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Samsung Chief Jailed For 2.5 Years Over Corruption Scandal

The ruling also cements a major shift in South Korea's view on wrongdoings committed by the owners of the country's powerful conglomerates, or chaebol, which led the country's economic rise after the Korean War on the back of what has been criticised as cozy relations with politicians.

Volkswagen and Audi are starting to challenge Tesla

The world's largest carmaker is starting to gain ground on Tesla.

Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Gomez said she’s frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lackluster response and that they have to “stop doing the bare minimum.”

Apple CEO responds to Big Tech criticism: No 'intersection' between free speech, incitement of violence

Apple CEO Tim Cook stood by his company's decision to remove alternative social media platform Parler from the App Store, as Big Tech companies face criticism over censorship after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Biden to replace Trump may encourage investors to sell Microsoft shares and buy Amazon shares instead

The Trump administration skyrocketed the value of Microsoft's shares, transferring to them the web hosting services of government servers that had hitherto been served exclusively by Amazon. By this move, Trump turned Microsoft from a company that has denied the Internet for years into a significant player in Internet server hosting. Now it’s time for Biden to pay back for the Washington Post journalism and Amazon banning Parler support.

What is Signal, and is it really safer than WhatsApp?

The encrypted messaging app Signal has seen an explosion in take-up recently. Recommended by Edward Snowden and Elon Musk, It reported a whopping five-fold growth in its Android user base on Tuesday alone, taking it to more than 50 million downloads on the platform.

After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses

Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.

France shields Carrefour from takeover in food security battle

Economy minister says Paris is ready to use new investment screening powers.

James Murdoch, son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, said news outlets that promoted 'lies' are to blame for US Capitol riot

James Murdoch, who broke with the family empire last year, said, without naming Fox News, that certain news outlets had "unleashed insidious forces."

What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future

China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are already the norm. Here’s what Beijing’s new system looks like—and how it would work.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has died of a heart attack

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (57), banker and Chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild holding company, has died of a heart attack.

WatsApp killer: Signal - the most secure messenger for everyone

Signal Private Messenger is the most secure messaging app you can install on your phone.

New York City rich and poor — the inequality crisis

Even before COVID-19, New York was already defined by a gap between the rich and poor. Yet during the pandemic, wealth has become a determinant of survival.

Jamie Dimon says JPMorgan Chase should absolutely be 'scared s---less' about fintech threat

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has watched while a new breed of fintech players, led by PayPal, Square and tech giants around the world have exponentially grown users and market value.

Miami mayor considers bitcoin investment to create crypto hotbed

The mayor of Miami wants to make his city more appealing to the tech industry by embracing bitcoin.

WhatsApp Delays -or at list this what they say- Data Sharing Change After Backlash

WhatsApp said it would instead "go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15.". In other words: they will kill all users privacy separately instead of their plan to do it to all at once, as this created a massive digital immigration from users who deleted WhatsApp and move to the much more secure and private apps, such as Signal and Telegram.

Bill Gates owns 242,000 acres of farmland, making him America's biggest private-farmland owner, according to a new report

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and fourth-richest person in the world, owns farmland in 18 US states from Washington to Florida.

UK Man Offers Millions In Covid Relief To Search Dump For Bitcoin Bounty

He threw the drive away during an office clearout in 2013, having forgotten that the bitcoin he acquired for a paltry sum four years earlier were still on the memory device.

Jack Ma: A look back at the Alibaba founder on 60 Minutes in 2014

Jack Ma told 60 Minutes about his relationship with the Chinese government and what he would do if the government asked for Alibaba’s user data.

El-Erian: This Bitcoin surge is different than the others

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, says the current surge in Bitcoin prices is different than the past because there's a solid foundation of long-term holders.

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