From its Silicon Valley-like campus near Mumbai, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Jio telecom carrier is emerging as a winner from changes in the way Indian consumers plug into a digital economy made more urgent by the coronavirus pandemic. For Indian shoppers who prefer to order online, it is launching a grocery ordering service with Facebook Inc's popular WhatsApp messaging. For Bollywood fans who would prefer to avoid a crowded theater, it is readying same-day-release on the Jio platform. Those plans had been in the making for months, but the pandemic has given them a shot in the arm. India's 10-week lockdown has also led to a surge in demand for data, boosting Jio's phone and broadband offerings. And, over the past six weeks, the digital business of Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd, known as Jio Platforms, raised a striking $10 billion from global investors. The investments, including $5.7 billion from Facebook and money from private equity firms Silver Lake, Vista Equity … [Read more...] about Amid pandemic, investors bet on Reliance Jio and its giant-killer playbook
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French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives and promising zero tolerance for "toxic" staff behavior following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment and other workplace abuse. In a statement Sunday, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the developer of "Assassin's Creed" and other games "has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees." "This is unacceptable, as toxic behaviors are in direct contrast to values on which I have never compromised - and never will," Guillemot said. Ubisoft announced the immediate resignation of Serge Hascoet as the firm's powerful chief creative officer. Hascoet joined Ubisoft in 1987, the year after Guillemot founded the company with his four brothers. Ubisoft had previously described Hascoet as its "creative leader" whose "unique vision has infused every game released by the company." The director … [Read more...] about Games maker Ubisoft shakes up staff amid misconduct probe
PS5 games: all the games confirmed for the PlayStation 5Xbox Series X controller: release date, news and confirmed featuresPS5 vs Xbox Series X: what we know so farAbsolute chonkIt's worth bearing in mind that this person may just have smaller hands, or the perspective of the photo could be warping the controller's proportions. If this image really is the DualSense, though, then it certainly looks that the next-gen controller will be bulkier than its predecessor, the DualShock 4. … [Read more...] about The DualSense PS5 controller looks chunky in this ‘leaked’ image
Meanwhile, the current Xbox One controller has seen its own share of revisions over the years, but the standard price is around $60/£50, making it slightly cheaper than Sony’s offering. It doesn’t include a rechargeable battery pack, however, and the Series X controller will also be powered by AA batteries – so expect to fork out for a Play and Charge Kit for the privilege of charging while you game. … [Read more...] about PS5 DualSense controller vs Xbox Series X controller: which gamepad will be best?
Live stream Man United vs Southampton live in Australia If you're planning on watching Man United vs Southampton in Australia, then you'll need to be an Optus Sports subscriber as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the Premier League Down Under. Kick-off in Australia is at 5am AEST in the early hours of Tuesday morning. … [Read more...] about Man Utd vs Southampton live stream: How to watch the Premier League match online from anywhere