discrimination by barring housing, employment and credit ads from being targeted to its users based on their postal code, gender, age, parental status or marital status. The new policy, which will take effect by the end of the year in the United States and […]

U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the firm said it had suspended user accounts to meet demands from Beijing. The California-based firm has come under heavy scrutiny after three U.S. and Hong Kong-based activists said their accounts had been suspended […]

Taco Bell parent Yum sues Grubhub for alleged violation of delivery deal

Taco Bell parent Yum Brands Inc sued Grubhub Inc on Thursday for allegedly violating a delivery contract, a day after Europe’s Just Eat agreed to buy the U.S. food delivery company for $7.3 billion. Yum invested about $200 million in Grubhub in 2018 and struck a partnership to deliver food from thousands of its […]

BA, easyJet and Ryanair fight British quarantine with legal action

British Airways, easyJet (EZJ.L) and Ryanair (RYA.I) said on Friday they have begun legal action against the British government’s quarantine policy in a bid to overturn what they see as overly strict rules. All three airlines had hoped to resume regular flights after air travel came to a total standstill during the coronavirus pandemic, leading […]

Microsoft bans face-recognition sales to police as Big Tech reacts to protests

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Thursday it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition technology to police, making it the latest big firm to back away from the business following protests against law enforcement brutality and bias. The announcement came shortly after rival Inc (AMZN.O) declared it was pausing police use of its […]

Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18

U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source content, three sources said, in a move that would expand a relationship between the two sides. Under the partnership, Network18 affiliates – which include its joint venture with ViacomCBS, […]

Scrub that: Pandemic forces ship owners to shelve anti-pollution gear

Ship owners are postponing or cancelling the installation of “scrubbers” that extract harmful sulphur emissions from their vessels as the coronavirus pandemic tightens finances. Regulations from United Nations agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which took effect in January, were viewed by the oil and shipping industries as one of the first worldwide efforts to […]