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From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown

4 minutes ago   |   Reuters

The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some...
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Oil falls as surprise U.S. stock build douses demand recovery hopes

20 minutes ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Oil prices plunged on Thursday after U.S. industry data showed a surprise steep build in crude oil inventories, dampening hopes of a smooth recovery in demand as some countries...
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G.E., Which Traces Its Roots to Thomas Edison, Sells Its Lighting Business

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The transaction represented a symbolic closing to G.E.'s opening chapters in the second Industrial Revolution.
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Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

2 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company's total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will...
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Oil drops as surprise U.S. stock build douses demand recovery hopes

3 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Oil prices slid for a second consecutive session on Thursday as U.S. industry data showed a steep and surprising build-up in crude stockpiles, dampening hopes of a smooth...
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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

7 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors...
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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

8 hours ago   |   Stl Today   |   2 articles

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.
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Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups

9 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo , an open banking platform that serves Latin...
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Barbara Sher, 84, Dies; Prescribed Self-Help With a Dose of Humor

9 hours ago   |   NY Times

After lifting herself up, she poked fund at the motivational industry while promoting her own brand of self-fulfillment in workshops and popular books.
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A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The coronavirus lockdown has sidelined performers and artists all across the entertainment industry. One family-run circus in Spain was on tour when lockdowns were put in...
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Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering... Read more ...

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused... Read more ...

A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as...

A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as companies race to create one

A new AP-NORC poll published Wednesday revealed about one in five people would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, and only about half of Americans would get the vaccination, as... Read more ...

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from...

US mission to the UN accuses China of 'exploiting COVID-19' to distract from abuses in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

The US mission to the UN accused China of exploiting the world's preoccupation with the spread of the new coronavirus to further erode Hong Kong's freedoms. Tensions between... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max , the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers. The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production... Read more ...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles...

Protesters marching over George Floyd's death overtake major Los Angeles freeway and clash with California Highway Patrol

Protesters in Los Angeles briefly overtook the 101 Freeway and shattered the windows of at least two law enforcement vehicles. Video from the incident shows protesters swarming... Read more ...

Many Americans say the pandemic changed their spending habits for the...

Many Americans say the pandemic changed their spending habits for the better, but experts are skeptical it will last

Surveys show that Americans redirected their discretionary income after restaurants and stores closed and social events were canceled because of the COVID-19 crisis. A majority... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One... Read more ...