Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said the Silicon Valley stalwart plans to reopen its Australian and Austrian retail stores within “one to two weeks” as social distancing restrictions begin to lift. Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg that “just a few, not a large number” of stores inContinue Reading

Amazon on Thursday said it could post its first quarterly loss in five years even as revenue surges because it is spending at least US$4 billion in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including plans to test its workforce for COVID-19. Shares of Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, fell 5Continue Reading

NSW has become the first state or territory government to release an official coronavirus heat map that pinpoints historical and active coronavirus cases by postcode. Premier Gladys Berejiklian launched the interactive map on Friday morning, as the state’s first coronavirus lockdown measures were lifted, to help inform the community aboutContinue Reading

NASA on Thursday selected space firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems that can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024, the White House’s accelerated deadline under the space agency’s moon-to-Mars campaign. The three companies, which include firms of tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos,Continue Reading

Twitter Inc on Thursday reported higher first-quarter revenue and a smaller loss than analysts had expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but its shares fell as investors fretted about potential weakness in the second quarter. The San Francisco-based social media company said daily users who can view ads also grew 24Continue Reading