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Still fuming over a fact-checked Tweet, President Trump expected to sign executive order aimed at social media platforms

16 minutes ago   |   Fortune

Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter Inc. since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets. Now...
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A $416 USB drive claiming to block 'electric fog' caused by 5G turned out to be a generic $6 drive covered in a shiny sticker

A $416 USB drive claiming to block 'electric fog' caused by 5G turned out to be a generic $6 drive covered in a shiny sticker

42 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

A USB drive that retails for $416 and claims to block 5G radiation was proven to be a generic drive costing around $6. 5GBioShield said their USB "blocks imbalanced electric...
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Meniga, the digital banking tech provider, raises €8.5M led by French bank Groupe BPCE

3 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Meniga , the London-headquartered fintech that provides digital banking technology to some of the world's largest banks, has closed a €8.5 million in additional...
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Huawei's Meng Wanzhou drawn closer to extradition

3 hours ago   |   Reuters

Huawei Technologies Co's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to...
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Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regs or shutdown

6 hours ago   |   Chron   |   4 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering...
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Tencent raises $6 billion in largest Asian corporate debt deal this year

8 hours ago   |   Reuters

Tencent Holdings Ltd has raised $6 billion in debt, the Chinese technology company said on Thursday, in the largest debt deal by an Asian corporate in 2020.
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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

10 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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What Amazon would gain by buying self-driving car startup Zoox

11 hours ago   |   Fortune

Amazon's possible acquisition of self-driving car startup Zoox would help the online retailing giant expand its burgeoning logistics-and-delivery network. The price tag for the...
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Kerbox Media wants to see all agents in the video spotlight

12 hours ago   |   Inman   |   3 articles

Founded by a former Southern California agent, creative services company focuses on all things real estate video, from market updates to Zoom-call coaching.
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Stocks surge for a third day, S&P 500 closes above 3,000

13 hours ago   |   Fortune   |   7 articles

U.S. stocks advanced for a third day on rising optimism the pandemic's damage to the economy has peaked. Treasuries rose and oil slipped. The S&P 500 climbed to an 11-week...
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Stocks continue to rally despite China-Hong Kong tensions and mounting...

Stocks continue to rally despite China-Hong Kong tensions and mounting jobless claims

This is the web version of the Bull Sheet, Fortune's no-BS daily newsletter on the markets. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here . Good morning, Bull Sheeters. How's this... Read more ...

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong...

China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomy

China passed new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy. The proposal was voted on by the annual and largely... Read more ...

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumped all of his Hertz shares at an almost...

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumped all of his Hertz shares at an almost $2 billion loss after the car-rental giant's bankruptcy

Carl Icahn dumped his 39% stake in Hertz at a loss of nearly $2 billion on Tuesday. The billionaire investor sold his 55.3 million shares for less than $40 million after the... Read more ...

These are 10 European startups born out of the COVID-19 pandemic

These are 10 European startups born out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, online small businesses are booming in the UK. Everything from food delivery services to entrepreneurship lessons for kids is launching... Read more ...

Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

BANGKOK - South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains. Health officials... 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 ...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism from President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Wednesday night. Trump lashed out at Twitter... 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 ...

More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, which is...

More than 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the US, which is comparable to the number of residents in a city like Edison, New Jersey

The US surpassed 100,000 deaths due to the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. That's the equivalent of the entire population of Edison, New Jersey dying. More than 4,000 US cities... Read more ...