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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, launching a high-profile lawsuit to try to stop parent Facebook from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC filed a lawsuit in July to end …

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HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

Deal comes under pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sense’ deal The bank could return the proceeds of the transaction to the shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion). dollars) in cash, thus paving the …

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Elon Musk launches Twitter poll on whether to bring Trump back

Elon Musk launches Twitter poll on whether to bring Trump back

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Friday evening asking his followers to vote on whether to restore former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with initial results showing around 60 % of votes yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly translates to “the …

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After Elon Musk's ultimatum, Twitter employees start dating

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start dating

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Twitter workers are believed to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that employees sign up for “long, high-intensity hours ” or leave. In a survey of the work app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and allows …

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Roche's Alzheimer's drug fails in long-awaited trial

Roche’s Alzheimer’s drug fails in long-awaited trial

Trials show small benefit, but without statistical validity Roche setback leaves Biogen and Eisai as leaders in the field It’s up to Roche’s CEO-designate to revive development fortunes Roche shares down 3.4%, its development partner Morphosys down 29% Nov 14 (Reuters) – Roche’s (ROG.S) drug candidate for Alzheimer’s disease has not been shown to slow …

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FTX Seeks $9.4 Billion in Rescue Funds, Bahamas Freezes Some Assets

FTX Seeks $9.4 Billion in Rescue Funds, Bahamas Freezes Some Assets

Nov 10 (Reuters) – FTX is scrambling to raise about $9.4 billion from investors and competitors, a source said on Thursday, as chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried urgently seeks to save the cryptocurrency exchange that has been rocked by a rush of customer withdrawals. Bankman-Fried discussed raising $1 billion each from Justin Sun, the founder of …

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