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Elon Musk says Tesla Semi will go 621 miles per charge
Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the company's Class 8 Semi could have a range of 621 miles per charge thanks to the new battery technology it is developing.
Twitter claims it has reversed ban of link to Sidney Powell's Georgia election lawsuit
Twitter claims it has reversed its censorship of a link to the lawsuit filed by attorney Sidney Powell that seeks to change the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Prestigious Silicon Valley VC firm looks to Europe for start-up success stories
Sequoia Capital, one of the best-known venture capital firms on Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, has made a major new bet on Europe.
Facebook to reimburse some advertisers after miscalculating effectiveness data
The company's "conversion lift" tool suffered a glitch that reportedly affected thousands of ads between August 2019 and August 2020.
Opposition leaders circumventing Maduro regime to funnel funds using a unique crypto
A number of opposition leaders in Venezuela are financially skirting the Nicolas Maduro regime with an unprecedented public-private partnership known as the "stablecoin solution," as the Venezuelan bolívar faces dizzying depreciation.
Bitcoin price tanks from near all-time high
Bitcoin tanked Thursday as its price came within striking distance of an all-time high. The price of bitcoin was trading at $17,185, down $794, or 4.42%, at 7:15 a.m. ET. The cryptocurrency hit an overnight low of $16,581.20.
How Jeff Bezos Blew $120.4 Billion Dollars
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, and ceo of Amazon. He's worth over 100 billion US dollars, he spends his money on mansions, private jets, sports cars and some incredible technology
World's largest offshore wind farm seals financing deal worth $8 billion
The scale of the overall project, which is due to be finished in 2026, is considerable. It will be located in waters off the coast of northeast England.
Britain commits US$333 million to help carriers replace Huawei 5G
The Chinese telecoms firm is set to be banned from the country’s next-generation networks by 2027 due to security concerns
In the Age of AI (full film)
A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China.
Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, deal could be announced next week
The acquisition would be Saleforce's largest to date if it goes through.
Now A Remote-Controlled Robot To Test Covid, Warn Those Without Mask
Coronavirus: Mahmoud el-Komy, who designed the robot, called Cira-03, says it can help limit exposure to infection and prevent the transmission of the virus
Regulation Virtual Asset Service Providers In The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands And Bermuda
Charissa Ball and Yan Li have recently published the article “Regulation of Virtual Asset Service Providers in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda”.
Synthetic identity fraud worrying U.S. regulators
Synthetic identity fraud, one of the fastest-growing financial crimes in the United States, has become an increasing concern for regulators, as banks struggle to find common ways of tackling the innovative theft technique that combines r...
Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film)
An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.
EU to Allow Companies Access to Private Data to Boost Innovation
The European Union has proposed new rules to allow companies access to public and personal data, an effort to compete with U.S. and Asian giants and encourage innovation in areas like climate change and health.
The U.S. government needs to get involved in the A.I. race against China, Nasdaq executive says
The U.S. private sector alone cannot compete with the entire Chinese government and private sector in tech development, said Edward Knight of Nasdaq.
Smart doorbells 'easy target for hackers' study finds
Major security flaws in popular smart doorbells are putting consumers at risk of being targeted by hackers inside their homes, according to Which.
Coronavirus: Second-hand website becomes latest unicorn start-up
A second-hand car website has seen its value rocket to more than $1bn (£750m), putting it into unicorn status.
Apple’s Chief Security Officer Charged With Bribery for Gun Permits
Apple’s head of global security has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly offering bribes to California police officers in exchange for concealed firearms licenses, the Santa Clara district attorney’s office announced in a press ...
Tesla's market value tops $500 billion for the first time
Tesla may be the new kid on the block in the auto industry, but it's quickly become a big kid on Wall Street.
Privacy coins no more? CipherTrace files patents for tracing Monero
Crypto analytics firm CipherTrace announced on Friday that it had filed two patents for technology capable of tracing transactions for privacy coin Monero.
Bad online reviews can cost businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars - now they want to make you pay
Online giants Google and Facebook are likely to face further court orders forcing them to identify people behind potentially defamatory statements made on their sites, lawyers warn.
Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to be world's second-richest person
Further rise in Tesla share price pushes entrepreneur past Microsoft co-founder
Google Plans Fiber-Optic Network to Connect Via Saudi Arabia and Israel for First Time
Google’s latest globe-crossing internet construction effort will connect through the countries while opening a new corridor for global internet traffic, according to people familiar with the plans.
Google’s Task Mate App to Pay Users to Do Simple Tasks on Their Phones
Users will be paid in local currency for the tasks they complete on Task Mate.
Eric Shawn presses spokesperson for Dominion voting systems on fraud claims
Spokesman Michael Steel explains how the machines work and how accusations of voter fraud are simply not true.
PayPal's CEO talks digital payments and cryptocurrency
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, says the pandemic has accelerated the rise of digital payments. He also discusses the company's decision to accept digital currencies.
China sends 'world's first 6G' test satellite into orbit
China Has Launched the World's First 6G Satellite. The West Don't Even Know What 6G Is Yet.
YouTube adds ads but won't pay all content-makers
YouTube says it will start showing adverts on more videos - but won't necessarily pay the video-maker a cut.
Work from home in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads
Like birds migrating south for the winter, a new species is packing up for the great trek: Work-from-homers looking for a sunny beach idyll with a good Wi-Fi connection.
Google: Garage owner takes on tech firm over fake reviews
A car sales business owner says he is taking legal action against Google over a series of fake and damaging reviews.
The world's biggest crypto fund manager says bitcoin is the next step in the evolution of money - and 'I can't use it to buy coffee' is no longer a sound argument | Currency News | Financial and Business News | Markets Insider
Bitcoin is not a fad that will fade away, said Michael Sonnenshein, managing director of Grayscale Investments. Investors understand that "buying Bitcoin and putting it in their portfolio is meant to be a store of value, inflation h...
Twitter To Hand Official President Account To Biden On Inauguration Day
The social media giant is "actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021," Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico in an email.
Bitcoin approaches US$19,000 as true believers look to record high
Cryptocurrency fans cite wider institutional acceptance after PayPal Holding’s October decision to allow customers to access cryptocurrencies led bitcoin to spike above US$13,000 for the first time in over a year.
Apple To Pay $113 Million To Settle US Probes Into iPhone "Batterygate"
The company's mea culpa hardly satisfied critics, including in US Congress, which at the time sharply criticized Apple for throttling devices.
Meeting Santa through an A.I. app
This Christmas, children can ask questions to Santa through an app and the answers are prompted by voice activation.
Dubai ‘jetman’ whose flights wowed viewers dies in training incident
French skydiver Vincent Reffet had set a world record with his base jump off the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
Tech titan flees San Francisco for Florida, says city is poorly managed
Tech titan Keith Rabois announced this week he is leaving California's Silicon Valley and moving to the Floridian metropolis of Miami.
Apple cuts App Store fees to 15 per cent for small developers
Apple says it is cutting App Store fees in half to help small businesses as they face economic hurdles during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has also been facing increasing scrutiny over its 30 per cent cut of in-app purchases.
Vatican Investigates How Pope's Instagram Account "Liked" Photo Of Model
The Vatican has launched an investigation into how Pope Francis's Instagram account "liked" a raunchy photograph of a Brazilian bikini model with her bottom on display, an official said Friday.
Leaked Citibank Report Reveals Bitcoin Could Rocket To $300,000 Price By End Of 2021
A leaked report from Wall Street giant Citibank has revealed a senior analyst thinks bitcoin could potentially hit a high of $318,000 by December 2021, calling it "21st century gold".
When will Twitter crack down on Corbyn?
Whenever Donald Trump tweets something these days, it doesn't take long before Twitter moves in with a warning. 'This claim about election fraud is disputed,' is one of the latest hectoring messages to be slapped on the outgoing presiden...
CIA awards cloud computing contract worth billions to firms including Amazon, Microsoft, Google
The Central Intelligence Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract said to be worth "tens of billions" to five of America's biggest tech companies.
Working from home is a boost for a...desktop phone company?
With many people working from home for the foreseeable future -- and perhaps forever -- you wouldn't expect a company that still makes desktop phones to be thriving.
Pope’s account ‘likes’ racy Instagram post; Vatican investigates
Lingerie photo of influencer Natalia Garibotto was captioned with a devil horn emoji and the line: ‘I can teach you a thing or two.’
Bitcoin rises over $18,000 and touches record market value, exceeding its 2017 top
The world's most prominent digital currency on Wednesday is back to carving out records just like it was 2017.
China puts shackles on fintech as technology risks usurping finance
New fintech rules on online micro lending could force China’s internet giants to rethink their business practices on co-lending, analysts said.
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