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Tech stocks just had their worst two-week stretch since the start of the pandemic

Tech stocks just had their worst two-week stretch since the start of the pandemic

Pedestrians pass by the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images What started as a rebound in the third quarter turned into a flop for tech investors. The Nasdaq fell 5.1% this week after losing 5.5% the previous week. This marks the worst two-week period for the tech-heavy index since it …

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Tears and hugs for Russians called up to fight in Ukraine

Tears and hugs for Russians called up to fight in Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia stepped up its military and political campaign Thursday to capture Ukrainian territory, mustering Russian army reservists to fight, plotting votes on annexation of occupied areas and launching new deadly attacks . A day after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to reinforce its troops in Ukraine, dramatic scenes of …

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China's 'Lipstick King' Returns to Live Show After Mysterious Three-Month Disappearance |  CNN Business

China’s ‘Lipstick King’ Returns to Live Show After Mysterious Three-Month Disappearance | CNN Business

hong kong CNN Business — One of China’s most popular live streamers quietly resurfaced online on Tuesday night after a three-month absence linked to his appearance with a tank cake in what many believed was an oblique reference to the massacre. from Tiananmen Square. On Tuesday evening, Li Jiaqi reappeared on Alibaba’s Taobao Live, a …

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Apparently YouTube's algorithm doesn't care if you 'thumbs down' videos

Apparently YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t care if you ‘thumbs down’ videos

YouTube has already stopped videos from displaying the number of dislikes it is received, but apparently giving a thumbs up to a video doesn’t change the number of similar videos the platform recommends to you.Photo: A Chiwi (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are full of old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Maybe it was partly …

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YouTuber confesses to being a secret gaming industry leaker after getting caught

YouTuber confesses to being a secret gaming industry leaker after getting caught

Image: Ubisoft / Dan Allen Gaming / Kotaku It turns out that a Twitter account called TheRealInsider, the latest in a series of leaks impersonating gaming industry insiders, was actually run by YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming. The story had convinced many in the scene that it was the real deal after accurately teasing what New …

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Elon Musk has publicly filed updated counterclaims against Twitter based on whistleblower disclosure |  CNN Business

Elon Musk has publicly filed updated counterclaims against Twitter based on whistleblower disclosure | CNN Business

New York CNN Business — Elon Musk’s legal team on Thursday filed a public version of its updated counterclaims in response to Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force the billionaire to follow through on his $44 billion deal to buy the company. The amended argument, which was originally filed under seal last week, builds on claims …

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The $20 billion deal with Figma is a historic blow for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

The $20 billion deal with Figma is a historic blow for startup investors in an otherwise miserable year

Adobe is paying 2021 prices. It’s 2022. Wall Street hates him. Silicon Valley is thrilled. In a year that has featured exactly no high-tech IPOs and far more headlines about mass layoffs than big funding rounds, Adobe’s acquisition of Figma for $20 billion on Thursday is what some might call a narrative violation. There were …

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Whistleblower: China and India had agents working for Twitter

Whistleblower: China and India had agents working for Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter’s former security chief told Congress on Tuesday that there was “at least one agent” from the Chinese intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll and that the company knowingly authorized the India to add agents to the company’s list, potentially giving those countries access to sensitive user data. These are some of the …

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