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Robinhood denies ‘conspiracy’, prepares to lift GameStop trading restrictions

Vlad Tenev, chief executive of embattled stock trading platform Robinhood, has denied claims the decision to place limits on the trading of GameStop and other stocks was influenced by institutional investors. Asked by Elon Musk in an interview this morning whether large financial institutions, such as Citadel Securities, had conspired with regulators to squash the […]

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Global tax reforms affecting Apple ‘highly likely’ to happen

Major changes in the way tech giants like Apple are taxed will probably occur sometime in 2021, the German finance minister has warned, with an international agreement “highly likely” to be struck before the summer.
For years, governments around the world have grappled with the problem of properly taxing major multinational organizations such as […]

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Black History Month marked in Apple Watch Unity Challenge- 9to5Mac

An Apple Watch Unity Challenge has just landed, in which Apple invites us to keep moving to celebrate Black History Month. The company first announced it would be happening a couple of weeks ago. Black History Month can trace its own origins back to 1926, before becoming official in 1976 … The week-long event officially […]

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Apple’s $111.4 billion quarter – which analysts were right and which were wrong

In the wake of Apple’s stellar holiday quarter results, analysts have been quick to respond to the $111.4 billion in revenue and other data points Apple raised in its financials. Here’s what the analysts think of the results — as well as how far out they were in their predictions.
Apple’s first-quarter earnings for […]

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Immersive entertainment will provide the cut through brands need

As we settle into yet another lockdown, brands are facing two unfamiliar scenarios that are running concurrently and each providing their own challenges. Firstly they are fighting for the attention of an audience that is a combination of fatigued, dispirited, bored and stressed, and they are doing so in the face of an increasingly shallow […]

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EU claims court errors in bid to overturn $15.7 billion Apple tax judgment

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust enforcers have claimed a court made legal errors when it scrapped their order for iPhone maker Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($15.7 billion) in Irish back taxes, in a filing to have the verdict overturned. The stakes are high for the European Commission in its crackdown against what it […]

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Chrome for Android has two super handy new features – here’s how to try them

While the desktop versions of Chrome have included support for tab grouping for quite a while now, Google has been slow to bring the same feature to the mobile editions of its browser. But now this is starting to change. The company is in the process of rolling out two major tab-related changed to Chrome […]

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Nor’easter could bury the Big Apple in up to 2 feet of snow

A potent combination of heavy snow, gusty winds and coastal flooding will make travel difficult to impossible and could knock out power to some. On a five-tiered scale from the National Weather Service, New York City could see a level five or extreme impacts. In advance of the storm, New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, declared […]

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Microsoft Teams just crossed another major landmark figure

It seems that Microsoft Teams has not just become extremely popular as a workplace tool – it is increasingly being used for educational purposes as well, with over 100 million students now using the collaboration tool. It is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that it has had on face-to-face learning has resulted […]

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id Software’s Founders Talk 30 Years of Gaming History

On February 1, 1991, John Romero, John Carmack, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack officially founded id Software. The group went on to revolutionize the gaming industry with franchises such as Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake. Here’s a look back at id Software over the last 30 years, with a little help from those legendary developers. id Software: […]

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