Month: February 2021

There’s More To Cryptocurrency Than Bitcoin

While some older forms of cryptocurrency have been in existence since the 1980’s, most people learned about cryptocurrency through the lens of the monumental rise of Bitcoin. Founded in 2008 under mysterious circumstances, Bitcoin has taken us on a roller coaster ride of epic proportions and created many “new rich” in the process. Just imagine […]

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Facebook strikes back against Apple iOS 14 IDFA privacy change

The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the 56th Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 15, 2020. Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images Facebook on Monday will begin urging some iPhone and iPad users to let the company track their activity so the social media giant can show […]

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Even before GameStop stock frenzy, Robinhood raised a lot of red flags

Robinhood has long been criticized for allegedly turning investing into a game.  Getty Images Robinhood, the stock trading app at the center of the bizarre GameStop saga, has long been controversial. Even before the run-up of GameStop and other stocks like AMC and BlackBerry elevated the fee-free service to a household name, Robinhood had been […]

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You could own an antique Apple computer for R22.4-million

An incredibly rare 45-year-old Apple computer could be yours for a cool $1.5-million (R22.4-million). A “working” Apple-1 computer, one of the first computers launched by the  company in 1976 is available for sale on eBay The relic holds a very special place in the hearts of many Apple fans. Legend has it that the computers […]

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Apple is planning to issue dollar-denominated bonds in six-tranche deal

Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.05% has filed a preliminary prospectus for a six-tranche bond deal, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. The company did not specify deal size, but said it will offer dollar-denominated five-year, seven-year, 10-year, 20-year, 30-year and 40-year bonds. The iPhone maker has regularly tapped credit markets to finance its […]

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Silver Is the New GameStop as Musk’s #Bitcoin Stalls

Bitcoin (BTC) quickly settled back into the past couple weeks’ range between roughly $30,000 and $36,000, after a short-lived price spike Friday when Elon Musk, the electric-vehicle and private-spaceflight entrepreneur who’s also reportedly the world’s richest person, added “#bitcoin” to his Twitter profile. “The longer we stay at the current level, the stronger the base […]

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EU Moves Forward With Appeal Against Apple’s ‘Contradictory’ Tax Case Victory

The European Union has set out its grounds of appeal against Apple’s victory in its $13 billion euro ($15.8 billion) tax dispute, saying that judges used “contradictory reasoning” when they ruled that Apple’s business in Ireland was not liable for significant payments (via Bloomberg). In a summary of its appeal published earlier today, the EU […]

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