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The $29 billion deal in 11 weeks: how Square bought Afterpay

Jack Dorsey introduced the world to expressing itself in just 140 characters as the creator of Twitter Inc, and his payments company, Square Inc, also likes getting straight to the point.

British military chiefs criticise China and Russia for 'reckless' behaviour in space

The two commanders also left open the possibility that the UK could develop its own weapons to defend assets in space for the first time.

Afterpay: Jack Dorsey's Square in Australia's biggest buyout

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's digital payments platform Square has agreed to take over the Australian 'buy now, pay later' firm Afterpay.

Cryptocurrency crime in Hong Kong hits record levels, with one victim losing HK$124mil to fraudsters

Police say trend is down to more people staying home and going online amid Covid-19 pandemic. Crimes involving the digital currency tend to fall into categories such as money laundering, online shopping scams, or investment ruses.

Apple ranks as world's most profitable company: Report

Apple is the most profitable company in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500 list for the 2020 fiscal year.

Zoom settles US class action privacy lawsuit for $86m

Video-conferencing firm Zoom has agreed to pay $86m (£61.9m) to settle a class action privacy lawsuit in the US.

Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformation

YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation.

Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'

Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?

Facebook, Google expect jabs for office return

Big tech firms are altering their return-to-work plans for employees, as Covid-19 cases rise in the US - with some stipulating that staff working in the office must be vaccinated.

Inside the Bitcoin mine with its own power plant

Environmentalists have criticised the gas-fired mine but the company says it offsets its emissions.

The rise of never-ending job interviews

Some companies are asking candidates to attend multiple interviews. But too many rounds could be a red flag – and even drive candidates away.

Can artificial intelligence be registered as a patent inventor? A landmark Australian court decision says it can

For decades, only human beings could be recognised as inventors by the patent office - but not anymore. 

Facebook Whistleblower Says Rejected $64k Severance to Be Able to Denounce Company

Facebook has seen a lot of backlash in various fields recently, particularly in relation to the platform allegedly allowing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus vaccines - with even the Biden administration joining the choir of critics.

Sky News Australia Suspended From YouTube For A Week Over Covid Report

Australian media reported that the suspension was issued after Sky News Australia allegedly denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use some anti-Covid drugs, without providing countervailing context.

UN Chief Flags "Education Crisis" As Schools Remain Closed Due to Covid

UN Chief Antonio Guterres said 156 million students are still affected by school closures due to COVID-19, and 25 million of them may never return.

19-Year-Old TikTok Star Dies Days After He Was Shot In US Cinema Hall

Tik Tok star Anthony Barajas, 19, died after the shooting that also killed his 18-year-old friend Rylee Goodrich, police said.

Chatbots' online takeover still some way off, according to new study

The German university’s study found that users’ negative reactions to unknowingly interacting with chatbots rose according to how critical they deemed the service query.

Blue Origin protest over SpaceX's lunar lander NASA contract rejected

The Blue Origin founder said NASA was required to make multiple awards after Elon Musk's SpaceX was awarded a €2.5 billion contract.

Crypto Surprise Rattles Industry in Rare Bipartisan U.S. Tax Plan

A Senate proposal to ramp up IRS surveillance over cryptocurrency transactions has the industry and investors questioning the plan’s viability and its promise of generating $28 billion in tax revenue.

Will Beijing’s Big Tech crackdown kill the golden goose?

Investors ranging from venture capitalists to secondary market investors are all trying to second-guess what is coming next from Chinese regulators.

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