'No-code' startup Bubble raises $100 mln in round led by Insight Partners

Bubble, a New York based startup that allows non-coders to design and create web applications, said on Tuesday it raised $100 million in a funding round led by private equity firm Insight Partners. | Continue reading

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Former eBay employee gets 18 months in prison for cyberstalking campaign

A former supervisor for security operations at eBay Inc (EBAY.O) was sentenced on 18 months in prison for his role in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted a Massachusetts couple whose online newsletter was viewed as critical of the e-commerce company. | Continue reading

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Google takes legal action over Germany's expanded hate-speech law

Google said on Tuesday that it was taking legal action over an expanded version of Germany's hate-speech law that recently took effect, saying its provisions violated the right to privacy of its users. | Continue reading

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Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

"Robot, stand up" - Oscar Constanza, 16, gives the order and slowly but surely a large frame strapped to his body lifts him up and he starts walking. | Continue reading

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Tencent's WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

Tencent's (0700.HK) WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade "to align with relevant laws and regulations", China's dominant instant messaging platform said on Tuesday. | Continue reading

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Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site

Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending up plumes of smoke and prompting police to ask nearby residents to remain in their homes. | Continue reading

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Light-to-moderate drinking tied to lower risk of heart attack and death

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PayPal to research transactions that fund hate groups, extremists

PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities. | Continue reading

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Tunisian president ousts government in move critics call a coup

Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, calling their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest. | Continue reading

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Intel to build Qualcomm chips, aims to catch foundry rivals by 2025

Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Monday its factories will start building Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) chips and laid out a roadmap to expand its new foundry business to catch rivals such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (2330.TW) and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) by 2025. | Continue reading

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A 'black hole' for Covid vaccine injury claims

Altom Maglio says his law firm in recent years has litigated more vaccine-related injury claims than any other in the United States. | Continue reading

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Facebook and tech giants to target attacker manifestos, far-right in database

A counterterrorism organization formed by some of the biggest U.S. tech companies including Facebook (FB.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) is significantly expanding the types of extremist content shared between firms in a key database, aiming to crack down on material from white suprema … | Continue reading

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Analysis: Tesla's plans for batteries, China scrutinized as Musk drops features

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has weathered the pandemic and supply chain crisis better than many of its rivals, achieving record deliveries last quarter. But Chief Executive Elon Musk faces pressure to deliver on breakthrough batteries and new factories and models, which are late. | Continue reading

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S.Korea to toughen rules to collect cryptocurrencies from tax dodgers

South Korea will look to tighten a crackdown on tax evasion by cryptocurrency investors and high-income earners as it seeks fresh revenue to cover rising welfare costs, its finance ministry said on Monday. | Continue reading

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Rumbling meteor lights up Norway; part of it may have landed near Oslo

An "unusually large meteor" briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said. | Continue reading

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Colombia boosts budding cannabis industry by removing ban on dry flower exports

Colombia on Friday gave the green light for exports of dried cannabis for medical and other industries, as the Andean country took another step to develop its marijuana industry, where progress has been slow despite high potential. | Continue reading

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EV startup Rivian announces $2.5 bln funding round led by Amazon, Ford

Electric car startup Rivian said on Friday it has closed a $2.5 billion fundraising round led by investors Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and T. Rowe Price.(TROW.O) | Continue reading

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Britain carves out exemption for gold clearing banks from Basel III rule

Banks clearing gold trades in London can apply for an exemption from tighter capital rules due in January 2022, a British regulator said on Friday, removing what some said was a threat to the functioning of the market. | Continue reading

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UK companies lead expansion in quantum computing

More than 80% of large companies in Britain are scaling up their quantum computing capabilities, making the country a leader in deploying the nascent technology to solve complex problems, according to research by Accenture (ACN.N). | Continue reading

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Judge OKs $85 mln settlement of Facebook moderators' PTSD claims

A California state judge has approved a settlement worth $85 million between Facebook Inc and a class of more than 10,000 content moderators who had accused the company of failing to protect them from psychological injuries resulting from their exposure to graphic and violent ima … | Continue reading

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Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 5%

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Thursday reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements to help brands reach potential customers. | Continue reading

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U.S. senators target tech's legal immunity to stop vaccine misinformation

Two Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday will add to the stack of bills going after Section 230 - a law that protects tech companies from being sued over content posted by users - making such platforms responsible for health-related misinformation. | Continue reading

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Inflation is REAL, the Fed is DEAF

Unilever Plc (ULVR.L) warned on Thursday that surging commodity costs would squeeze its full-year operating margin, overshadowing strong second-quarter sales growth fuelled by the easing of pandemic-related curbs in many of its markets. | Continue reading

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French cybersecurity agency warns of China-linked APT31 attacks

French cyber-security watchdog ANSSI warned on Wednesday of what it said were ongoing attacks against a large number of French organizations led by the China-linked APT31 hacking group. | Continue reading

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Websites of airlines, banks, tech companies down in widespread outage

Websites of several airlines, banks and technology companies including Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O) and American Express (AXP.N) were facing outages on Thursday. | Continue reading

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Russia disconnects from internet in tests as it bolsters security

Russia managed to disconnect itself from the global internet during tests in June and July, the RBC daily reported on Thursday, citing documents from the working group tasked with improving Russia's internet security. | Continue reading

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China rejects WHO plan for study of Covid-19 origin

China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could have escaped from a Chinese laboratory, a top health official said. | Continue reading

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YouTube says it pulled Bolsonaro videos for Covid-19 misinformation

YouTube said on Wednesday it had removed videos from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's channel for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, becoming the latest tech giant to pull his pandemic pronouncements. | Continue reading

@reuters.com | 6 days ago

“Most likely the answer is that Tesla would resume accepting Bitcoin.”

Electric-car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) will most likely restart accepting bitcoin as payments once it conducts due diligence on the amount of renewable energy used to mine the currency, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said at a conference on Wednesday. | Continue reading

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After $27.7 bln deal, Salesforce aims to connect companies via Slack

Business software maker Salesforce.com (CRM.N) on Wednesday closed its $27.7 billion purchase of Slack Technologies Inc (WORK.N), a massive bet that Slack's workplace app will become popular for collaborations within and between companies. | Continue reading

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Mobileye tests self-driving cars in New York City

Intel Corp (INTC.O) unit Mobileye on Tuesday said it was testing self-driving vehicles in New York City, including the bustling Manhattan borough, in an effort to prove its technology can handle jaywalkers, construction zones and even horse carriages. | Continue reading

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SoftBank-backed VTEX reveals revenue surge in filing for U.S. IPO

VTEX, a Brazilian digital commerce platform backed by SoftBank Group Corp, on Friday filed for an initial public offering in the United States, revealing a 56% jump in revenue in the three months ended March 31. | Continue reading

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Tesla plans to open its charging network to other EVs later this year

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plans to open its network of superchargers to other electric vehicles later this year, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Twitter. | Continue reading

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J&J exploring putting talc liabilities into bankruptcy

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection, according to seven people familiar with the matter. | Continue reading

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U.S. producer prices post biggest annual gain in more than 10-1/2 years

U.S. producer prices accelerated in June, leading to the largest annual increase in more than 10-1/2 years, suggesting inflation could remain high as robust demand fueled by the economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic strains the supply chain. | Continue reading

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U.S. President Joe Biden plans to name lawyer Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department's antitrust chief, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. | Continue reading

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Consumer Reports says Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' software lacks safeguards

Consumer Reports said Tuesday that Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) "Full Self-Driving" software lacks safeguards and raised concerns the system's use on public roads puts the public at risk citing reports from drivers. | Continue reading

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Ben and Jerry's to stop sales in Israeli settlements in occupied territories

Israel warned consumer goods giant Unilever Plc (ULVR.L) on Tuesday of "severe consequences" from a decision by subsidiary Ben & Jerry's to stop selling ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, and urged U.S. states to invoke anti-boycott laws. | Continue reading

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EU to tighten rules on cryptoasset transfers

Companies that transfer bitcoin or other cryptoassets must collect details of senders and recipients to help authorities crack down on dirty money, EU policymakers proposed on Tuesday in the latest efforts to tighten regulation of the sector. | Continue reading

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Shell confirms plan to appeal landmark Dutch climate ruling

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Tuesday confirmed it will appeal a Dutch court ruling ordering the energy company to accelerate its carbon emission reduction target. | Continue reading

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China unveils 600 kph maglev train

China unveiled a maglev train capable of a top speed of 600 kph on Tuesday, state media said. | Continue reading

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Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

"I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn't sure when he'll go home. | Continue reading

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Two dams in China's Inner Mongolia collapse after torrential rain

Two dams in China's northwestern region of Inner Mongolia have collapsed after torrential rain, the water ministry said on Monday, highlighting the safety risks posed by ageing infrastructure during the summer flood season. | Continue reading

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Olympic sponsor Toyota passes on TV commercials amid lacklustre support in Japan

Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota will not run Olympics-related TV commercials amid lacklustre public support for the Olympics, with two-thirds of Japanese doubting organisers can keep the Games safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a local media poll. | Continue reading

@reuters.com | 8 days ago

Robinhood seeks up to $35B valuation in mega U.S. IPO

Robinhood Markets Inc is targeting a valuation of up to $35 billion in its initial public offering in the United States, the company revealed in a filing on Monday, setting the stage for one of the highly anticipated stock market listings of the year. | Continue reading

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Tencent snaps up British video game developer Sumo in $1.3 bln deal

China's Tencent (0700.HK) will buy British videogame developer Sumo (SUMO.L) in a $1.27 billion deal, it said on Monday, adding new titles to its growing portfolio of chart-topping videogames. | Continue reading

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Israeli firm's spyware used to target journalists' cell phones – reports

An Israeli company's spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations published on Sunday. | Continue reading

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Zoom to buy cloud software provider Five9 in $15B deal

Zoom Video Communications Inc has agreed to buy cloud software provider Five9 Inc in an all-stock deal worth about $14.7 billion to target more business clients looking to boost customer engagement, it said on Sunday. | Continue reading

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