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Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to be world's second-richest person
Further rise in Tesla share price pushes entrepreneur past Microsoft co-founder
Google’s Task Mate App to Pay Users to Do Simple Tasks on Their Phones
Users will be paid in local currency for the tasks they complete on Task Mate.
PayPal's CEO talks digital payments and cryptocurrency
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, says the pandemic has accelerated the rise of digital payments. He also discusses the company's decision to accept digital currencies.
YouTube adds ads but won't pay all content-makers
YouTube says it will start showing adverts on more videos - but won't necessarily pay the video-maker a cut.
Work from home in Greece or Barbados? The Fight for Covid’s Digital Nomads
Like birds migrating south for the winter, a new species is packing up for the great trek: Work-from-homers looking for a sunny beach idyll with a good Wi-Fi connection.
Google: Garage owner takes on tech firm over fake reviews
A car sales business owner says he is taking legal action against Google over a series of fake and damaging reviews.
The world's biggest crypto fund manager says bitcoin is the next step in the evolution of money - and 'I can't use it to buy coffee' is no longer a sound argument | Currency News | Financial and Business News | Markets Insider
Bitcoin is not a fad that will fade away, said Michael Sonnenshein, managing director of Grayscale Investments. Investors understand that "buying Bitcoin and putting it in their portfolio is meant to be a store of value, inflation h...
Twitter To Hand Official President Account To Biden On Inauguration Day
The social media giant is "actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021," Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico in an email.
Bitcoin approaches US$19,000 as true believers look to record high
Cryptocurrency fans cite wider institutional acceptance after PayPal Holding’s October decision to allow customers to access cryptocurrencies led bitcoin to spike above US$13,000 for the first time in over a year.
Apple To Pay $113 Million To Settle US Probes Into iPhone "Batterygate"
The company's mea culpa hardly satisfied critics, including in US Congress, which at the time sharply criticized Apple for throttling devices.
Meeting Santa through an A.I. app
This Christmas, children can ask questions to Santa through an app and the answers are prompted by voice activation.
Dubai ‘jetman’ whose flights wowed viewers dies in training incident
French skydiver Vincent Reffet had set a world record with his base jump off the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
Tech titan flees San Francisco for Florida, says city is poorly managed
Tech titan Keith Rabois announced this week he is leaving California's Silicon Valley and moving to the Floridian metropolis of Miami.
Apple cuts App Store fees to 15 per cent for small developers
Apple says it is cutting App Store fees in half to help small businesses as they face economic hurdles during the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has also been facing increasing scrutiny over its 30 per cent cut of in-app purchases.
Vatican Investigates How Pope's Instagram Account "Liked" Photo Of Model
The Vatican has launched an investigation into how Pope Francis's Instagram account "liked" a raunchy photograph of a Brazilian bikini model with her bottom on display, an official said Friday.
Leaked Citibank Report Reveals Bitcoin Could Rocket To $300,000 Price By End Of 2021
A leaked report from Wall Street giant Citibank has revealed a senior analyst thinks bitcoin could potentially hit a high of $318,000 by December 2021, calling it "21st century gold".
CIA awards cloud computing contract worth billions to firms including Amazon, Microsoft, Google
The Central Intelligence Agency has awarded a cloud computing contract said to be worth "tens of billions" to five of America's biggest tech companies.
Working from home is a boost for a...desktop phone company?
With many people working from home for the foreseeable future -- and perhaps forever -- you wouldn't expect a company that still makes desktop phones to be thriving.
Pope’s account ‘likes’ racy Instagram post; Vatican investigates
Lingerie photo of influencer Natalia Garibotto was captioned with a devil horn emoji and the line: ‘I can teach you a thing or two.’
Bitcoin rises over $18,000 and touches record market value, exceeding its 2017 top
The world's most prominent digital currency on Wednesday is back to carving out records just like it was 2017.
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