South Korean court orders KIA Motors to pay employees about $374million unpaid wages

A South Korean court on Thursday ruled against Kia Motors, ordering the automaker to pay around 420 billion won (an equivalent of $374 million) in unpaid wages. Kia Motors’ workers filed a lawsuit in 2011, claiming unpaid wages of 659 billion won. In 2014, they lodged an additional wage lawsuit. The workers said regular bonuses… Read More South Korean court orders KIA Motors to pay employees about $374million unpaid wages

Uber new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promises culture change, hints on IPO in next three years

Uber Technologies Inc’s new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi told employees on Wednesday the ride-services company would change its culture and may go public in 18 to 36 months. Khosrowshahi, who led travel-booking site Expedia Inc. for 12 years, made the remarks as he introduced himself to Uber’s workforce on Wednesday during an all-staff meeting at… Read More Uber new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promises culture change, hints on IPO in next three years

Couple file lawsuit against Amazon over defective eclipse glasses

Amazon.com has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit by a couple who claims defective eclipse glasses purchased through the online retailer damaged their eyes. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday evening, Corey Payne and his fiancée, Kayla Harris, said they purchased a three-pack of eclipse glasses on… Read More Couple file lawsuit against Amazon over defective eclipse glasses

Siemens buys autonomous driving software specialist Tass

German industrial group Siemens has agreed to buy Dutch self-driving software specialist Tass International for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its automotive business, it said on Wednesday. Tass makes software that can simulate complex traffic scenarios, validate autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems and replicate the impact of a car crash on a human… Read More Siemens buys autonomous driving software specialist Tass

Houston Texans defender JJ Watt raises millions of relief funds to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt is a force to reckon on the field. His campaign in the donation of relief funds and materials to the victims of Hurricane Harvey has proven that his skills extend beyond the field. The Houston Texans defender started raising funds on Sunday with a goal of $200,000 and met… Read More Houston Texans defender JJ Watt raises millions of relief funds to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Muslims commence annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the annual haj pilgrimage on Wednesday, donning traditional white garments and heading to a tent camp outside the holy city of Mecca in an itinerary retracing the route Prophet Mohammad took 14 centuries ago. Nearly 2 million worshippers, from nearly every country, arrived in Saudi Arabia this week for… Read More Muslims commence annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

U.S. Department of Justice investigates Uber over violation of bribery laws

Uber Technologies Inc. said on Tuesday it was cooperating with a preliminary investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice into possible violations of bribery laws. The preliminary investigation is the latest in a series of legal wrangles at Uber as the ride-services company waits for its new chief executive to take the reins. Uber… Read More U.S. Department of Justice investigates Uber over violation of bribery laws

Google unveil tools for creation of reality applications for Android devices

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the… Read More Google unveil tools for creation of reality applications for Android devices