SoftBank Vision Fund records $17.7B loss in the last fiscal year after writing down investments including WeWork and Uber, reports a net loss of $8.96B (Pavel Alpeyev/Bloomberg)

[ad_1] Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg: SoftBank Vision Fund records $17.7B loss in the last fiscal year after writing down investments including WeWork and Uber, reports a net loss of $8.96B  —  SoftBank Group Corp. said its Vision Fund business lost 1.9 trillion yen ($17.7 billion) last fiscal year after writing down the value of investments…

Cricket vs. Visible – Review Geek

[ad_1] Like the long-distance wars of old, unlimited cell phone plans are becoming a commodity business. It’s a race to the bottom to see who can provide the most features for the cheapest price. The two largest cellular networks are holding all the cards. So, is it Cricket Wireless, or is it Visible Wireless that…

The Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

[ad_1] G-Stock Studio/Shutterstock While Microsoft Office is still the ubiquitous choice for word processing, slideshow presentations, spreadsheet calculations, and many more digital tasks, there are still plenty of free alternatives. Avoid freeware full of ads and check out these free productivity suites. Microsoft Office is mainly composed of Microsoft Word for documents, Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations,…

China’s Oppo partners with Vodafone for bigger European push – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Huawei is facing an uphill challenge in the overseas market as its upcoming devices lack the full set of Google apps and services. That leaves ample room for its Chinese rivals to chase after foreign consumers. That includes Oppo, the sister brand of Vivo under Dongguan-based electronics holding company BBK. In an announcement on Monday,…

Google Meet, which became free to use at the end of April, passes 50M installs on the Play Store, after passing 5M at the beginning of March (Hagop Kavafian/Android Police)

[ad_1] Hagop Kavafian / Android Police: Google Meet, which became free to use at the end of April, passes 50M installs on the Play Store, after passing 5M at the beginning of March  —  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most people are stuck at home and looking for ways to keep in touch with each…

Fitbit’s Chinese rival Amazfit mulls a transparent, self-disinfecting mask – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a wave of Chinese companies with manufacturing operations to produce virus-fighting equipment: Shenzhen-based electric vehicle giant BYD quickly moved to launch what it claims to be the world’s largest mask plant; Hangzhou-based voice intelligence startup Rokid is making thermal imaging glasses targeted at the US market; and many more.…