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Ant Bank Launches Virtual Lender in Hong Kong
Ant Bank, the virtual banking arm of Ant Group, has launched its operations in Hong Kong on Monday, becoming the sixth branchless bank in the Chinese special administrative region.
Ant Group Debuts Virtual Bank In Hong Kong
Ant Bank, the virtual banking division of Hangzhou, China-based Ant Group, has launched banking services in Hong Kong, Fintech News reported.
We need to rethink social media before it's too late. We've accepted a Faustian bargain
A business model that alters the way we think, act, and live our lives has us heading toward dystopia
Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance
As management seeks more oversight of workers away from the office, campaigners fight for privacy to be respected
TikTok, WeChat Security Threat Has Yet to Be Proven, Judges Say
Two federal judges have ruled this month that the Trump administration failed to prove Chinese-owned apps used by millions of Americans pose enough of a national security threat...
Amazon unveils flying Ring security drone and Luna games service
Amazon's smart home security division Ring has unveiled a flying camera that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in.
'One day everyone will use China's digital currency'
Chandler Guo was a pioneer in cryptocurrency, the digital currencies that can be created and used independently of national central banks and governments.
Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer
Liberal democracies struggle to tackle the might of the tech giants when it comes to protecting users’ data
High-paying freelance jobs where you can earn $80,000 or more during the pandemic
There are many freelance jobs in America that let you earn $80,000 in annual income or more during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
What comes after an electric vehicle? For Xpeng, it’s the flying car
Xpeng is not alone in dedicating resources towards research and development in related – or sometimes even unrelated – fields. In the era of electric cars, manufacturers are tak...
"Alexa, I'm Getting Pulled Over": Amazon Launches New Cameras For Cars
The new $200 Ring Car Cam will automatically start recording on the voice command, store footage securely and notify a family member of the traffic stop.
Alphabet Settles Shareholder Suit Over Sexual Harassment Claims
The company will set aside $310 million in funding towards diversity initiatives and prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for se...
‘Shoot on sight’: Boston Dynamics robot dog spotted out on city street triggers fear - and defensiveness
Video of a Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog apparently wandering a city street on its own has struck terror into the hearts of social media users - though some defended the ‘bot, ...
Hong Kong gears up for major tech event
Hong Kong will be playing host, albeit virtually, to a major international blockchain event in November. Industry leaders from across the world are expected to participate in Ho...
Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras
Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a ...
Apple Opens First Floating Store at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Welcome to Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the world's first Apple Store to sit directly on the water.
What lessons can Chinese companies learn from TikTok’s overseas experience?
ByteDance’s chances of global success with TikTok received a major setback after Donald Trump threatened to ban the viral short video app. While a solution might be in the works...
China Says TikTok Sale Shows U.S. ‘Economic Bullying’
A senior Chinese official accused the U.S., which forced the sale of TikTok on national security grounds, of “economic bullying,” while lambasting European Union restrictions on...
Douyin more popular than ever in China as sister app TikTok faces backlash
ByteDance-owned Chinese short video app Douyin has surpassed 600 million daily active users in August, showing growing popularity in its home market while its international vers...
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with t...
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