Sun, December 04, 2022

Sabrina Moody

Patreon

Patreon ends fundraising campaign donating to Ukrainian army

Patreon said it had suspended the fundraising campaign to collect donations to Ukrainian soldiers. It was distributing body armor, medical kits, and helmets. Patreon is a start-up whose website allows people to give money to individuals and groups. A charitable foundation, Come Back Alive, was established in 2014 and is based in Kyiv. Its director, …

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Twitter

Twitter took down accounts posting about Russian military

Twitter said it had mistakenly suspended accounts posting about Russian military movements. It said the action was not due to a combined bot campaign or mass reporting by other users. A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement that they had been proactively monitoring narratives that are violative of their policies. In this instance, they took …

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South Asia, women

How tech tools help people in South Asia learn new skills

During the current pandemic, community centers in South Asia were a critical source of assistance for poor women. The Namma Mahiti Kendras gathered details about the new government and private programs created to help citizens cope with a national lockdown and the loss of salaries. The women-run information centers knew what to do. They had …

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Gold

Gold Prices Drop as Putin and Biden Agree to Discuss Ukraine

Gold prices fell $1,893 from $1,909 during Monday’s APAC trading session. It happened after French media said that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit about the Ukraine crisis. This fact brings hope that these leaders might manage to resolve the dispute diplomatically. This news calmed demand for safety and drained the …

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opensea, nfts

OpenSea, NFT marketplace, studies a phishing hack

OpenSea investigates a phishing attack that has disappeared. The chief executive said late Saturday that the attack no longer appears to be active. Devin Finzer said on Twitter that they don’t believe it’s related to the OpenSea website. It appears 32 users have signed a malicious load from an attacker. They reported that some of …

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WHO, Africa,

WHO announces first tech recipients of mRNA vaccine hub

WHO announced the first six countries that will receive the technology to produce mRNA vaccines. Today, at the EU – African Union summit in Brussels, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, announced the first countries to receive the tech for mRNA vaccines. These countries are Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tunisia. The announcement …

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rouble, russia,

The Rouble falls as Russia-backed rebels got involved

The Russian rouble fell in volatile trade on Thursday. It happened after Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces exchanged charges of releasing shells in eastern Ukraine. It sends market players running for cover. Kyiv said the incidents in eastern Ukraine seemed like a provocation when Russian troops massed on the frontier. On Thursday, Russia rejected unfounded …

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Nvidia, chips

Nvidia delivers a strong revenue outlook on demand for chips

On Wednesday, Nvidia reported 4Q earnings beating analyst expectations. The company provided a strong outlook for the current quarter. The stock dropped about 2.1% in extended trading. Here’s how the company did versus Refinitiv consensus expectations for the previous quarter: EPS: $1.33, adjusted, versus $1.23 expected, up 69% year-over-year. Revenue: $7.65 billion, versus $7.43 billion expected, up …

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Tech, giants, metaverse, china

China’s tech giants push toward a metaverse opportunity

China’s tech giants have an interest in the metaverse. The world’s most valuable companies are racing to build the next great platform for digital entertainment and communication. But their plans will come with a heavy government regulation — and the prospect of much higher taxes if they choose to list on American soil. China’s tech …

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Tensions, forex, euro, dollar,

Forex-Euro maintains gains; Tensions in Ukraine continues

Tensions in Ukraine continue affecting currencies. The safe-haven yen softened slightly and was last at 115.66 per dollar. It touched 114.98 on Monday when tensions were more elevated. Overall, the dollar index lost ground on Tuesday and was at 96.009. However, analysts stated the dollar was unlikely to drop too far. The greenback fell overnight …

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NFT, Bored Apes, crypto

Bored Apes and the battle for the future of the Internet

The tension around Bored Apes and the community started a week ago. On Friday, BuzzFeed’s Katie Notopoulos posted a story that kicked an online war. The reason was straightforward: In the story, Katie revealed the names of the main founders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. Those two men were named Greg Solano …

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dollar, euro, Ukraine

Dollar gains as Ukraine worries grow, Bullard comments

The U.S. dollar rose on increasing concerns about Russia-Ukraine tensions. James Bullard, St. Louis Federal Reserve President, repeated calls for faster U.S. Fed interest rate hikes. On Monday, the U.S. dollar index gained a two-week high and jumped further in afternoon trading. It happened after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy encouraged Ukrainians to sing the national …

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