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Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of economic restrictions have limited the ability of dollar-us...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations against Beijing.
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years.
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Personal Data Of 1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Leaked Online
The Verge quoted a report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users'' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum.
Canada's Telesat takes on Musk and Bezos in space race to provide fast broadband
Canada’s Telesat is racing to launch a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to provide high-speed global broadband from space, pitting the satellite communications firm founded in 1969 against two trailblazing billionaires, Elon...
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setback for U.S. EV ambitions.
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community
Salesforce's investment in Community comes as the upstart looks to expand its customer base.
Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
Apple to start enforcing privacy notifications that upset Facebook
Facebook has accused Apple not of giving users' more choice, but of skewing the market to its own advantage.
16,000 fake review accounts shut down by Facebook after UK competition watchdog intervenes
Facebook has removed 16,000 accounts linked to Facebook groups and Instagram profiles, after the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) intervened, holding the company to a pledge to take action against fraudulent activity.
Clubhouse: Is the audio app really worth $4bn?
Live-audio app Clubhouse is creating plenty of chatter - about itself.
Software flaw led to 'serious incident' on Tui flight
A "simple flaw" caused by a language difference led to a "serious incident" for a flight from Birmingham last year.
US blacklists seven Chinese supercomputer groups
The US has blacklisted seven Chinese groups it accuses of building supercomputers to help its military.
Italian man 'offered €10,000 in Bitcoin' to maim ex-partner
Investigators in Rome have placed under house arrest a man who they say paid an attacker over the dark web to maim his ex-girlfriend.
The woman who took on Google and won
Everyone has their breaking point. And when it comes it can be a small thing, an incident that usually wouldn't matter.
U.S. senators criticize Apple for not testifying on antitrust concerns
Apple Inc is refusing to testify at an upcoming U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on competition issues related to mobile app stores, the bipartisan leaders of the panel said on Friday.
Elon Musk's Neuralink shows monkey with brain-chip playing videogame by thinking
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage on Friday appearing to show a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology.
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