Month: January 2021

The United Nations chief called Thursday for global rules to regulate powerful social media companies like Twitter and Facebook. Secretary-General António Guterres said he believes it shouldn’t be a company that has the power to decide whether, for example, then president Donald Trump’s Twitter account should be closed, as a questioner asked. Rather, he said,
How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now Startups providing the tools to build software that will run on quantum computers are enjoying interest from investors. Classiq, which provides a modeling tool for building algorithms for quantum computers, revealed this week
The website of U.K. stock trading app Freetrade. Freetrade LONDON — British share trading app Freetrade told clients Friday that it had disabled purchases of U.S. stocks. Freetrade blamed the halt to U.S. stock purchases on a move by its currency exchange provider and their bank to limit the platform’s trading volume. Freetrade uses U.K.
The return of Manoj Bajpayee’s (missing) agent in Amazon’s The Family Man is the highlight of February’s local streaming picks, alongside Parineeti Chopra in Netflix’s The Girl on the Train, and the Telugu-language anthology film Pitta Kathalu also on Netflix. Lastly, we’ve 1962: The War in the Hills, a Hotstar Specials series based on the
Social media chatrooms are beginning to resemble the squawk boxes on old-fashioned trading floors, as a new generation of retail traders continues to gain influence over the stock market. While attention has focused on the Wallstreetbets Reddit page that helped send shares of GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings soaring, thousands of “amateur” investors have also
How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now 2020 was a huge struggle for individuals and businesses, but it did also bring progress, as it transformed work-life balance into work-life blended. It also gave companies a reality check on their
Xiaomi Mi 11 global launch is set for February 8, according to invites sent out by Xiaomi to some media outlets. The launch notably comes alongside the global debut of MIUI 12.5 that was announced recently. The Mi 11 was launched as the successor to the Mi 10 in China late last month. The smartphone
A pedestrian wearing a protective mask crosses California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images In late October, when San Francisco moved into California’s least-restrictive Covid-19 “yellow tier” — indicating minimal spread of the coronavirus — Lauren Crabbe was hopeful. Crabbe, the owner
The government has listed a bill that will prohibit “all private cryptocurrencies” in India and provide a framework for creation of an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Titled “The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021,” the bill will be considered in the ongoing Budget session
Social media services including Facebook and Reddit restrict discussions about weapons, drugs and other illegal activity, but their rules do not specifically mention another lucrative regulated good: stocks. Some people think they should. Users of a Reddit group, in which five million members exchange investment ideas, generated significant profits by gorging on shares of GameStop
How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now To provide clarity and avert potential harms, algorithms that impact human lives would ideally be reviewed by an independent body before they’re deployed, just as environmental impact reports must be approved before