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China has quietly built a blockchain platform. Here’s what we know

China has made blockchain technology a strategic priority. Blockchain-based Service Network, or BSN, is part of its efforts to build capacity in the industry. Yuichiro Chino | time | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has said his country must “seize the opportunities” presented by blockchain technology. In a speech in 2019, the Chinese leader…
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Nintendo announces surprise 10-to-1 stock split; expects Switch sales to drop 9%

Nintendo announced a 10-to-1 stock split on Tuesday as the Japanese gaming giant aims to make its shares more attractive to retail investors. Shareholders have been calling for a stock split for some time to increase the liquidity of the gaming giant’s shares. The move will come into effect on October 1 this year, when…
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Apple and Amazon have fallen for 6 consecutive weeks. There could be more pain to come.

Text size People visit the Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Apple and Amazon.co.uk started the second week of May looking like stocks would extend their six-week losing streaks, the longest since before the pandemic. Over the past six weeks, Apple (ticker: AAPL) and Amazon ( AMZN) fell…
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In Microsoft’s Activision deal, it’s not just stock price but a future world that’s at stake

A crowd waits for a video presentation at the Activision booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Reuters In January, Microsoft announced a deal to buy Activision Blizzard, a leading video game publisher, for $68.7 billion. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has touted his biggest-ever acquisition as…
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Best Buy, known for selling TVs and smartphones, is expanding into beauty gadgets and patio furniture

Electric bikes. Patio furniture. Beauty gadget. Best Buy is adding merchandise that might surprise shoppers who typically view its stores and website as a place to buy smartphones, laptops and TVs. The company said on Friday it had started offering about 100 skin-care devices, including a facial steamer and an at-home microdermabrasion tool, in nearly…
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The market just released an unhealthy AOL-Time Warner bubble comparison

A Teladoc rolling telehealth cart that allows doctors to meet with their patients remotely, October 8, 2021. Newsday LLC | News day | Getty Images Earnings details this week included big-name calculations with the value of high-growth, high-tech and high-risk companies. Ford and Amazon note their stakes in electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian; Alphabet and Microsoft…
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Some of the biggest names in tech want a future without passwords – here’s what it would look like

Managing your online passwords can be a chore. Creating the kind of long, complicated passwords that best deter cyberthieves, especially for dozens of different online accounts, can be cumbersome. But it’s necessary, given the record number of data breaches in the United States last year. That’s why it’s so tempting to dream of a future…
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