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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Go-Jek says it has closed the first round of Series F fundraising

Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Go-Jek motorcycle taxi driver travels through traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek said Friday it had finalized the first closing of its ongoing Series F fundraising efforts. Go-Jek’s release did not disclose the amount of …

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Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that even affected some Verizon customers. The outage began early in the day but by late Thursday night, the company tweeted that its engineers had identified a “network element” that was affecting services and expected to …

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GMO Internet Exits Bitcoin Miner Production After Recording ‘Extraordinary Loss’ in Q4 By Cointelegraph

GMO Internet Exits Bitcoin Miner Production After Recording ‘Extraordinary Loss’ in Q4 Japanese internet giant GMO Internet Group is quitting the mining hardware sector, Cointelegraph Japan reported Dec. 25 referencing a public document. Citing “extraordinary loss” in Q4 this year, GMO, which began its foray into Bitcoin mining in 2017, …

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Tumblr adult content ban pushes artists, sex workers to Twitter

Tumblr has long housed some of the most self-expressive, marginalized communities of the internet. The site welcomed LGTBQ and sex-positive bloggers, artists and creators, self-proclaimed nerds and those in need of support. Now, with a strict and poorly executed ban on adult content, Tumblr is alienating power users and pushing …

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Buy Disney, Cisco in case the S&P 500 rallies 10%: Strategist

There’s still time for the S&P 500 to catch a 10 percent rally going into the new year, Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Tom Lee told CNBC Friday. “Obviously we’re working with a really short time frame, but we know that markets have been moving very quickly in the last couple of …

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Apple China to push software update in bid to resolve Qualcomm case

Apple, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week “to …

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Canada puts on ‘show trial’ for arrested Huawei CFO

Canada treated her “as a dangerous criminal” and “violent offender” by restraining her with handcuffs and forcing her to wear ankle restraints following her initial bail hearing, the paper said. “It is hard to escape the conclusion that her treatment is something of a show trial intended to humiliate her …

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The internet industry is suing California over its net neutrality law

The internet industry is suing the state of California over its days-old net neutrality law. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday by major trade groups representing broadband companies, is the second major lawsuit filed against the state over the law — the first was brought by the Justice Department. On Sunday …

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CloudFlare’s Quest to Decentralize the Internet

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On Sept. 17, a vital United States-based content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare introduced a new decentralized content gateway via InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer (p2p) network run by thousands of computers bypassing the conventional HTTP system. Here’s how it supposed to work and why CloudFlare decided to support such …

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