China’s coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

BEIJING – The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are rebranded epidemic “war rooms” helping to check people’s movements and stifle the disease. China is trying … Read more…

India’s Reliance launches JioMart online grocery service, challenging Amazon, Flipkart

Reliance Industries Ltd has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com’s local unit and Walmart Inc’s Flipkart in the huge Indian market. Reuters: Technology News BEST … Read more…

Church battling coronavirus stay-at-home orders was burned to the ground

A Mississippi church burning this week served as the latest flashpoint as coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings around the country continue to generate extreme reactions and protests. Local officials in Holly Springs, Mississippi, suspect the church burning was the work of … Read more…

Electric bike sales boom during coronavirus pandemic, but it’s too late for GM’s Ariv

As lockdowns ease up and city dwellers look to avoid public transportation during the coronavirus pandemic, e-bike sales are flourishing. It’s surprising, then, to see a company the size of General Motors exit the business. U.S. bike companies like Rad … Read more…

Amazon says ‘appropriate’ executive to be available, as U.S. panel calls on Bezos to testify

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would make an “appropriate” executive available to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to testify about allegations related to how the company uses third-party sellers’ data. Reuters: Technology News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Tencent Music misses quarterly revenue estimates, signals better second quarter

China’s Tencent Music Entertainment narrowly missed market estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday as the COVID-19 crisis hurt the company’s social entertainment services business, sending its shares down 4.5% in extended trade overnight. Reuters: Technology News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Astronomers capture breathtaking ‘lucky’ image of Jupiter’s raging storms

Using the infrared imaging capabilities of the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, astronomers have produced one of the most detailed images of Jupiter ever captured from Earth. Infrared imaging cuts through the cloud tops and reveals the detailed structures below, … Read more…