Facebook-owner Meta Platforms’ Sheryl Sandberg to leave after 14 years

June 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc. (FB.O) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose close partnership with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg powered the growth of the world’s biggest social network, is leaving the company after 14 years, she said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. The announcement initially sent the social media firm’s shares … Read more

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc. (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk wrote in the … Read more

How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars

LONDON/BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) – The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. Some predict it could hasten the downfall of combustion cars. Supplies of the auto part were choked by the war in Ukraine, which is home to a significant chunk of … Read more

Zero-COVID, big money: China’s anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction

BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) – China’s ‘zero-COVID’ policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country’s economy, but it has created bubbles of growth in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries in vowing to eradicate … Read more

Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts to Stratospheric $124 Million

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Variety.com) – Tom Cruise may have pulled off one of the most daring stunts of his career — getting audiences to go to the movies for something that doesn’t involve superheroes. “Top Gun: Maverick” pulled in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, collecting $134 million from a record 4,732 North … Read more

Elon Musk Asks Jeff Bezos to Make an Important Choice

Elon Musk has advice for Jeff Bezos. The two tech moguls are respectively the richest man in the world and the second richest man in the world. At one point they both gave the impression that they did not agree on anything and especially that they were opposed to each other. But for the past … Read more

NASA mission to put humans on an asteroid ‘revealed’ – will you still be alive?

People alive today could witness astronauts landing on an asteroid for the first time, according to scientists. Researchers analyzed NASA’s budget since the 1960s to gauge how likely a mission to the asteroid belt is within the next century. They showed that, based on their estimates, the first crewed mission to an asteroid could take … Read more

NASA mission to put humans on an asteroid ‘revealed’ – will you still be alive?

People alive today could witness astronauts landing on an asteroid for the first time, according to scientists. Researchers analyzed NASA’s budget since the 1960s to gauge how likely a mission to the asteroid belt is within the next century. They showed that, based on their estimates, the first crewed mission to an asteroid could take … Read more