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SoftBank-backed Grab begins trading on the Nasdaq after completing largest-ever SPAC merger

SoftBank-backed ride-hailing giant Grab began trading on the Nasdaq on Thursday, becoming the largest-ever company to close a SPAC merger and go public.

Apple shares slip on report of weak iPhone demand heading into holidays

Apple previously warned supply constraints will cause it to miss at least $6 billion in revenue for the holiday quarter.

Virgin Media outage hits UK TV viewers

The company said it was aware of an issue affecting TV services.

Jack Dorsey’s Square changes its name to Block

Days after Jack Dorsey resigned as chief executive of Twitter, his other company is changing its name.

Qualcomm jumps into hot gaming market with new chip for portable game consoles

The Snapdragon G3x chip will debut in a portable device made by Razer that resembles a Nintendo Switch that can play Android games.

WeWork discloses 'material weakness' and plans to restate financials, sending stock lower

WeWork said in a regulatory filing that it will restate financials for 2020 and 2021 after finding that it used the wrong public share count.

Snowflake stock soars on strong revenue and Q4 guidance

Shares of Snowflake were up more than 13% after it surpassed analyst expectations for third-quarter revenue and provided strong product revenue guidance.

Facebook ends ban on cryptocurrency ads

Facebook on Wednesday announced its decision to reverse long-standing policy that prevented most cryptocurrency companies from running ads on its services.

Microsoft Edge buy now pay later scheme met with criticism

Its Edge browser has added a credit scheme - which users have labelled as "exploitative".

Twitch unleashes AI tool to spot banned users

Twitch's suspicious-user detection system uses machine learning to spot those trying to evade bans.

Why Mars-bound astronauts may go to Iceland first

With a similar landscape to other worlds, it could aid research into extra-terrestrial missions.

UK's fastest broadband found in Swansea street

Residents can, according to website Uswitch.com, download a two-hour film in 47 seconds.

Big Tech ‘Amplification’: What Does That Mean?

Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.

How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

To plan for safe travels and gatherings this holiday season, here are some simple ways to take your Covid-related health data with you.

What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?

Mark Zuckerberg wants us thinking about visual art when we contemplate his company’s new venture. Artists should take the suggestion seriously.

Facebook reverses Kyle Rittenhouse search policy

Facebook had ensured searches of the teenager's name on its platform would result in blank pages.

Duolingo boss: 'Develop your social skills'

Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of language-learning app Duolingo, shares his business advice.

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely over role in advising governor brother Andrew during crisis

CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo for his role in advising his brother Andrew Cuomo during sexual harassment scandal.

Amazon rolled back Covid safety protocols in warehouses, says New York attorney general

New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed Amazon has ended Covid-19 safety measures meant to prevent crowding, increasing the risk of virus transmission.

Salesforce fourth quarter guidance misses Wall Street expectations

Salesforce said earnings per share for the December quarter would be between 72 and 73 cents, lower than Refinitiv analyst expectations of 81 cents.

Microsoft shareholders vote for the company to publish sexual-harassment report, in rare win for...

The rare vote for an activist initiative comes after a board-level investigation into co-founder Bill Gates' activities almost two decades earlier.

Twitter will remove images tweeted without consent

Images or videos of private individuals posted without consent could be removed for violating rules.

Facebook's executive in charge of cryptocurrency is leaving the company

David Marcus struggled to get the company's crypto project off the ground due in part to scrutiny from regulators.

Amazon touts record post-Thanksgiving sales amid lackluster Black Friday, Cyber Monday for retailers

Amazon said it rang up record sales between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, bucking the trend in the broader retail industry.

E-scooters in London: Met Police warn retailers not to exploit customers at Christmas

Thousands of e-scooters ridden illegally have been seized by police in London so far this year.

Parag Agrawal: India celebrates new Twitter CEO

Parag Agrawal's appointment has made headlines in India where Twitter has over 30 million users.

Amazon: Union election to be rerun after claims of foul play

Amazon workers in the US state will get a second chance to unionise in a major blow to the online giant.

MI6 must adapt to new technology to survive, says spy chief

Richard Moore says the secret service must partner with the private sector to find new technologies.

HashiCorp aiming for $13 billion valuation in IPO, according to updated prospectus

HashiCorp, a developer of software for managing cloud infrastructure, said on Monday that it plans to sell shares in its IPO for $68 to $72 each.

Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Updates from Day 4

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, took the stand for a fourth day on Monday.