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Tony Hsieh, man who introduced advertising to the internet, dead at 46
The former Zappos CEO played a major role in the redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas in recent years.
Smerconish: Amazon was primed for a pandemic
The online boom: More US households belong to Amazon Prime than own a pet, vote, belong to a house of worship, or own a gun. But is Amazon's success good for America?
Chinese police have seized $4.2 billion cryptos from PlusToken Ponzi crackdown
Crypto assets worth more than $4.2 billion have been seized by Chinese police during the massive PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown, according to a new court ruling.
US investigating possible suspension failures on 115,000 Tesla vehicles
The United States’ national road safety agency will investigate complaints that nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles may have problems with their suspension.
Facebook's long-awaited libra currency to reportedly launch in a limited form early next year
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is readying to launch as early as January, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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