Tag: World

Amazon’s new IMDb Freedive service streams ad-supported movies and TV shows in the US

Amazon-owned IMDb launched a new movie streaming platform today called Freedive, and it’s basically Prime Video Lite. The ad-supported service is available from today in the US on the web, and via Amazon’s Fire TV devices. Amazon-owned IMDb launched a new movie streaming platform today called Freedive, and it’s basically Prime […]

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France’s Yellow Vest Protesters Want to Fight Climate Change

Nearly 2,000 people were arrested during anti-government protests in France over the weekend, the fourth in a row that the Yellow Vest demonstrations have turned violent. French President Emmanuel Macron has not yet addressed his country’s growing crisis. (He is expected to do so on Monday.) But America’s president did […]

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Singapore announces funding for blockchain innovation and adoption

The Singapore government continues to lend support to blockchain innovation in the country with more investments. Today, in a press release the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore announced seed funding for companies to develop a comprehensive blockchain platform to connect all stakeholders from within and outside the industry. The amount […]

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This is why women’s panties are trending on social media

A women-led protest that began in Ireland has gone global. After a rape trial ended last week in a controversial acquittal, women took to the streets in a protest that’s now going viral with the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent, and images of women’s underwear. Trigger warning: please be advised the following article contains frank […]

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Here’s why it is unsurprising that China, the US, and Russia didn’t sign the global cyber security pact

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron released an international agreement on cyber security principles at the Paris Peace Forum. While the pact was signed by 51 countries, 130 global companies and 90 charitable groups and universities, the five most notorious countries in cyber warfare refused to sign. Microsoft is proud […]

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Why Brazilians Elected an Aspiring Dictator

Jair Bolsonaro isn’t big on democracy. The newly elected president has dismissed the notion of human rights as a “disservice” to Brazil. He has bemoaned the fact that its police force, one of the deadliest in the world, does not have the right to kill more freely, promising to give […]

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Alibaba’s inexpensive smart display tech makes shopping easier for the visually impaired

Tech giants are generally slow when it comes to making their products accessible to the differently abled. But lately, some of them have been working on innovative projects that will accommodate more users. One of the most interesting of these comes from Chinese tech conglomerate Alibaba, which introduced a smart […]

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EU’s investigation into Google AdSense is coming to a close

Margrethe Vestager, EU‘s Competition Commissioner, just confirmed that the EU‘s antitrust investigation into Google AdSense will soon be wrapped up. “We are approaching the end of that investigation,” Vestager told reporters at Web Summit in Lisbon, according to Reuters. The investigation’s findings have been greatly awaited as it could lead to […]

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