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Cryptoverse: Is the end of the bitcoin winter nigh?

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May 24 (Reuters) – The crypto winter is into its ninth week and bitcoin can’t shake the chills. From technicals to turnover, market indicators are flashing red or amber for the biggest cryptocurrency, which has lost a third of its value in just two months. So what now? Register now......

Oh Snap! Social media stocks lose billions after Snapchat parent warning

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A woman stands in front of the logo of Snap Inc on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, NY, U.S. March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 24 (Reuters) – Snap Inc (SNAP.N) shares plunged......

Asia stocks restrained as U.S. futures retreat

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Men wearing protective face masks walk under an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei share average inside a conference hall, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets : Nikkei dips as U.S.......

Oracle’s Ellison joined Nov 2020 call about contesting Trump’s defeat

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Larry Ellison, billionaire chairman and co-founder of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N), participated shortly after the November 2020 U.S. presidential election in a phone call focused on strategies for contesting former President Donald Trump’s defeat, according to an email revealed in a court document. The Nov. 14,......

Musk says ‘Tesla is on my mind 24/7’ amid concerns about Twitter distraction

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday that “Tesla is on my mind 24/7,” trying to soothe investor worries about him being distracted by a Twitter (TWTR.N) deal that has depressed stocks at the electric car company. Posting a picture showing a woman......

WhatsApp to launch cloud-based tools, premium features for businesses

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A 3D-printed Whatsapp logo is placed on the keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – WhatsApp is introducing free cloud-based API services in a push to get more businesses using the app, Meta......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Musk tells conference a lower price for Twitter might be appropriate

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May 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk suggested that a lower price for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) may be appropriate as he and CEO Parag Agrawal quarreled over the company’s estimates of spam accounts on Monday, according to an attendee at a private conference where Musk was speaking. Twitter shares extended losses......

Tech firms ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas social media law

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Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – Lobbying groups representing Facebook(FB.O), Twitter(TWTR.N), Google (GOOGL.O) and other tech companies filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court on......

Do spam bots really comprise under 5% of Twitter users? Elon Musk wants to know

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May 13 (Reuters) – Since 2013, Twitter has downplayed the spread of fake accounts on its platform, holding that “false or spam” accounts make up less than 5% of its user base even as independent researchers said the number could be three times higher. That discrepancy could now affect the......

Wall Street rallies at end of roller coaster week

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A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Twitter drops as Musk puts purchase deal on hold All major indexes on course for steep weekly losses Indexes up: Dow......

EXCLUSIVE Facebook-owner Meta tells hardware staffers to prepare for cutbacks

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Small figurines are seen in front of displayed Meta logo in this illustration taken February 11, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Ilustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 11 (Reuters) – Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) is preparing cutbacks in its Reality Labs division, a unit at the center......

Explainer: Can Elon Musk renegotiate a lower price for his Twitter deal?

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May 11 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) shares have plunged to their lowest level since the social media company agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk for $44 billion on April 25, raising questions over whether the world’s richest person will try to renegotiate the deal. On Tuesday, the implied......

Russian-backed separatist regions of east Ukraine block Facebook, Instagram

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May 11 (Reuters) – The Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) in eastern Ukraine said on Wednesday they had blocked access to Facebook and Instagram, aligning themselves with Russia’s policy on the U.S.-based social networks. Moscow recognised the two separatist regions as independent on Feb. 21,......

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

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May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of Tesla Inc,......

EU industry chief Breton, Musk signal agreement on Digital Services Act

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BRUSSELS, May 9 (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton met Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk in Texas on Monday and the two signalled agreement on EU digital media regulation ahead of Musk’s purchase of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N). The meeting comes weeks after the world’s richest man clinched a......

Suncor CEO Little faces scrutiny after activist Elliott takes aim

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May 8 (Reuters) – Three months ago Mark Little, the chief executive of Canadian oil and gas major Suncor Energy (SU.TO), issued a mea culpa. In January two trucks had crashed at an oil sands mine in northern Alberta, killing one person. This raised the number of on-the-job fatalities at......

Musk’s $44 bln Twitter buyout challenged in shareholder lawsuit

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May 6 (Reuters) – Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) were sued on Friday by a Florida pension fund seeking to stop Musk from completing his $44 billion takeover of the social media company before 2025. In a proposed class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the Orlando Police Pension......

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