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Twitter users fact check misinformation in new trial program

Twitter users fact check misinformation in new trial program

By Slideshow (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Monday it launched a pilot program that has users flag tweets that they believe are misleading and write notes to provide context.The project, called Birdwatch, is initially offered in the United States, the social media firm said in a blog post .Twitter and other social media companies have been under pressure to combat misinformation on their platforms. Twitter last year started adding labels and warnings about misinformation on the site, including about the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. election.Birdwatch is on a separate section of Twitter ,...

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United States Covid-19: Daily Summary (January 24th) - Christophe Barraud

United States Covid-19: Daily Summary (January 24th) - Christophe Barraud

 University of Michigan pauses all athletics 'until further notice' after confirmed cases of COVID-19 variant.— USA TODAY (@USATODAY)We are getting the vaccine out faster every day, but supply is our primary issue. As shared this week, we could probably administer 250,000 vaccine a week to Kentuckians but the supply simply isn't there.— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) Today's indicators:• 4,588 new cases• 293 new hospitalizations• 9.00% positivity rate (7-day avg.)It’s a cold Saturday so if you do need to go outside, bundle up, wear a mask, practice social distancing and avoid large...

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Saturday Brief - January 23rd 2021 - Christophe Barraud

Saturday Brief - January 23rd 2021 - Christophe Barraud

 Wall Street's main indexes were mixed on Friday as hopes dimmed for a full economic reopening in the coming months and shares of blue-chip stocks Intel and IBM were hit hard following their quarterly results. Read more— Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz)🇺🇸 : Daily Summary (January 23rd)➡ Regional/national data— Christophe Barraud🛢 (@C_Barraud)🇺🇸 | U.S. Existing Home Sales Surprised Upward In December Despite Record Low Inventory— Christophe Barraud🛢 (@C_Barraud)🇺🇸 | U.S. 30-Year Rate Fell Slightly This Week— Christophe Barraud🛢 (@C_Barraud)Biden is raising blood pressure across the oil...

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‘There’s a red flag here’: how an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village

‘There’s a red flag here’: how an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village

Situation in Mead, Nebraska, where AltEn has been processing seed coated with fungicides and insecticides, is a warning sign, experts saySun 10 Jan 2021 04.00 ESTLast modified on Wed 13 Jan 2021 13.21 ESTThere is no mystery as to the cause of the concerns in Mead, a farming community so small that its 500 residents refer to it as a village and not a town.After multiple complaints to state and federal officials and an inquiry by a researcher from the University of Nebraska, all evidence points to what should be an unlikely culprit – an ethanol plant that, like many others around the United...

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Italy's Poste Italiane to buy 51% of China's Sengi Express

Italy's Poste Italiane to buy 51% of China's Sengi Express

By ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s Poste Italiane said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Cloud Seven Holding Ltd to buy a 51% stake in Chinese logistics company Sengi Express.The postal operator said the closing of the deal was expected at the end of the first quarter of this year but did not give financial details of the operation.“For the first time, a foreign company will be part of the Poste Italiane Group, contributing to the consolidated results of the group,” the company said in a statement.Sengi Express offers logistics services to Chinese e-commerce companies...

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Ride-Hailing Company Grab Picks Banks For US IPO: Report

Ride-Hailing Company Grab Picks Banks For US IPO: Report

ShareShareMedtronic, the publicly-traded medical devices giant, has backed a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) set up by its former CEO Omar Ishrak who's also the current Chairman of the chipmaker Intel. Compute Health Acquisition Corp is a new SPAC formed by Ishrak and has filed to raise $750 million from investors. In its filing , Compute Health indicated that Medtronic has expressed interest to purchase 1.5 million share units for a price of $15 million and may later determine to purchase even more than that. Compute Health  Acquisition Corp  is offering 75 million shares for...

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California to lift stay-at-home orders on Monday: report

California to lift stay-at-home orders on Monday: report

By Slideshow (Reuters) - California is expected to lift its regional stay-at-home orders across the state on Monday, moving counties back into the tier-based reopening framework, local media reported.California Governor Gavin Newsom's office has decided to lift the orders as ICU availability in the regions that remained under the stay-at-home order, including the Bay area and Southern California are projected to rise above the 15% threshold that triggered the lockdown measures, according to San Francisco Chronicle.According to the report, counties will move back to the tiered system, with...

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Dividing Lines: How Norfolk remains deeply segregated, in 8 maps

Dividing Lines: How Norfolk remains deeply segregated, in 8 maps

NORFOLK — Norfolk’s segregation isn’t hard to see. The city is close to half Black and half white, according to the most recent Census data. But there aren’t a lot of neighborhoods where you see that kind of split. By and large, there are Black neighborhoods and there are white neighborhoods, especially in the older core of Norfolk. Decisions made 60, 80 or 100 years ago segregated neighborhoods by race and deprived Black residents of economic and educational resources afforded to those in white neighborhoods. Advertisement Many Black residents were left trapped in crumbling communities...

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Why Big Companies Buy Small Ones. While they can establish the same… | by Ezz El Din Abdullah | Brainwave | Jan, 2021 | Medium

Why Big Companies Buy Small Ones. While they can establish the same… | by Ezz El Din Abdullah | Brainwave | Jan, 2021 | Medium

On January 14 this year, Google bought Fitbit (a wearables company) for 2.1 billion dollars!The question is why a big name like Google buy a smaller company like Fitbit and such an acquisition is worth billions of dollars?!The same question goes for many big names and another question comes up because these big companies have very talented engineers who are able to replicate what small ones can do. So what makes big companies think about buying more in the first place?Reasons may differ from one company to another; it may also interchange with another reason, but we can distill some...

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Chamath Palihapitiya Leads PIPE Rounds For Latch, Sunlight Financial

Chamath Palihapitiya Leads PIPE Rounds For Latch, Sunlight Financial

ShareShareMedtronic, the publicly-traded medical devices giant, has backed a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) set up by its former CEO Omar Ishrak who's also the current Chairman of the chipmaker Intel. Compute Health Acquisition Corp is a new SPAC formed by Ishrak and has filed to raise $750 million from investors. In its filing , Compute Health indicated that Medtronic has expressed interest to purchase 1.5 million share units for a price of $15 million and may later determine to purchase even more than that. Compute Health  Acquisition Corp  is offering 75 million shares for...

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Crypto Brief - January 23rd 2021 - Christophe Barraud

Crypto Brief - January 23rd 2021 - Christophe Barraud

 British police partner with Komainu to custody confiscated crypto-assets (via )— The Block (@TheBlock__)MicroStrategy buys additional bitcoin worth $10 million— The Block (@TheBlock__) Central bankers and crypto-twitter perennially in opposition; analysis of scale of crypto-crime and the prospect for regulation: by— Forbes Crypto (@ForbesCrypto) Stablecoins in circulation grew ~6x – from $5.8B to $33B in 2020.2021+ will be explosive with the launch of Diem (Libra) & rise of decentralized stablecoins (Frax, Fei, ESD et al).Just like email made the Internet mainstream, stablecoins will...

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BlackBerry says unaware of reason for stock price surge

BlackBerry says unaware of reason for stock price surge

By (Reuters) - Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd said it was unaware of any reasons for a surge in its share price on Monday that lifted gains to more than 150% since the start of January.U.S.-listed shares of the security software supplier were up 17.7% at $16.53, set for a seventh consecutive session of gains.Responding to a request from securities regulator the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, BlackBerry said it was not aware of any material, undisclosed corporate developments that could have driven the surge in its stock and trading volume.The latest jump in the company’s...

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PolitiFact - How Biden’s Keystone XL pipeline executive order affects American jobs

PolitiFact - How Biden’s Keystone XL pipeline executive order affects American jobs

Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact."By revoking the Keystone pipeline permit, Biden is destroying 11,000 jobs.”President Joe Biden spent his first day in the White House aimed at undoing the policies of the Trump administration. One of them sparked outrage on Facebook over its effect on American jobs.On Jan. 20, Biden that revoked the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. published the same day, one user said the move would cost thousands of jobs."By revoking...

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Twitter introduces community-driven tool to tackle misinformation

Twitter introduces community-driven tool to tackle misinformation

Twitter Inc said on Monday it was launching a new community-driven program that would allow users to identify misleading information in tweets and write notes to provide informative context. The tool, called Birdwatch, is currently in pilot in the United States, the social media firm said in a blog post. (Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)Our Standards:

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An 'aggressive' fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300%

An 'aggressive' fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300%

Key PointsSINGAPORE — A critical shortage of containers is driving up shipping costs and delays for goods purchased from China.The pandemic and uneven global economic recovery has led to this problem cropping up in Asia, although other parts of the world have also been hit. Industry watchers said desperate companies wait weeks for containers and pay premium rates to get them, causing shipping costs to skyrocket.This affects everyone who needs to ship goods from China, but particularly e-commerce companies and consumers, who may bear the brunt of higher costs.In December, spot freight rates...

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Morning Brief - January 25th 2021 - Christophe Barraud

Morning Brief - January 25th 2021 - Christophe Barraud

 🇺🇸 : Daily Summary (January 25th)➡ Regional/national data➡ Restrictions➡ Vaccine Tracker— Christophe Barraud🛢 (@C_Barraud)Biden to ban most non-US citizens traveling from South Africa over new COVID-19 variant: report— The Hill (@thehill)Biden officials hold call with bipartisan senators on $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan— The Hill (@thehill)Biden talks NATO, climate change in first presidential call with France's Macron— The Hill (@thehill)U.S. rejoins fight against climate change at high level summit— Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz)Dollar firm as economic, pandemic gloom damp risk...

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Biden pushes elusive 'Buy American' goal with new federal contract guidelines

Biden pushes elusive 'Buy American' goal with new federal contract guidelines

By , WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will take steps on Monday to harness the purchasing power of the United States government, the world’s biggest single buyer, to increase domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies, a senior administration official said.Slideshow Biden will sign an executive order aimed at closing loopholes in existing “Buy American” provisions, which structure the $600 billion in goods and services the federal government buys each year, making any waivers more transparent, and creating a senior White House role to oversee the...

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Biden could cancel student loan debt: Should you still pay now?

Biden could cancel student loan debt: Should you still pay now?

The student loan crisis was a hot topic during the 2020 presidential campaign, and many Democratic politicians are now pushing President Biden to for Americans.Continue Reading BelowIn response to the coronavirus pandemic, Biden has proposed forgiving $10,000 in federal student loans for all borrowers, regardless of their income. Additionally, the president has said he will cancel student loans that are tuition-related for people who graduated from public colleges, historically black colleges and universities, or minority-serving institutions, and who earn less than $125,000 per year.While...

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Experts Identify the Currencies in which to profit from Investing in 2021

Experts Identify the Currencies in which to profit from Investing in 2021

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Enterprise Services Marketplace Globality Nabs $138M Round

Enterprise Services Marketplace Globality Nabs $138M Round

ShareShareMedtronic, the publicly-traded medical devices giant, has backed a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) set up by its former CEO Omar Ishrak who's also the current Chairman of the chipmaker Intel. Compute Health Acquisition Corp is a new SPAC formed by Ishrak and has filed to raise $750 million from investors. In its filing , Compute Health indicated that Medtronic has expressed interest to purchase 1.5 million share units for a price of $15 million and may later determine to purchase even more than that. Compute Health  Acquisition Corp  is offering 75 million shares for...

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A Mass Escape, Million Foreign Workers are Leaving Britain

A Mass Escape, Million Foreign Workers are Leaving Britain

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Europe Covid-19: Daily Summary (January 23rd) - Christophe Barraud

Europe Covid-19: Daily Summary (January 23rd) - Christophe Barraud

 1/21. Jan 22 to Jan 28-Daily epidemic forecasting for 209 countries/territories. Vaccine figures per country in summary tables.Dashboard: Data source: & Powered by &— Antoine FLAHAULT (@FLAHAULT) Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 16,417: RKI— Reuters (@Reuters) ➡️Gráficas de casos notificados por día y acumulados en 14 y 7 días.Hoy hay 42.885 casos nuevos. El viernes pasado fueron 40.197. Hace 2 viernes 25.456. Hace 3 viernes fue festivo.— ngb padel (@ngbpadel2)🇪🇸 DATOS COVID-19 ESPAÑA🟡 CASOS NUEVOS✔️ +42.885 total✔️ 18.187 día previo🔴 400 FALLECIDOS🏥 27.462 HOSP. [+920 🔴]🚑...

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US Giant Merck Ends Covid Vaccine After Poor Response

US Giant Merck Ends Covid Vaccine After Poor Response

Merck received interim results from its trials this month.Merck & Co. is discontinuing development of its two experimental Covid-19 vaccines after early trial data showed they failed to generate immune responses comparable to a natural infection or existing vaccines.The U.S. drug giant, which has a long history of successfully developing vaccines, had adopted a different strategy from rivals Pfizer Inc., Moderna Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, using a more traditional approach of focusing on shots based on weakened viruses. One, called V590, borrowed technology from Merck's Ebola inoculation,...

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5 things to know about the EU’s new Google cases

5 things to know about the EU’s new Google cases

Two preliminary probes are looking into how the US search giant gathers data and how it operates in the adtech market.Press play to listen to this articleVoiced byBrussels has two preliminary investigations into Google's advertising practices, investigating how the company gathers data and how it operates in the multi-layered market of display advertising technology.Today is the deadline for a host of companies to send their responses to questionnaires they received from the European Commission in December.In this second round of questioning, the Commission narrowed down what were very...

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