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Facebook’s Next Target: The Religious Experience

New York Times | July 25, 2021, 2:16 p.m.

The company is intensifying formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States and shaping the future of religious experience.

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How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password

Wired | July 25, 2021, 10 a.m.

Help your guests connect to your network without typing a thing.

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Broadband Internet Bill Too High? Here's How You Can Fix That.

Wall Street Journal | July 25, 2021, 10 a.m.

Consumers struggle to understand how much they should pay for broadband service; providers’ promotional pricing policies make it harder. Here are tips to simplify your internet bill.

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Spying allegations strain Morocco’s ties with France

FT | July 25, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Rabat denies bugging Macron’s phone but the claims come as kingdom’s foreign policy is becoming more assertive

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A tax loophole is helping bitcoin holders save tons of cash by avoiding federal taxes

CNBC | July 25, 2021, 10:03 a.m.

With crypto tokens, wash sale rules don't apply, meaning that you can sell your bitcoin and buy it right back, whereas with a stock, you would have to wait 30 days.

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The Best Sunglasses for Every Outdoor Adventure

Wired | July 25, 2021, 9 a.m.

Protect your eyes in style while you lounge, run, paddle, or work on your computer outside.

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DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth

Wired | July 25, 2021, 9 a.m.

Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible—and perhaps more common than we think.

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Hit the Road With These Travel-Planning Apps and Tricks

Wired | July 25, 2021, 8 a.m.

Let your phone be your guide. Even default map apps have handy features to help you plan an awesome itinerary.

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Trucks Move Past Cars on the Road to Autonomy

Wired | July 25, 2021, 8 a.m.

Money is pouring into autonomous trucking startups, just as many are souring on the short-term prospects for self-driving cars.

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DVB approves commercial requirements for DVB-I over 5G

Broadband TV News | July 25, 2021, 7:24 a.m.

The DVB Project has approved commercial requirements for DVB-I service support over 5G networks and systems. Work has already commenced in its Technical Module to provide extensions to the relevant existing specifications – including DVB-I service discovery and DVB-DASH – to address the use cases and requirements collected and agreed by the Commercial Module. Earlier […]

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China's Digital Yuan Puts Ant and Tencent in an Awkward Spot

Wall Street Journal | July 25, 2021, 8 a.m.

China is calling on private-sector pioneers Ant Group and Tencent to help it develop a state-backed digital currency that threatens the pair’s highly popular payment networks.

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How GungHo launched its bubblegum fighting game Ninjala in the pandemic

VentureBeat | July 25, 2021, 12:45 p.m.

Ninjala has had more than 7 million downloads in the past year. GungHo Entertainment is pushing to make it bigger with live operations.

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SoftBank Vision Fund’s bet on Didi falls into the red

FT | July 25, 2021, 7:32 a.m.

Japanese group’s heavy investments in Chinese tech have left it exposed to a regulatory crackdown

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Universal Music strikes licensing deal with video-sharing app Lomotif

FT | July 25, 2021, 7 a.m.

Agreement with Singapore-based rival to TikTok comes as music labels look to social media for revenue

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Trading apps reduce markets to a game

FT | July 25, 2021, 7 a.m.

Robinhood and similar online platforms do nothing to help the little guy or improve the financial system

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Data-driven iteration helped China’s Genki Forest become a $6B beverage giant in 5 years

TechCrunch | July 25, 2021, 1:52 p.m.

The bottled beverage industry wasn’t what Genki Forest’s founder, Binsen Tang, initially set out to tackle. The company aims to reach $1.2 billion this year.

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With post-pandemic AI, we’ve now stepped into the Age of Acceleration

VentureBeat | July 25, 2021, 10:21 a.m.

AI is entering take-off mode just as we exit an economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Get ready for a productivity boom.

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Zomato’s IPO, explained

Tech in Asia | July 25, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

Our top stories this week delve into Zomato’s investor deck, Indonesia’s consumer brands, and Shiok Meat’s new investors.

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The past, present, and future of mobile ad formats

VentureBeat | July 25, 2021, 10:16 a.m.

The most successful forms of mobile ad formats have their roots in what advertisers have learned in the past, present, and future of mobile.

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Ex-Careem exec’s B2B marketplace lands $3.5m in SOSV-led round

Tech in Asia | July 25, 2021, 4 a.m.

Part of the fresh funds will be used to launch Dastgyr’s new fintech solutions, including a buy now, pay later option.

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Employee data can be used for good, but treat it with care

FT | July 25, 2021, 1 a.m.

PwC offers a fitness watch to monitor employees’ wellbeing but it would be easy to misuse such insights

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