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Cryptoverse: Flurry of Funds Bet on Bruised Bitcoin's Allure

A growing number of funds are betting on the long-term appeal of bitcoin and ether, a gritty gambit in the depths of a crypto winter. Unfazed by a collapse in prices over the past 11 months, investment firms have unleashed a flurry of exchange-traded funds, anticipating that elite cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology will eventually […]

Taiwan and U.S. Tensions with China Pose 'Serious' Challenges for Chip Industry - TSMC

Rising Taiwan-China and U.S.-China tensions have brought “more serious” challenges for the semiconductor industry, the chairman of Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC said on Wednesday. Taiwan is a major producer of chips used in everything from cars and smartphones to data centres and fighter jets, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) is the world’s largest contract […]

Meta Accepts UK Order to Sell Giphy After Antitrust Battle

Britain’s competition regulator has ordered Facebook-owner Meta to sell animated-images platform Giphy on Tuesday after a tribunal upheld its view that the acquisition could damage its rivals and remove a potential competitor in advertising. Meta said it would accept the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) order to unwind the 2020 deal. “We are disappointed by […]

Explainer-Parler: What Is the Social Media App Kanye West Is Buying?

U.S. rapper Kanye West, who now goes by Ye, has agreed in principle to buy social media platform Parler, which is popular among U.S. conservatives, the app’s parent company said on Monday. Ye’s offer comes after the artist was locked out of his Twitter and Instagram accounts this month for making posts that online users […]

When the AI Goes Haywire, Bring on the Humans

Used by two-thirds of the world’s 100 biggest banks to aid lending decisions, credit scoring giant Fair Isaac Corp and its artificial intelligence software can wreak havoc if something goes wrong. That crisis nearly came to pass early in the pandemic. As FICO recounted to Reuters, the Bozeman, Montana company’s AI tools for helping banks […]

Facebook Parent Seeks Dismissal of U.S. Challenge to Within Unlimited Deal

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc on Thursday asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that argues that the company’s proposed deal to buy reality content maker Within Unlimited should be blocked. “The FTC’s attempt to fix its ill-conceived complaint still ignores the facts and the law and […]

U.S. FCC Set to Ban Approvals of New Huawei, ZTE Equipment -Document

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is set to ban approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE in the United States on national security grounds, according to an agency document. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel last week circulated the proposed ban to the other three commissioners for final approval. The companies would not […]