Month: January 2021

The United Nations chief called Thursday for global rules to regulate powerful social media companies like Twitter and Facebook. Secretary-General António Guterres said he believes it shouldn’t be a company that has the power to decide whether, for example, then president Donald Trump’s Twitter account should be closed, as a questioner asked. Rather, he said,
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How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now Startups providing the tools to build software that will run on quantum computers are enjoying interest from investors. Classiq, which provides a modeling tool for building algorithms for quantum computers, revealed this week
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Social media chatrooms are beginning to resemble the squawk boxes on old-fashioned trading floors, as a new generation of retail traders continues to gain influence over the stock market. While attention has focused on the Wallstreetbets Reddit page that helped send shares of GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings soaring, thousands of “amateur” investors have also
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The website of U.K. stock trading app Freetrade. Freetrade LONDON — British share trading app Freetrade told clients Friday that it had disabled purchases of U.S. stocks. Freetrade blamed the halt to U.S. stock purchases on a move by its currency exchange provider and their bank to limit the platform’s trading volume. Freetrade uses U.K.
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How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now 2020 was a huge struggle for individuals and businesses, but it did also bring progress, as it transformed work-life balance into work-life blended. It also gave companies a reality check on their
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How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now To provide clarity and avert potential harms, algorithms that impact human lives would ideally be reviewed by an independent body before they’re deployed, just as environmental impact reports must be approved before
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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask crosses California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images In late October, when San Francisco moved into California’s least-restrictive Covid-19 “yellow tier” — indicating minimal spread of the coronavirus — Lauren Crabbe was hopeful. Crabbe, the owner
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Social media services including Facebook and Reddit restrict discussions about weapons, drugs and other illegal activity, but their rules do not specifically mention another lucrative regulated good: stocks. Some people think they should. Users of a Reddit group, in which five million members exchange investment ideas, generated significant profits by gorging on shares of GameStop
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Facebook said on Friday it would soon start developing “topic exclusion controls” on its platform to give advertisers greater ability to weed out certain types of content from appearing alongside their ads. This comes after companies including Coca-Cola and Starbucks boycotted Facebook in July for not doing enough to curb hate speech on its site
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SpaceX’s first high-altitude test flight of its Starship rocket, which exploded last month while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch, violated the terms of its Federal Aviation Administration test license, the Verge reported on Friday, citing sources. An investigation was opened that week focusing on the explosive landing and on SpaceX’s refusal
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How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now SAP’s acquisition of Signavio, a provider of tools for analyzing existing business processes, will fill a critical gap in the company’s digital business transformation strategy. The deal was announced yesterday, along with
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PlayStation Plus subscribers can get their hands on three free games in the month of February. Control: Ultimate Edition, Concrete Genie, and Destruction AllStars are on the slate, to be available for download starting February 2. As Sony pushes more free exclusives for its newly launched PlayStation 5 consoles, Control: Ultimate Edition and Destruction AllStars
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LG has been an innovative smartphone manufacturer, and we’ve seen some out-of-the-ordinary smartphones from it recently. The LG G5 was a notable attempt at a modular smartphone, while the more recent LG G8X ThinQ and LG Velvet were foldable dual-screen models. The LG Wing is yet another one that breaks conventions with a futuristic and
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How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now Artificial intelligence and health care both deal heavily with issues of complexity, efficacy, and societal impact. All of that is multiplied when the two intersect. As health care providers and vendors work
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Razer Viper 8K gaming mouse has been released and it claims to have the “fastest speed and lowest latency ever achieved.” It comes with Razer’s improved optical switches and introduces Hyperpolling technology that brings true 8,000Hz polling rate. This allows the Razer Viper 8K mouse to send more data to your computer, reducing delay and
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