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Bitcoin, blockchain and ICOs: Confused? We explain

David Trilling Bitcoin is no longer just for geeks in obscure corners of the internet. Today you can use the digital currency tofly to Britain,buy an apartment and enroll in theLondon Sushi Workshop. Fans like its libertarian footing, how it dodges government control and how – especially in this privacy-challenged era – it boosts anonymity. But some detractors

New US jobless claims drop to 787,000 as stimulus talks stall

WASHINGTON (AFP) Photo: Collected New claims for US jobless benefits fell to 787,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, as congressional negotiations over a new economic stimulus package lost momentum. The big improvement brought claims below 800,000 for the second time since the pandemic started, with new seasonally adjusted

Huawei Launches All-scenario Intelligent Connectivity Solutions

David Wang Recently, the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei held the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2020) online in Beijing. With the theme of ‘Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together,’ this year’s UBBF discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era. At the event, David Wang, Huawei Executive Director and Chairman of the

Announcing Coursera for Campus free pricing options and academic integrity upgrades

New features support credit-bearing online learning, student employability, and mobile offline learning Photo: Collected Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, announced free versions of Coursera for Campus and upgraded features to address the critical and long-term needs of higher education worldwide. New features allow universities to deliver academic integrity for

Biden sets fundraising record with $383 mn in September

WASHINGTON (AFP) (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Joe Biden smashed his own monthly fundraising record by taking in $383 million in September for his presidential campaign, thanks mainly to a flood of donations after his first debate with President Donald Trump. Trump lagged far behind last month with $248 million. Besides the debate, a

YouTube toughens rules for QAnon conspiracy content

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) Photo: Shutterstock.com/Kaspars Grinvalds YouTube said Thursday it was tightening rules for propagation of conspiracy theories, notably targeting the QAnon movement already limited on Twitter and Facebook. The Google-owned video-sharing service said it was expanding its policies on hate and harassment “to prohibit content that targets an individual or

Apple joins to 5G revolution

Photo: AFP/Brooks Kraft Apple yesterday joined the move to 5G with unveiling four new iPhones which use the new standard in what could be a turning point for the high-speed wireless technology. “Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said during a streamed

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