Grab, Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing and food-delivery startup backed by SoftBank, said it will lay off about 360 employees, or nearly 5% of its workforce. In a note to employees, CEO Anthony Tan cited the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the global economy. “We have to prepare for what may be a long recovery period,” he said. The layoffs come at a time when some of SoftBank’s key...
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Google is finally waking up. After weeks of excitement coursing through tech about OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, paired with news coverage of how Microsoft plans to incorporate it into products like Bing and Word, Google has made a move. The tech company once seen as a leader in artificial intelligence on Monday unveiled its version of a conversational AI service, which it calls Bard. Google said...
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