Bitcoin and Ethereum are both down significantly

What is the future for cryptocurrencies? At their highest points, Bitcoin and Ethereum were valued at $20,000 and $1,400, respectively. Since then, they have slid to $6,250 and $290, respectively. These 68 and 79 percent decreases have exemplified the rapid fall and distrust of cryptocurrencies – even the most popular ones. The exploding growth of […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 15, 2018
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DNC warns Dems about Huawei, ZTE

Huawei, ZTE face more backlash The Democratic National Committee told Democrats not to use technology from Chinese-based smartphone manufacturers Huawei or ZTE. The DNC learned that an organization close to the party had considered purchasing ZTE phones for its democrats, which sparked the warning sign. They are the most recent organization to denounce the legitimacy […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 6, 2018
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Huawei becomes second largest smartphone seller

Huawei is thriving…for now Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announced this week that it has surpassed Apple as the second largest mover of smartphones. The company reported that in the second quarter of this year, they sold roughly 54 million phones, which represents a 40 percent year-over-year increase according to various research firms. In fact, last […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Facebook removes Russian-linked accounts

When it rains, it pours Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has removed multiple accounts that they believe are attached to Russians targeting US political elections. Facebook told lawmakers that over 30 accounts were likely linked to Russia, who used the pages to push political agendas. For example, the pages and events featured an anti-“Unite […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 1, 2018
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Facebook stock plummets

Facebook face-palm Before Facebook’s announcement late Wednesday, their stock was doing well. It rose just under one percent to give the company a new record high stock value of $216.30. But then, Facebook shocked investors, warning that sales will slow in the coming quarters as they continue to tackle privacy issues. Because of this, their […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 26, 2018
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Microsoft could lose employees over its partnership with ICE

Microsoft facing workforce turmoil This week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created controversy over its separation of families at the border and confinement of children in cages. News also surfaced that Microsoft has ties to ICE and may be indirectly assisting them with these efforts, much to the frustration of its employees. […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 20, 2018
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Congress investigating Google-Huawei ties

Social media and tech firms are in hot water Senator Mark Warner reported on Thursday that his office sent a letter to Alphabet to inquire about its relationship with Chinese technology firms like Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. Twitter and Facebook will also be investigated. According to CNNMoney, the Senate Intelligence Committee will […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 8, 2018
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Netflix CEO says they’re not on a ‘price-first basis’

Netflix will not be increasing its prices unless it has earned it. The shares, revenues, net income and even subscribers have all increased drastically.  Netflix is doing really well in every aspect recently. To begin with, the shares of the company has vastly increased by over 22% in the past three months. The company’s net […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • April 19, 2018
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Are we being tracked by MoviePass?

Since the modern age of breakthroughs in science and technology, some people have been rather suspicious of the government’s intention for quite some time now. This is evidently elucidated in the phrase “Big Brother”, who is supposedly watching and spying on our every move. “Big Brother” also commonly refers to the seemingly authoritarian regime as […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 6, 2018
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