Verizon gambles on sports betting to restore media business

FT | Feb. 28, 2021, 11 p.m.

Booming US gambling market grants telecoms group’s failed push into content a shot at redemption

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Biden tells Amazon not to meddle in union vote

FT | Feb. 28, 2021, 11:17 p.m.

President says middle class was built by workers with protections from organised labour

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Sources: WeWork co-founder gains windfall as SoftBank settles lawsuit

Tech in Asia | Feb. 28, 2021, 11:07 p.m.

Neumann will sell about US$480 million in stock to SoftBank as well as receive a separate payment for legal fees and a noncompete fee.

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Report: Singapore not aiming to be cashless amid rising e-payment adoption

Tech in Asia | Feb. 28, 2021, 10:51 p.m.

According to a Monetary Authority of Singapore board member, 80% of residents and businesses in the country are now on the PayNow network.

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Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 9 p.m.

The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.

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Axonius raises $100 million to protect IoT devices from cyberattack

VentureBeat | Feb. 28, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

Axonius, a cybersecurity startup focused on the IoT sector, has raised $100 million at a $1 billion valuation.

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Lime unveils new ebike as part of $50 million investment to expand to more 25 cities

TechCrunch | March 1, 2021, midnight

Lime said Monday it has allocated $50 million towards its bike-share operation, an investment that has been used to develop a new ebike and will fund its expansion this year to another 25 cities in North America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.  If the company hits its goal, Lime’s bike-share service will be operational […]

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Affordable Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones: Good Sound With a Trade-Off

Wall Street Journal | Feb. 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

For good headphones, you can make a great find without breaking the bank. You just have to know where to look.

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Skydio valuation raises American hopes in drone war with China

FT | Feb. 28, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

Placement of DJI on trade blacklist has opened new opportunities for US manufacturers

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Qualcomm veteran to replace Alain Crozier as Microsoft Greater China boss

TechCrunch | Feb. 28, 2021, 9:22 p.m.

Microsoft gets a new leader for its Greater China business. Yang Hou, a former executive at Qualcomm, will take over Alain Crozier as the chairman and chief executive officer for Microsoft Greater China Region, according to a company announcement released Monday. More to come…

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Autonomous drone maker Skydio raises $170M led by Andreessen Horowitz

TechCrunch | Feb. 28, 2021, 8:31 p.m.

Skydio has raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. That pushes it into unicorn territory, with $340 million in total funding and a post-money valuation north of $1 billion. Skydio’s fresh capital comes on the heels of its expansion last year into the enterprise market, and it […]

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Space startup Gitai raises $17.1M to help build the robotic workforce of commercial space

TechCrunch | Feb. 28, 2021, 8 p.m.

Japanese space startup Gitai has raised a $17.1 million funding round, a Series B financing for the robotics startup. This new funding will be used for hiring, as well as funding the development and execution of an on-orbit demonstration mission for the company’s robotic technology, which will show its efficacy in performing in-space satellite servicing […]

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The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Kind of Player

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 9 a.m.

From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite video game escapes for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 8 a.m.

Twenty years ago, physicists began investigating a mysterious asymmetry inside the proton. Their results show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.

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How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 8 a.m.

Connecting to cell networks is an increasingly viable option—here’s how it works.

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Warnings From the Queer History of Modern Internet Regulation

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 8 a.m.

Section 230 faces countless reform efforts. But a look back reminds us that categorical content bans often come at the expense of marginalized groups.

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Period Underwear Changed My Life—and I'm Never Going Back

Wired | Feb. 28, 2021, 7 a.m.

Wearing underwear designed to absorb my menstrual flow—with no additional protection—has made my period more comfortable. It’s kinder to the planet too.

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Golden Globes 2021 results: The full list of winners, from The Crown to The Queen's Gambit - CNET

CNET | Feb. 28, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

Nomadland, Chadwick Boseman, Borat, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot, Schitt's Creek and The Crown's Diana and Charles actors win big.

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Why IT needs to lead the next phase of data science

VentureBeat | Feb. 28, 2021, 11:40 a.m.

In most companies, data science is a “Wild West” of disconnected projects. With IT oversight, these investments becomes scalable, reusable.

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One Championship: Are its critics right?

Tech in Asia | Feb. 28, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

Our top stories this week look at the inner workings of Asia's largest global producer of live sports, the dark side of “buy now, pay later,” and Sleek’s new management team.

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