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  • newJapanese bitcoin exchange BitFlyer comes to Europe
     Japanese bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer has expanded into Europe after it landed a payment license to operate across the EU. Data from Coinmarketcap.com shows that BitFlyer is the world’s 14th largest exchange based on volume, with…
    - 1 hour ago 23 Jan 18, 8:50am -
  • newJapan’s SmartHR raises $13.3M led by 500 Startups
     SmartHR, a startup helping Japanese employers run HR and staffing smarter — because that’s of course its name — has raised a JPY 1.5 billion ($13.3 million) Series B round led by 500 Startups Japan. The startup is perhaps comparable to the li…
    - 4 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 5:56am -
  • newCrunch Report | Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion
    Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion, Uber Eats acquires Ando and Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
    - 6 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 4:00am -
  • newFacebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing
     I was all set to dislike the “flick,” a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be something worthless like “the average time someone looks at a post.” In fact it’s a v…
    - 8 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 2:13am -
  • newWant to learn about African immigrants? Mr. President, meet Africa’s tech sector
     President Trump’s comments about immigrants coming from “shithole” countries are continuing to stir up a shitstorm internationally. And while the language itself is bad enough, the president and his advisors need to also reboot their assumpti…
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  • newAndroid 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting
     Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1’s updates. The new Speed Labels feature is one of the more compelling of the bunch, offering estimated network signals…
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  • newThe Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones offer big sound at a high price
     The PX headphones are Bowers & Wilkins’ first noise-cancelling headphones. While Bowers & Wilkins is more known for its premium work with high-end speakers, its first foray into noise-cancelling headphones is a win. Overall the Bowers & Wilkins P…
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  • newNetflix is now worth more than $100B
     Netflix crossed a fun milestone today, crossing the $100 billion mark for its market cap as it once again surprised industry observers with better-than-expected growth in its subscribers. We’ll get to the financial numbers in a minute but, as us…
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  • newRupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news
     Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corporation, today issued a statement calling for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news traveling through their platforms. In the statement, Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay a carriage fee, as cabl…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Jan 18, 9:12pm -
  • newAltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft
     After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR, is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its product director, where he will be “exploring how VR can help communitie…
    - 13 hours ago 22 Jan 18, 9:00pm -

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  • newRivers, Clips join NBA chorus of angst over refs
    Clippers coach Doc Rivers, after watching his team rack up four technical fouls in the fourth quarter and then being ejected along with assistant coach Mike Woodson, dropped any sense of hesitation in expressing his displeasure with NBA officiating.
    - 2 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 8:05am -
  • newSources: Lillard, Allen met over Blazers' future
    Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard met with owner Paul Allen for one hour last week to discuss the team's direction moving forward, sources told ESPN.
    - 3 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 6:34am -
  • newBarea: I don't think Wall's teammates like him
    J.J. Barea and John Wall had an on-court confrontation during the Mavericks' 98-75 win Monday. Afterward, Wall took a verbal shot at Barea when asked about the incident, and Barea said he doesn't like Wall and thinks Wall's teammates feel the same.
    - 4 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 6:13am -
  • newWest Virginia, North Carolina find conference road trips can be costly for contenders
    The No. 7 Mountaineers and No. 10 Tar Heels -- each full of expectations and hype -- showed Monday that they aren't quite ready for the big stage.
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  • newLove target of ire in Cavs meeting, sources say
    Kevin Love, in a fiery team meeting before Monday's practice, was challenged by several Cavs teammates over his early departure from Saturday's loss to Oklahoma City with an illness and his absence from practice on Sunday.
    - 5 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 5:12am -
  • newCousins hangs 44 points, 24 boards, 10 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday.
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  • newBouchard, Twitter date heading to Super Bowl
    A relationship that started with a tweet from University of Missouri student John Goehrke to Genie Bouchard during last year's Super Bowl will now include a trip to next month's Super Bowl after an offer from NFL Canada.
    - 6 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 4:00am -
  • newGiannis offered to intervene before Kidd fired
    Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo spoke with Jason Kidd 15 minutes before the coach was fired Monday, telling him he would do what he could to help save Kidd's job. Kidd said he replied, "There's nothing you can do. All you can do is tell the truth."
    - 6 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 3:51am -
  • newNBA Power Rankings: Is Houston becoming a problem for Golden State?
    The Rockets return to familiar territory after topping the defending champs, and newly minted All-Star Joel Embiid has the Sixers rolling on the heels of a perfect week.
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  • newQB guru Pat Shurmur makes perfect sense as Giants coach
    Shurmur isn't the sexiest hire, but his history working with quarterbacks and the Giants' uncertainty at the position make him an ideal fit.
    - 9 hours ago 23 Jan 18, 12:51am -

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  • newFox deal for Sky not in public interest - UK regulator
    The UK competition regulator has said Rupert Murdoch buying all of Sky was not in the public interest because it would give the media mogul too much influence.
    - 15 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:39am -
  • newDissident splinter group in ceasefire announcement
    The dissident splinter group Óglaigh na hÉireann has reportedly announced a ceasefire.
    - 25 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:29am -
  • newBradley says differences can be bridged in talks
    The recently appointed Northern Secretary says the differences between the North's political parties are narrow and, she believes, can be bridged.
    - 42 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:12am -
  • newHeavy snow affects arrivals at Davos
    The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue.
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  • newDavos: Creating a shared future
    Davos likes to perch on the zeitgeist. Whatever the prevailing global mood, the World Economic Forum likes to gather in all hues of opinion so the organisation can stand by its ambitious goal of "Improving the State of the World".
    - 50 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:04am -
  • newAppeal over plan to build on Cork Magdalene site
    Residents in Cork are appealing planning permission granted by Cork City Council for apartments on the site of a former Magdalene laundry in the city.
    - 51 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:03am -
  • newCosby on stage for first time since sex assault charge
    US entertainer Bill Cosby has returned to the stage for the first time in nearly three years, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.
    - 51 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:03am -
  • newDavos - What's it all about?
    Davos, shorthand for the World Economic Forum, was originally founded in 1971 by German business professor Klaus Schwab as a way for European corporate leaders to learn from their US counterparts. But it has morphed into a gathering of global elites…
    - 52 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:02am -
  • newHousing schemes 'no more than gestures', says ICTU
    Trade unions have criticised the Government's latest initiative on housing as consisting of no more than gestures.
    - 52 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 9:02am -
  • new1,450 people evacuated after gas leak in central London
    Approximately 1,450 people were evacuated from a nightclub and a hotel and two major railway station have been closed after a gas main ruptured in central London.
    - 59 mins ago 23 Jan 18, 8:55am -