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Which billionaire is winning the space race? It depends


Can a motorcycle-hailing company create an African super app?

Gozem wants to create the go-to app for smartphones in West Africa.


Massive internet outage: FedEx, Delta and McDonald's go down

A sweeping internet disruption on Thursday briefly took out a wide range of major corporate websites from FedEx and Delta Air Lines to HSBC and McDonald's.


California sues Activision Blizzard, alleging culture of sexual harassment

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay.


These futuristic pods could help cities solve their traffic problems

Belarus-based uSky Transport is testing a set of suspended pods to offset traffic congestion in Sharjah, UAE.


The FTC vows to 'root out' illegal repair restrictions on phones, fridges, tractors and more

US regulators are vowing to make it easier for consumers and independent service shops to repair commercial products like smartphones without having to rely on those products' manufacturers, effectively backing a principle known as "right to repair."


Jeff Bezos just went to space and back

Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, went to space and back Tuesday morning on an 11-minute, supersonic joy ride aboard the rocket and capsule system developed by his space company, Blue Origin.


Want your unemployment benefits? You may have to submit to facial recognition first

After being let go from his job as a software quality-assurance engineer in April, Eric Watkins said he filed for unemployment benefits in Colorado. But he hasn't received a penny of the $6,490 he said he was eligible to receive and he's not sure when he will.


Software vendor caught up in ransomware attack obtains decryptor key

Kaseya, the software firm whose remote access tool was used to deliver REvil ransomware to hundreds of businesses around the world this month in a devastating supply-chain attack, has obtained a decryptor key allowing it to unlock networks seized by the malware, the company confirmed to CNN Business.


Now anyone can join Clubhouse, the pandemic's hottest new social media app

Just as many pandemic restrictions in the real-world have lifted, Clubhouse -- the buzzy audio-based social app that was all the rage as people were holed up inside their homes and relied on their phones as a lifeline to the outside world -- is also opening up.


Instagram blocked the #VaccinesKill hashtag two years ago. Facebook only just now got around to doing it

Last week, even as it came under fire from the White House over its role in spreading anti-vaccine misinformation, Facebook hadn't taken the simple step of blocking the #VaccinesKill hashtag on its platform.


Prescription drugs are too expensive for many Americans. These companies are trying to change that

It's an experience millions of Americans have had: you go to the doctor, get a prescription, take it to the pharmacy and get hit with a staggering bill, sometimes running into hundreds of dollars even if insurance covers a part of the cost.


Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went to space. What's next?

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson each took a spin in their supersonic, suborbital rockets over the past two weeks, kicking off a new era of space travel in which billionaire-backed companies offer the high-flying excursions to anyone who can afford it.


TikTok, Biden administration agree to drop litigation over Trump-era app store ban

TikTok and the US government agreed on Wednesday to drop a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's attempt to ban the short-form video app from US app stores.


Venmo is getting rid of one of its most recognizable features

Venmo is getting rid of the feed that shows users' payments to strangers. It's part of a drastic redesign that's rolling out in the coming weeks.


How Taiwan is trying to defend against a cyber 'World War III'

As China steps up military pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island is preparing for the next big frontier of warfare: crippling cyberattacks.


Software company's unveiling of decryption key comes too late for many victims of devastating ransomware attack

On Thursday, the software company Kaseya announced that it could help unlock any of its customers' systems that were still inaccessible following a devastating ransomware attack early this month that took down as many as 1,500 businesses worldwide. But for many victims it was too little, too late.


Amazon hires outside investigators after employee petition alleges discrimination and harassment

Amazon has hired outside investigators to probe the internal culture of part of its cloud computing operations after employees circulated a petition alleging "systemic discrimination, harassment, bullying and bias against women and under-represented groups."


Elon Musk says he's invested in bitcoin and wants to 'see it succeed'

Tesla founder Elon Musk is one of the loudest voices in the cryptocurrency world. He frequently uses his massive platform on Twitter to post about various digital assets, and often causes wild swings in their prices, leading some in the space to question his true intentions.


Instagram users can now control how much sensitive content they see

Instagram is making it easier for users to control how much sensitive content they see when browsing the app's Explore page.




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