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Microsoft’s Bing search engine is the latest victim of China’s ‘block and don’t tell’

Last night, several people on Twitter and Reddit based in China complained that Microsoft’s Bing search engine was inaccessible; hours later, the company confirmed that the search engine was indeed blocked across the country. “We’ve confirmed that Bing is currently inaccessible in China and are engaged to determine next steps,” a company spokesperson told TNW […]

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Nasdaq goes $20M deep in support of enterprise blockchain startup

Blockchain startup Symbiont has raised a $20m Series B as traditional exchanges from across the world look to capitalize on enterprise solutions leveraging decentralized ledger technology. The startup’s round was led by Nasdaq Ventures and drew support from new investors including Citi, Raptor Group and Galaxy Digital. Symbiont, which will use the cash to boost […]

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Watch out for this new cryptocurrency ransomware stalking the web

Researchers have discovered “Antova”, a brand new family of cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware, and they warn it has the potential to become outright dangerous. Cybersecurity firm McAfee explained Antova hides in seemingly innocuous icon files – usually the same popular games or applications – in order to fool the user into downloading the malware. Once run, it […]

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Global climate change could boost iPhone sales, Apple reports

Rising sea levels. Food shortages. Hurricanes. Floods. Civil unrest. Refugees. Droughts. All things considered, catastrophic global climate change doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs. Looking on the bright side is everyone’s favorite optimistic tech company, Apple, which reckons it’ll be good for iPhone sales. In a recently-published report, the iconic tech firm suggested that […]