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Musk's bitcoin turnaround pleases some Tesla investors

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Elon Musk's decision to stop accepting bitcoin as payment over environmental concerns has been well-received by some of Tesla Inc's investors, offering a warning to corporate peers mulling a dabble with the cryptocurrency. Read More


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Facebook faces prospect of 'devastating' data transfer ban after Irish ruling

DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland's data regulator can resume a probe that may trigger a ban on Facebook's transatlantic data transfers, the High Court ruled on Friday, raising the prospect of a stoppage that the company warns would have a devastating impact on its business. More »


Toshiba unit hacked by DarkSide, conglomerate to undergo strategic review

TOKYO/PARIS (Reuters) -A Toshiba Corp unit said it was hacked by the DarkSide ransomware group, overshadowing an announcement of a strategic review for the Japanese conglomerate under pressure from activist shareholders to seek out suitors. More »


Exclusive: Personal finance startup NerdWallet files for U.S. IPO - sources

(Reuters) - NerdWallet Inc, the owner of the eponymous consumer financial advice website, has confidentially submitted paperwork to U.S. regulators for an initial public offering (IPO), people familiar with the matter said on Friday. More »


Ransomware gangs disrupted by response to Colonial Pipeline hack

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Multiple ransomware groups claimed they were shutting down or scaling back operations on Friday as the U.S. government ramped up pressure while tech companies, cryptocurrency exchanges and others worried about getting caught in the crossfire. More »


U.S. payments startup Marqeta reveals revenue doubling in IPO filing

(Reuters) -Payment card issuer Marqeta Inc revealed a doubling of revenue in 2020 in an initial public offering (IPO) filing with U.S. securities regulators made public on Friday. More »


How murky legal rules allow Tesla's Musk to keep moving markets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With his cult following, Tesla boss Elon Musk has amassed considerable power to move markets with his musings, but murky rules make it difficult for regulators to rein him in. More »


Exclusive: U.S. senators close to announcing $52 billion chips funding deal - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators are close to unveiling a $52-billion proposal Friday that would significantly boost U.S. semiconductor chip production and research over five years sources briefed on the matter said. More »


Court allows Irish regulator to proceed with inquiry into Facebook data flows

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected a Facebook bid to block an inquiry by the Irish data regulator that could halt Facebook's data flows from the European Union to the United States. More »


Exclusive: TSMC looks to double down on U.S. chip factories as talks in Europe falter

(Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co is weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the U.S. state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed, but is cool on prospects for an advanced European plant, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. More »


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