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PayPal Exploring a Purchase of Pinterest, Valuing Social Media Firm at $39 Billion

PayPal is exploring an acquisition of social media company Pinterest, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. From a report: San Jose, California-based PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, the people said, asking not to be i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotOct 20th, 2021

Right-wing activists are openly "weaponizing" Twitter"s new private media policy

Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" reported their accounts.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

Why the FTC (and everyone else) is trying to block Nvidia from buying ARM

Nvidia's bid to purchase chip designer ARM has been at the center of controversy for over a year, and now the FTC has formally filed a lawsuit. Here's why......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

German Coalition Backs Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Places

Germany's incoming government is throwing its weight behind a ban on the use of biometric identification technologies such as facial recognition in public places. From a report: According to their coalition deal, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FTC sues Nvidia to preserve Arm’s status as “Switzerland” of semiconductors

Regulator's lawsuit threatens to scuttle the largest chip merger in history. Enlarge (credit: Arm) The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm, the semiconductor design firm, saying that the bl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

A new exoplanet: Meet GJ 367b, an iron planet smaller and denser than Earth

As our solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago, small grains of dust and ice swirled around, left over from the formation of the Sun. Through time, they collided and stuck to each other. As they grew in size, gravity helped them clump together. One.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Making your website stickier: The role of customer value, satisfaction, trust and habit

A competitor is usually just one click away, so how to companies make their websites stickier and so retain their potential buyers and persuade them to make a purchase? Writing in the International Journal of Technology Marketing, a team from India h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Taiwan ranked largest semiconductor equipment market in 3Q21

Worldwide semiconductor equipment billings increased 8% sequentially and a robust 38% on year to US$26.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, according to SEMI. The quarter also marked the fifth consecutive quarter of record-high billings......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Japan investments in Vietnam surge 90% in first ten months of 2021

In the first ten months of 2021, Japanese firms invested a total of US$3.4 billion in Vietnam, 90% higher than the amount of the same period of the previous year, according to Vietnamnet. Up to 150 investment projects by Japanese firms were approved.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FCCL maker Taiflex to invest over NT$2 billion in capacity expansion

Taiwan's FCCL specialist Taiflex Scientific has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$2 billion (US$72 million) in expanding production capacities at its plants in China and Taiwan over the next two years......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Trump"s Social Media Site Quietly Admits It"s Based On Mastodon

mrflash818 shares a report from PCMag: To avoid a lawsuit, Donald Trump's social media site is quietly acknowledging the computer code powering the platform comes from Mastodon. Trump's "Truth Social" site now features a dedicated section labeled "op.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FTC sues to block Nvidia"s $40 billion takeover of Arm

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block US chipmaker Nvidia's proposed $40 billion takeover of UK chip design firm Arm, saying it would stifle competition and give the combined company too much control over chip technology and designs......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Goldman Sachs, Other Wall Street Banks Exploring Bitcoin-Backed Loans

Goldman Sachs is among a handful of tier-one U.S. banks figuring out how to use bitcoin as collateral for cash loans to institutions, CoinDesk reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the plans. From the report: Banks such as Goldman will not t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

FTC Sues To Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Nvidia's $40 billion acquisition of a fellow chip company, Arm, halting one of the biggest semiconductor industry deals in history. From a report: The F.T.C. said the deal between Nvidia, which i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Judge tears apart Texas social media law for violating First Amendment

Ruling blocks law that would force social networks to carry objectionable content. Enlarge / US and Texas flags flying outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: Getty Images | PA Thompson) A federal judge y.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Texas ban on social media “censorship” violates First Amendment, judge rules

Ruling blocks law that would force social networks to carry objectionable content. Enlarge / US and Texas flags flying outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: Getty Images | PA Thompson) A federal judge y.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Californian Firm Touts "Mushroom Leather" as Sustainability Gamechanger

An anonymous reader shares a report: Vegan alternatives to leather could save more than just animals. The scientists behind fashion's new latest must-have -- the "mushroom leather" handbag -- believe that mycelium, a material grown from fungi which c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Tesla is Now Selling a $1,900 Electric Cyberquad ATV for Kids

Tesla has launched a mini Cyberquad designed for the kiddos starting in 2-4 weeks if you order one right now from its website. From a report: The Tesla 'Cyberquad for Kids' is available to purchase on Tesla's site for $1,900 -- a steep price relative.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

What big data reveals about online extremism

As extremist groups and fringe movements like QAnon have gained mainstream awareness, their ability to rapidly proliferate misinformation and conspiracies has put social media platforms under heightened public scrutiny. Facebook, Twitter, and other t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Xiaomi supplier DBG Tech to set up new lines in Bangladesh

Chinese IT product manufacturer DBG Technology has confirmed it will set up new production lines in Bangladesh, following its success in India and Vietnam, according to Chinese media Jiwei and East Money Information......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

ASE to sell part of factory operations in China

OSAT company ASE Technology has disclosed plans to sell part of its factory operations in China for over US$1 billion......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021