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SoftBank names Goldman alumnus Taiichi Hoshino head of investment planning department

SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it has appointed former Goldman Sachs banker Taiichi Hoshino as head of a new investment planning department, as the group increases oversight of its tech bets battered by volatile markets.


Xerox abandons $35 billion hostile bid for HP

U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp walked away from its $35 billion hostile cash-and-stock bid for HP Inc on Tuesday, after the coronavirus outbreak weighed on its campaign to take over the PC and printing equipment manufacturer.


Zoom takes lead over Microsoft Teams as coronavirus keeps Americans at home

Zoom Video Communications Inc’s average user numbers in March were nearly three times that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s Teams, according to research firm Apptopia, as the cornonavirus-driven stay-at-home lifted demand for video conferencing platforms.


Marriott says 5.2 million guests exposed in new data breach

Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday information of about 5.2 million hotel guests was breached, the second such incident for the hotel operator in less than two years.


Coronavirus may cut global corporate tech spending 4.1% in 2020: survey

Global companies whose revenues have taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic plan to cut technology spending this year by as much as 4.1%, according to the latest survey from U.S.-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR).


Trump holds call with U.S. internet, mobile phone providers

President Donald Trump spoke with the biggest U.S. internet and mobile phone providers on Tuesday to talk about how the networks are holding up as tens of millions of Americans work from home.