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Google Wallet appears in India, with local integrations, but Pay will stay

Google Wallet will finally launch in India — nearly two years after its relaunch as a digital wallet platform in the U.S. — according to a preview of the app that the company accidentally posted on the Google Play store in the country. After TechCrunch spotted the listing for the app — which will let […]
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Microsoft’s $1.5B investment in G42 signals growing US-China rift

As the Gulf region gains strategic importance in the tech war between the U.S. and China, Microsoft is making a big move into one of the Middle East’s oil-rich countries. On Monday evening, Microsoft announced a $1.5 billion investment in Group 42 Holdings (G42), the Abu Dhabi-based AI company that has become a major force […]
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Tesla layoffs hit high performers, some departments slashed, sources say

Tesla management told employees Monday that the recent layoffs — which gutted some departments by 20% and even hit high performers — were largely due to poor financial performance, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The layoffs were announced to staff just a week before Tesla is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings. […]
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Meta thinks it’s a good idea for students to wear Quest headsets in class

Meta continues to field criticism over how it handles younger consumers using its platforms, but the company is also planning new products that will cater to them. On Monday, the company announced in a blog post that later this year it will be launching a new education product for Quest to position its VR headset […]
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