Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a  billion Shanghai splurge

Souvenir tokens representing cryptocurrency networks Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and Ripple plunge into water in this illustration taken May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Merge came, saw and conquered. Not that you’d guess from crypto prices. The Ethereum blockchain’s mega-upgrade finally went … Read more

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump may be called as a witness at the criminal trial of Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor and former Trump fundraiser charged with acting as an unregistered agent for the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. judge … Read more

U.S. signs deal with Google to develop chips for researchers

U.S. signs deal with Google to develop chips for researchers

The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said it reached a cooperative research and development agreement with Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google … Read more

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch

MILTON KEYNES, England, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Autonomous vehicle (AV) startups have raised tens of billions of dollars based on promises to develop truly self-driving cars, but industry executives and experts say remote human supervisors may be needed permanently to help robot drivers in trouble. The central premise of autonomous vehicles – that computers and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Fighting to survive, Tencent-backed Indian music app Gaana turns to subscriptions

EXCLUSIVE Fighting to survive, Tencent-backed Indian music app Gaana turns to subscriptions

A man listens to music as he waits for his train at Churchgate railway station in Mumbai December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Tencent-backed Indian music streaming app Gaana has switched to a paid subscription model to avoid closing down after … Read more

Tesla considering lithium refinery in Texas, seeks tax relief

Tesla considering lithium refinery in Texas, seeks tax relief

The TESLA logo is seen outside a dealership in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is considering setting up a lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, as it looks to … Read more

Kim Kardashian to launch private equity firm with former Carlyle partner

Kim Kardashian to launch private equity firm with former Carlyle partner

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 7 (Reuters) – Reality television star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and a former partner at Carlyle Group Inc (CG.O) Jay Sammons are launching a new private equity firm focused on investing in consumer and media businesses, according to a joint statement. The new firm, named … Read more

U.S. bank regulator warns of crisis risk from fintech proliferation

U.S. bank regulator warns of crisis risk from fintech proliferation

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The rise of fintech services and digital banking could spur financial risks and potentially a crisis over the long term, Michael Hsu, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, a … Read more