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Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
Bitcoin records biggest one-day drop for almost two months
Fall comes amid warnings over speculation by novice investors in cryptocurrencies such as dogecoin
US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind
Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believes it is the future, emphasizing, “I do not want America to ...
If You Invested Your 3 Stimulus Checks In Bitcoin, Dogecoin Or Ethereum, Here's How Much You'd Have Now | Benzinga
Stimulus money in the pandemic has been a major factor behind the current boom in stocks and cryptocurrencies.
‘It was inevitable’: Bitcoin tumbles as Coinbase hangover rattles crypto assets
The mania that drove crypto assets to records as Coinbase Global went public last week turned on itself on the weekend, sending bitcoin tumbling the most since February.
Bitcoin’s Silent Revolution: Technology And Invention, Plebeian And Ruler
The characteristics inherent to technologies enable the increasing freedom of citizens under rulership; Bitcoin is one such technology.
China Says It Has No Desire to Replace Dollar With Digital Yuan
China’s goal for internationalizing its currency is not to replace the dollar, and the efforts to create a digital yuan are aimed at domestic use, a senior central bank official said Sunday.
Google Used 'Double Irish' Loophole to Dodge Billions in 2019 Taxes
Under the now-outlawed "double Irish" tax dodge, corporations transferred their intellectual property to holding companies registered in Ireland but run from tax havens like Bermuda, which siphoned off profits through royalty fees.
Facebook Bans Users From Sharing New York Post Article About Black Lives Matter Co-Founder
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), Patrisse Cullors, recently came under fire for her real estate purchases in Los Angeles that amounted to over $3 million. A Saturday article posted by the New York Post (NYP) detailed her recen...
French Inmate Posting Food Videos From Jail Cell Now An Instagram Star
As his culinary fame grows, fellow prisoners have begun placing orders for favourite dishes.
2 Russian Cosmonauts, NASA Astronaut Return From International Space Station
The Soyuz descent module carring the trio landed upright after descending through a cloudless sky on a fine spring day in central Kazakhstan, a Roscosmos TV commentator confirmed.
Legendary investor Ron Conway tells us Coinbase is the new Google. Here's what that means for the next wave of startup founders.
Just like Netscape kicked off the dot-com era, Coinbase is ushering in a boom for crypto startups, Silicon Valley legend Ron Conway told Insider.
Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call
He did manage to cover his privates with his cell phone.
How to format an SD card and erase all of its data
You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera too.
City of London calls for 'paradigm shift' in compliance tech at banks
Britain’s financial firms and regulators should step up the use of technology to cut the cost of compliance and make the City of London more globally competitive, a report said on Friday.
IRS is probing the dark web to look for cryptocurrency and NFT tax evasion
Tax evasion using cryptocurrencies is “replicating” with nonfungible tokens and other new crypto-related products, according to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig.
What’s at Stake in the U.S. Case Against a Crypto Rebel
The prosecution of BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes could lay down legal markers as digital currency moves into the mainstream.
Cat microchips could become compulsory
The measures, being considered by government ministers, aims to tackle a rise in pet theft during the pandemic.
The genius behind early Russian space tech
The Soviet Union did not have many of the same technological advances enjoyed by Nasa – but that didn’t stop them leaping ahead of the Americans into space. Here’s how.
Challenge or Opportunity? How China's Digital Silk Road May Change Global Technology Order
Besides challenging the US' Big Tech dominance across the world, the Beijing-led Digital Silk Road initiative provides its customers with vast opportunities through competitively priced digital products and services.
Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab 'likely' needed within 12 months
Authorities in the US and the EU have already started planning for such an eventuality.
Cryptocurrencies now worth more than the world's most valuable company
After record-breaking price hikes, the combined value of the cryptocurrency market now outstrips Apple, the world's most valuable company.
Meet the buyer of the world's most expensive digital artwork
The €58 million sale of a digital collage by the artist Beeple made headlines as the most money ever paid for an NFT. We meet the 32-year-old behind the purchase.
What is Coinbase and why is its IPO so significant?
Widely expected to become worth more than Goldman Sachs overnight, the floating of Coinbase on the Nasdaq is significant for the future of cryptocurrencies.
Joint US-Russian crew heads to International Space Station
A joint US-Russian crew aboard a Soyuz rocket launched successfully on Friday, heading for the International Space Station.
Ireland encourages remote work to repopulate rural areas
The Irish government is hoping to bank on the rise of remote work to breathe new life into rural towns and villages.
This is how much you could get paid to visit Malta this summer
The Mediterranean island is working with hotels to provide some serious discounts as part of its COVID recovery.
Tesla Settles Lawsuit Against Former Employee Over Autopilot Source Code
Tesla filed the lawsuit in 2019, saying its employee Cao Guangzhi, who worked at Tesla for two years, copied the source code before in January 2019 joining XMotors.
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic
Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global value soars past LSE and Nasdaq
At present, the world's biggest stock exchange in terms of market cap is the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, valued at$75.6 billion, followed by American bourse CME Group, valued at $74 billion
Coinbase makes splash on market debut with $99.6bn valuation
It is the first time a major cryptocurrency business has been publicly listed - a landmark for technology once considered trivial.
US Lawmakers Seek Limits on Sales to Chinese Firms of Software Used to Design Weapons
US lawmakers want tighter restrictions on sales to Chinese companies of design software used to create computer chips for military hardware such as hypersonic weapons, a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Thursday.
Florida-Based Company Illegally Pushing Bleaching Agent as 'Cure' for COVID-19 Variants
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data details at least 20,915 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first detected in the UK and later identified in the US in December 2020. As US health officials begin to recommend ...
Russia Creates Cheap, Quality High-Octane Gasoline From Gas Waste Products
The timely invention could prove a major boon for energy producers and consumers alike, as oil and gasoline prices are expected to continue to climb as the planet gradually recovers the current economic slump, and energy demand continues...
Chinese Automaker Xpeng Motors Set to Develop Chips for Autonomous Vehicles Amid Global Chip Crunch
The news comes after news the Guangzhou-based tech giant said it had built a small team to develop the chips amid the ongoing global semiconductor crisis and pandemic, Chinese tech news website 36Kr reported this month, and as rival auto...
Crypto Billionaire Investor Says ‘Washout’ Coming for Cryptocurrencies Amid Coinbase Listing
Bitcoin's value has skyrocketed in recent years, shaking off its “underground” image and attracting the attention of big investors, including the likes of Tesla.
Watch: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Nails ‘Astronaut Rehearsal’ Vertical Landing Test
With NASA’s Space Shuttle program gone for nearly a decade, a slew of private firms have stepped up their efforts to provide manned space flight capabilities, not just for US governmental needs, but also for space tourism.
Former CIA Acting Director Praises Bitcoin Technology as ‘Boon for Surveillance’
Bitcoin has been booming since last year, with the cryptocurrency making another record after surging over $62,500 this week.
FBI Hacks Vulnerable US Computers in Sweeping Takedown of Malware Blamed on China
Software giant Microsoft accused China of orchestrating a hack attack in March, alleging that a “state-sponsored threat actor” referred to as “Hafnium” had taken advantage of multiple security vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s email service...
Domino's Pizza Testing Driverless Autonomous Car for Deliveries in Houston
The R2 robot is the first fully autonomous on-road delivery vehicle to obtain regulatory approval from the US Department of Transportation. Nuro, which was created by two former Google self-driving car engineers, raised $500 million in i...
I funded Coinbase in 2012. Making 6000x on my best startup investment yet
I was lucky enough to be the first investor in a company called Coinbase.
Coinbase’s Public Listing Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party
With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.
Your WhatsApp account can be suspended by anyone with your phone number
A rather worrying loophole has been uncovered on WhatsApp that means anyone can temporarily suspend your account if they know your number.
Instagram Halloween fashion advert banned for objectifying women
An Instagram advert by fashion retailer Babyboo Fashion has been removed for being likely offensive to women.
Turkey Fines Google Over $36 Million For Abusing Dominant Position
In a statement, it said Google had provided advantages to its own accommodation price comparison and its local search services over their competitors.
Who is the top earning young influencer on YouTube?
The UK’s highest-earning YouTube influencer makes over £3.75million a year from the platform, new research has revealed.
Bitcoin price tops $64,000 before Coinbase IPO
The listing is seen pushing crypto even more into the mainstream of investing, exposing legions of potential buyers to the digital asset class that have grown into a $2 trillion industry in little more than a decade. Bitcoin, the origina...
Facebook takes down (and restores) official page for French town of Bitche
A city in France has had a real rollercoaster of a week, after its Facebook page was accidentally deleted for violating the terms and conditions of the site. Of course, the city of Bitche, France (in the Moselle department in northeaster...
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