Sunday, 11 April 2021


Diners at clandestine Paris soiree fined for lockdown breaches

(FILES) (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) PARIS – More than 110 people dining at a clandestine restaurant were fined late yesterday for violating a Covid-19 lockdown, Paris police said, days after the government denied allegations that ministers had attended similar underground soirees. The swoop in the French capital’s 19th ...

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Twitter launches ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ emoji as movement grows

BANGKOK – Social media giant Twitter launched an emoji for the Milk Tea Alliance, a global online pro-democracy movement that has united anti-Beijing campaigners in Hong Kong and Taiwan with protesters in Thailand, Myanmar and beyond. Activists welcomed the announcement of the emoji – a white cup set against a ...

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Acer sees global chip shortage gradually easing

TAIPEI – A global shortage of chips for mid-end consumer products is starting to ease and will be much better come the second half of the year, a senior executive at Taiwan’s Acer Inc, the world’s No. 5 PC vendor by shipments, said on Tuesday. From delayed car deliveries to ...

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Nike wins halt to sales of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

copyright – MSCHF NEW YORK – A federal judge sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of “Satan Shoes” it produced in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X. U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee in Brooklyn ruled three days after Nike sued MSCHF ...

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Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency

LONDON – Visa Inc said it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry. Visa has launched the pilot program with payment and crypto platform and plans ...

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New York Times columnist sells digital article for $563,000

LONDON – A New York Times columnist has sold one of his articles in digital form for $563,000, the latest example of the craze surrounding “non fungible tokens,” which collectors are snapping up. Keven Roose’s article entitled “Buy This Column on the Blockchain” was itself aimed at trying to test ...

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