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Alibaba founder Jack Ma reappears for the first time since crackdown on his tech empire

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alibaba founder Jack Ma has emerged after weeks out of the spotlight that sparked speculation about his whereabouts as his companies face increased regulatory scrutiny. In a video posted on Chinese social media, Ma addressed rural teachers as part of......

TikTok owner ByteDance launches payments in China as it pushes into fintech and e-commerce

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A symbol of TikTok (Douyin) is pictured at The Place shopping mall at dusk on August 22, 2020 in Beijing, China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — ByteDance has launched a new payment service within......

Tencent teams up with Chinese automaker Geely on driverless and smart car tech

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Logo of Chinese automaker Geely Auto. Zhang Peng | Getty Images China’s Tencent has teamed up with automaker Geely on various car technologies as traditional vehicle manufacturers continue to partner technology giants. The deal will see the two work on......

NHL pulling faulty pucks with tracking technology

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The NHL announced that it will stop using pucks with imbedded tracking technology for the foreseeable future due to complaints about their performance during the start of the 2021 season. The change is effective beginning with Tuesday night’s games. The NHL reviewed the first supply of tracking pucks that it......

From Jeep to Maserati, Stellantis to rollout 10 new EV models in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Fiat Chrysler Stellantis – the product of a $52 billion merger between automakers Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA – plans to offer an array of all-electric or hybrid vehicles through 2025, including 10 new models......

YouTube extends Trump suspension for another week

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Michael Newberg | CNBC YouTube is extending Donald Trump’s channel suspension for a week longer than its previous temporary suspension. The Google-owned company confirmed to CNBC the extension Tuesday, citing a potential for ongoing violence.......

Netflix shares rise 11% on strong subscriber growth, considers share buybacks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here (L-R) Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos attend the “Marseille” Netflix TV Serie World Premiere At Palais Du Pharo In Marseille, on May 4, 2016 in Marseille, France. Stephane Cardinale | Corbis | Getty Images Netflix reported earnings for the fourth......

SpaceX bought two former Valaris oil rigs to build floating launchpads for its Starship rocket

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An 8500 series oil rig ENSCO Elon Musk’s SpaceX bought two deepwater oil rigs last year and is converting them into floating launchpads, to support the enormous Starship rockets that the company is developing. The rigs are in the Port......

Bitcoin and U.S. tech stocks are the biggest market bubbles right now, investors say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, a visual representation of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is arranged on a circuit board of a hard drive. Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images Bitcoin and U.S. tech stocks are viewed by investors as the biggest market......

428K People Are Fascinated By This Robot Turtle Video Capturing 20,000 Turtles Laying Eggs In Costa Rica

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Every year, around the North Pacific beaches of Costa Rica, thousands of turtles set off on a mission to lay their eggs above the high water mark on the shore. The nesting season is truly a spectacle where around 20,000 reptiles in a single day crawl out of the sea,......

MyPillow’s CEO, a Trump supporter, says Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s stopped selling his products

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell is seen outside the door of the West Wing at the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who......

Microsoft is investing and partnering with GM’s Cruise on self-driving cars

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cruise Origin driverless shuttle Cruise Microsoft has entered into a long-term strategic relationship with General Motors and Cruise, the automaker’s majority-owned autonomous car unit, to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. As part of the partnership, the tech giant will......

China-EU deal boosts Beijing’s goals to stay in global tech scene but rely on the U.S. less, professor says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — China’s investment deal with the European Union could pave the way for Beijing’s “dual circulation” strategy of being self-reliant in technology while still remaining a part of the global supply chain, a professor told CNBC. Last year, the......

Coronavirus vaccine passports aren’t available yet, but could be an investment for the future

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Global scientists have reiterated the importance of herd immunity before the economy can fully reopen, but a number of start-ups and major tech companies are looking to speed up the return to normalcy. Microsoft, Apple and Google have shown interest......

Google defends its partnership with Facebook, denies states’ claim of anticompetitive advantage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images) Google on Sunday disputed claims......

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit successfully blasts satellites into space after failed first attempt

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, takes off for a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, July 10, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters......

Tesla delivers its first Shanghai-made Model Y crossovers in China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai on Jan. 7. Aly Song | Reuters Tesla has reportedly started delivering locally-produced Model Y crossovers in China, marking another milestone for the......

Parler’s website shows signs of life but mobile apps remain offline

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Parler website home screen on a laptop computer arranged in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images The website of Parler — a social media platform popular......

Why ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines is falling behind

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spirit Airlines, the no-frills carrier known for bright yellow planes, brash style and low fares, has helped revolutionize the way we pay for travel. To offset its bare-bones fares the carrier charges for everything from carry-on bags to bottles of......

Samsung related shares plunge after heir Jay Y Lee is sentenced to jail again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jay Y. Lee, co-vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, center, wears a protective mask as he is surrounded by members of the media while arriving at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, June 8, 2020. SeongJoon......

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