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Tencent forms ‘extended reality’ unit as metaverse race gathers steam – sources

Tencent forms 'extended reality' unit as metaverse race gathers steam - sources

A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) announced to its staff on Monday the official …

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VPN use in Russia is surging as government tightens internet control

VPN use in Russia is surging as government tightens internet control

Russia has tightened its control over its internet. Authorities have blocked access to Meta-owned Facebook and restricted access to Twitter. Nurphoto | Getty Images Russians are turning to virtual private networks to bypass the country’s tightening internet controls following the invasion of Ukraine. VPNs can mask an internet user’s identity and location to help them …

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Exxon exodus turns floating ‘cube’ into Internet meme

Exxon exodus turns floating 'cube' into Internet meme

HOUSTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil’s trophy US campus is becoming an Internet meme. The visually stunning complex, sometimes compared to Apple’s ring and Alphabet’s Googleplex campuses, opened in 2014 as Exxon stood atop of the global oil market. Its centerpiece is a giant cube that appears to float above the office and research …

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Snap shares surge, recouping some of their recent losses

Snap shares surge, recouping some of their recent losses

Shares of Snap Inc. were outperforming the market on Wednesday, recouping some of the losses that followed the company’s recent profit warning. Snap shares SNAP, +10.12% rose 7.4% to $12.79 on Wednesday, outpacing gains in the broader tech sector. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.19% was up 1.8%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.0%. The social-media …

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Man Sentenced In LA To Two Years In Prison For Internet Service Attacks

Man Sentenced In LA To Two Years In Prison For Internet Service Attacks

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to 24 months in federal prison for running websites that allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial of service — or DDoS — attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the internet. Matthew Gatrel, …

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines – document

Exclusive: Google, Facebook, Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines - document

BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc unites Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc(TWTR.N) and other tech companies will have to take measures to counter deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms or risk hefty fines under an updated European Union code of practice, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. The European Commission …

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Supreme Court ruling that changed TV’s future, and maybe the internet

Supreme Court ruling that changed TV's future, and maybe the internet

Chet Kanojia, chief executive officer and founder of Aereo Inc. Adam Jeffery | CNBC In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. It’s one of my favorite moments in the history of the Disruptor 50 list. Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Aereo, a start-up …

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Comcast Q4 2021 earnings

Comcast Q4 2021 earnings

Comcast reported fourth-quarter earnings Thursday that beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line, but missed on high-speed internet customer net additions. Shares fell 0.9% Thursday. They initially rose on the report but fell as much as 6% in premarket trading during the company’s earnings call. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: …

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US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the US has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as apart of its escalating attacks on Ukraine. The commitment, called the …

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What is ‘Web3’? Gavin Wood who invented the word gives his vision

What is 'Web3'?  Gavin Wood who invented the word gives his vision

Computer scientist Gavin Wood coined the term “Web 3.0” in 2014, laying out his vision for the future of the internet. The phrase, also shortened to “Web3,” has become an internet buzzword recently with high-profile technologists, including Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, debating the meaning of the term. Wood, who is …

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