Emilie Benoit-Vernay, who took charge of Shopify’s French business in 2019, has been named head of southern Europe expansion (for France, Italy and Spain) by the Canadian digital retail solution provider.
China's factory activity expanded slightly in February as new orders improved, pointing to some resilience even as downward pressure builds and Russia's invasion of Ukraine heightens global uncertainty.
The world's biggest shipping lines MSC and Maersk on Tuesday suspended container shipping to and from Russia, deepening the country’s isolation as its invasion of Ukraine sparks an exodus of Western companies.
Dubai’s international airport remains the world's first for passenger numbers, and by 2024 it plans to return close to its pre-pandemic levels, from which it is still “quite far,” as its CEO told the AFP agency.
YouTube on Thursday elaborated on its blockchain and metaverse plans for 2022, saying it could harness the emerging technologies to cut fraud, and offer a more social viewing experience for gaming content.
The key reason for this possible disruption to Meta’s services is the difficulty that more stringent privacy protection rules would cause to the customisation of online advertising, Meta’s main source of revenue.
Meta's shares plunged more than 20% late on Wednesday after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple's privacy changes and increased competition for users from rivals like TikTok.
Alphabet's internet advertising, cloud computing and hardware businesses helped the Google owner soundly beat Wall Street targets for the holiday quarter, sending shares up as much as 9% in after-hours trading.
Since October, Facebook has renamed the company, articulated a vision of the internet where people can digitally connect through virtual-reality avatars, and helped trigger the metaverse investment craze.