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Meta allows legal cryptocurrency projects to be advertised on Facebook - 12/02/2021

The social network Facebook has announced its decision to lift the ban on advertising by cryptocurrency companies on its platform. Cryptocurrency services can be advertised if they have the necessary regulatory licenses. The ban was introduced in 2018. Facebook has announced a review of its policy that prevented most cryptocurrency companies from advertising on the social network. Meta (formerly...

Nissan announces major investment in electric vehicle development - 11/29/2021

According to a business strategy unveiled on Monday, Nissan plans to invest 2 trillion yen (more than $17.5 billion) over the next five years on the development of electric and hybrid vehicles. "We have a goal in mind: to make others to catch up with our company. We are creating a future for ourselves... Nissan's electrification is a step forward in terms of mobility", the concept states. By...

India's parliament to revisit the idea of banning cryptocurrencies payments - 11/25/2021

A measure prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments will be revisited by India's parliament. If enacted, India will join China as the second major country to prohibit such transactions. The possibility of a ban prompted a sell-off at the Indian Bitcoin market. According to a notice on the website of India's lower house of parliament, the government will present a bill to outlaw private...

Apple to sell parts for DYI repair - 11/18/2021

For the first time Apple will allow users to repair devices themselves. It will launch sales of parts and tools and provide instructions for doing so. Apple has announced the launch of Self Service Repair, which will allow users to repair the company's devices. Before making their own repairs, users will have to study instructions. Afterwards, customers will be able to order genuine Apple parts...

Apple discusses digital ID rollout with 8 US states - 11/15/2021

Apple will allow users in several states to digitally store their driver's and other identification cards in their iPhone e-wallets. As CNBC has learned, this single-platform initiative will be funded in part by states and taxpayers who may not own Apple devices. Authorities in four states - Georgia, Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky - have signed contracts with Apple to implement a digital ID card...

Deloitte: Consumers are scared by smart devices that eavesdrop on conversations - 11/03/2021

Consultancy company Deloitte has published a study on global marketing trends for 2022. The researchers surveyed 11,500 users of various age groups from 19 countries. Respondents were asked to rate ten brand contact options that use customer data. Respondents found the most useful contact option (68% of positive ratings) to be when a brand they regularly shop with notifies them when items are on...

Boeing and SpaceX set to increase number of flights to the ISS - 10/21/2021

US firms SpaceX and Boeing set to increase flights to the ISS (International Space Station), said John Vollmer, Boeing's Program Manager. He added that a contract with NASA enabled both firms to receive the right to make 3 flights to the station. Mr. Vollmer notes that SpaceX and Boeing are aiming for the right to fly to the station annually. "We are now aware that the existence of the station...

Foxconn unveils prototypes of three electric cars - 10/20/2021

Taiwan-based Foxconn, an electronics component manufacturer known primarily as an Apple supplier, has unveiled prototypes of three electric cars - an SUV, a sedan and a bus. They were developed by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Taiwanese carmaker Yulon Motor. Foxconn hopes the business will be worth a trillion Taiwanese dollars (about $35 billion) in five years. Foxconn does not...

Visa will stop paying fees on some payments to Apple - 10/07/2021

Visa has signed a deal with US banks and agreed to stop charging fees on a portion of payments made with Apple Pay starting next year. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources. According to the publication, bank card issuers have long been trying to get rid of commissions on transactions made by users through Apple Pay. The amount of this fee varies from country to...

Fraudsters rob over 6,000 Coinbase users - 10/04/2021

Fraudsters stole money from over 6,000 users of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The attackers sent out phishing emails: as the attack was not targeted, it managed to overcome spam filters and mislead people. At least 6,000 users of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase lost money as a result of the phishing attack, Reuters wrote. Coinbase reported about the attack, which took place in April...
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