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Fake websites target online holiday shoppers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Fake websites target online holiday shoppers – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Fake websites are stealing money from unsuspecting shoppers. Anna Werner shares tips on how to avoid getting scammed. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for......

New digital platform helps conservationists gather data, protect pumas in the Pacific Northwest

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New digital platform helps conservationists gather data, protect pumas in the Pacific Northwest – CBS News Watch CBSN Live EarthRanger was developed to fight elephant poaching in Africa. Now the real-time mapping software helps wildlife biologists on the Olympic......

Consortium of Japanese firms to test digital currency in coming months, launch in FY2022

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A man walks past in front of a sign board of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, the asset management unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), in Tokyo, Japan July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Consortium includes Japan’s three......

Policyholders pull back from digital claims in post-pandemic insurance world

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The logo of Zurich Insurance is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Policyholders are starting to pull back from digital channels as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and revert to in-person ways to......

The Digital Transformation of Our Holiday Shopping Season – Technology

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(EastBanc Technologies) – The term “digital transformation” is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it’s discussed more than ever today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation describes a company’s adoption of software so it can adapt quickly to business and......

CVS to close about 900 stores over next three years, as it shifts to digital strategy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People walk by a CVS Pharmacy store in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters CVS Health said Thursday that it will close about 900 stores over the next three years, as it adjusts to shoppers......

Germany’s $9 billion digital bank N26 to withdraw from the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here N26 co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf speaks on stage during TechCrunch’s Disrupt Berlin event at Treptow Arena on November 30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Noam Galai | Getty Images for TechCrunch German digital bank N26 is shutting down its U.S.......

Apple is sticking taxpayers with part of the bill for rollout of tech giant’s digital ID card

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wallet and keys Source: Apple Apple is making U.S. states foot part of the bill and provide customer support for its plan to turn iPhones into digital identification cards, according to confidential documents obtained by CNBC. The company requires states......

Central bank digital currencies are a long way from becoming reality — unless you’re in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here China’s digital yuan currency is displayed on a mobile phone in Yichang, Hubei province, China, Feb. 22, 2021. Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Don’t expect central banks to issue their own digital currencies anytime soon — that was......

More catalogs, TV and celebrity pitches: Retailers rethink holiday ads amid digital marketing upheaval

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Denis Charlet | AFP | Getty Images It’s not just raw materials, transportation and labor expenses that are rising. Retailers are also facing climbing digital ad costs. The challenge is: Will it be worth the extra money? Last year —......

E-commerce giant JD starts accepting China’s digital currency on Singles Day for the first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here GUANGZHOU, China — JD.com is accepting China’s digital yuan for payment on its e-commerce platform during Singles Day for the first time. While China’s digital currency, the e-CNY, has not officially rolled out nationwide, JD’s move to accept it during......

Grayscale-parent Digital Currency Group tops $10 billion valuation with SoftBank, Google investments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Barry Silbert, Founder and CEO, Digital Currency Group  David A. Grogan | CNBC Digital Currency Group is selling shares to SoftBank and Google’s venture capital arm in a deal that values the crypto conglomerate at more than $10 billion.  The......

An activist is trying to split Macy’s digital biz, mimicking Saks. But experts are raising red flags

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Macy’s Herald Square Flagship Department Store in Midtown Manhattan New York. Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images An activist investor is pressuring Macy’s to split its digital operations from its stores in a bid to unlock value at the......

For Soccer Ventures Announces Partner Lineup for FootyCon-Inaugural Digital Soccer Festival Nov. 10

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Soccer Lifestyle Festival Presented Exclusively on the NTWRK App from 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 10; Topps announced as exclusive collectible partner of FootyCon   Footycon Nov. 10 on NTWRK App LOS ANGELES – Oct. 28, 2021 – — For Soccer Ventures (FSV) today announced the lineup......

From pushback on Facebook’s digital wallet to iris scanning for free coins: 6 things that happened in crypto this past week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 1. The first U.S. futures-based bitcoin ETF launched 2. Senators call on Facebook to shelve Novi Also on Tuesday, Senate Democrats wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, in an effort to push the social media giant to......

Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition drops 10% after huge gains on social media merger news

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The social media app will be developed by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG). Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images The SPAC stock linked to Donald Trump’s planned social media platform sharply dropped in price Monday afternoon after booking......

With Coercion and Black Boxes, Russia Installs a Digital Iron Curtain

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Russia’s boldest moves to censor the internet began in the most mundane of ways — with a series of bureaucratic emails and forms. The messages, sent by Russia’s powerful internet regulator, demanded technical details — like traffic numbers, equipment specifications and connection speeds — from companies that provide internet and......

Facebook, Twitter and digital ad stocks drop sharply after Snap earnings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shares of Facebook and Twitter and other social media and digital advertising companies are sharply down in after-hours trading, after Snap reported it missed revenue expectations in the third quarter as Apple‘s iPhone privacy changes disrupted its advertising business. Snap......

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