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Cryptocurrency prices collapse, wiping out billions of dollars

Cryptocurrency prices collapse, wiping out billions of dollars

Cryptocurrency prices took a precipitous drop this past week, having their value as much as halved as investors lost billions of dollars. Analysts say there’s more pain in the future as well. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 24, 2022  9:50 pm

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

A teenage pilot has become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world following a five-month challenge. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 21, 2022  3:00 pm

Microsoft plans to buy Call of Duty company Activision Blizzard

Microsoft plans to buy Call of Duty company Activision Blizzard

Microsoft says it plans to buy major games company Activision Blizzard in a deal worth $68.7bn (£50.57bn). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 18, 2022  11:59 pm

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter - seven months after clamping down on the social networking site. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 13, 2022  3:19 pm

Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms market

Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms market

(Reuters) – Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 11, 2022  10:28 pm

Google faces probe in India over abuse of news aggregation dominance

Google faces probe in India over abuse of news aggregation dominance

Google is under the microscope by India’s antitrust watchdog following complaints from news outlets that allege the search engine is abusing its dominance in news aggregation. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 11, 2022  2:45 pm

MediaInc. to strengthen Sri Lanka’s media start-up ecosystem

MediaInc. to strengthen Sri Lanka’s media start-up ecosystem

MediaInc., a cutting-edge initiative aimed at creating “positive disruption” in Sri Lanka’s media space, has finalized its first cohort: three innovative start-up media outlets that will receive comprehensive support in implementing their ideas and launching their platforms. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 6, 2022  5:37 pm

Apple becomes first firm to hit $3 trillion market value

Apple becomes first firm to hit $3 trillion market value

US technology giant Apple has become the first company to hit a stock market valuation of $3 trillion (£2.2 trillion). MORE..

(0)Comments | January 4, 2022  4:34 pm

Tasty TV: Japanese professor creates flavourful screen

Tasty TV: Japanese professor creates flavourful screen

A Japanese professor has developed a prototype lickable TV screen that can imitate food flavours, another step towards creating a multi-sensory viewing experience. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 24, 2021  5:24 pm

China fines ‘live-streaming queen’ Viya $210 million for tax evasion

China fines ‘live-streaming queen’ Viya $210 million for tax evasion

Chinese live-stream shopping influencer Huang Wei, known as Viya, has been hit with a whopping $210 million penalty for tax evasion and kicked off social media. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 22, 2021  6:13 pm

US warns of newly revealed software vulnerability posing serious risks

US warns of newly revealed software vulnerability posing serious risks

Hundreds of millions of devices around the world could be exposed to a newly revealed software vulnerability, as a senior Biden administration cyber official warned executives from major US industries Monday that they need to take action to address “one of the most serious” flaws she has seen in her career. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 14, 2021  3:51 pm

Indian PM Modi’s personal Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’, shares crypto scam link

Indian PM Modi’s personal Twitter handle ‘briefly compromised’, shares crypto scam link

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter handle was “very briefly compromised,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a tweet early on Sunday (Dec 12). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 12, 2021  10:01 am

Italy watchdog fines Amazon €1.13 billion

Italy watchdog fines Amazon €1.13 billion

Italy’s competition regulator said today it had fined e-commerce giant Amazon €1.13 billion for alleged abuse of market dominance. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 9, 2021  1:43 pm

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal, Twitter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 29, 2021  11:17 pm

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

A NASA mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid -- a test run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth -- blasted off Tuesday from California. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 24, 2021  5:28 pm

India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of Amazon.com’s local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 21, 2021  7:37 pm

Top bloggers from India on a trail of discovering Sri Lanka

Top bloggers from India on a trail of discovering Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines, in an endeavor to support the country’s tourism revival efforts whilst fortifying connectivity in its single largest market India, has embarked on a mega FAM tour of top bloggers and social influencers who will be touring Sri Lanka in the coming weeks. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2021  6:01 pm

YouTube will stop showing dislike counts on all videos

YouTube will stop showing dislike counts on all videos

YouTube has officially announced that it will stop showing dislike counts on all the videos across its site. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 11, 2021  9:51 pm

NSO spyware found on phones of 6 Palestinian activists

NSO spyware found on phones of 6 Palestinian activists

Security researchers say spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 8, 2021  7:32 pm

Qatar, Rolls-Royce to plough billions of pounds into green tech startups

Qatar, Rolls-Royce to plough billions of pounds into green tech startups

Qatar and Rolls-Royce will team up in a multi-billion pound project to develop and invest in green technology start-ups in the UK and the Gulf Arab state which they hope will reach “unicorn” status as worth more than $1 billion. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 3, 2021  3:58 pm

Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ in major rebrand

Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ in major rebrand

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand. The company said it would better “encompass” what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR). MORE..

(0)Comments | October 29, 2021  6:41 am

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally - documents

Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents viewed by Reuters. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 26, 2021  5:37 pm

IIT Sri Lanka launches cybersecurity talk show series

IIT Sri Lanka launches cybersecurity talk show series

Recognising the importance of raising cybersecurity awareness, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) in partnership with Arteculate Asia, hosted a series of webinars on the theme titled Opinion Unlocked. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 26, 2021  5:29 pm

Pataz.com transforms the global marketplace

Pataz.com transforms the global marketplace

Pataz.com is an online subscription-based platform that connects bulk buyers and sellers to meet global demand. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 26, 2021  5:25 pm

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social. MORE..

(0)Comments | October 22, 2021  11:01 am
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