View: Bitcoin whales are a mixed blessing

One wry criticism of Bitcoin is that its userbase resembles the distribution of wealth in North Korea: Just 2% of Bitcoin accounts hold 95% of the cryptocurrency in circulation. …

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ETtech Morning Dispatch on March 1, 2021: Govt vs WhatsApp (again)

Here’s a look at the top tech news to start your day….

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Prince Harry on Oprah Winfrey: my worry of Diana history repeating

CBS releases two brief clips from Winfrey’s interview with Meghan and Harry, in which they talk about Princess DianaThe Duke of Sussex, who shocked Britain when he and his wife, Meghan, stepped back from royal duties, has told the US interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating itself.CBS has released two brief clips from Winfrey’s interview of the couple, which is scheduled to air on 7 March. It is the first TV interview they have given since making California their home last year. Continue reading… …

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Asian equities rally, battered bond market tries to steady

China’s official manufacturing PMI out over the weekend missed forecasts, but Japanese figures showed the fastest growth in two years. …

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Coronavirus LIVE: India cases at 11,112,056; Tamil Nadu extends lockdown

Coronavirus live updates: Most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,129,821), Kerala (1,048,686), Karnataka (949,636), Andhra Pradesh (889,585). Stay tuned for corona-related news …

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Indian biggest fuel retailers gearing up for rural-led economic rebound

The increasing economic importance of India’s hinterlands is influencing business expansion plans and accelerating a trend of more service stations being opened in the countryside …

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Golden Globes 2021: All the winners, updated live – CNET

The awards show has kicked off, with Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega taking the first awards….

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Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships. …

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Leon Rose’s Quiet Effect: Knicks’ Good Vibes Come Ahead of Schedule

As team president for the past year, Rose has let the Knicks’ on-court flickers of progress do most of his talking. …

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CPAC: Hyatt Hotels says stage design resembling Nazi rune is ‘abhorrent’

A photo of the stage went viral, with thousands of Twitter users comparing its distinctive design to an odal runeThe Hyatt Hotels Corporation called symbols of hate “abhorrent” on Sunday after the design of a stage at the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at one of its hotels drew comparisons to a Norse rune used by Nazis during the second world warHigh-profile Republicans including former president Donald Trump were attending the four-day event in Orlando, Florida, as conflict raged between Trump allies and establishment politicians trying to distance the party from him. Continue reading… …

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Why this teen set up a prize-winning fake cosmetics shop

Polish teenager Krystyna Paszko’s idea won an EU prize – she tells the BBC the story behind it. …

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India’s new social media rules seen echoing globally

India’s new social media rules come at a time the US, the UK and Australia—among other nations—have been pushing Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and their ilk to take responsibility for content on their platforms….

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Golden Globes 2021 winner predictions: I Care a Lot, The Queen’s Gambit, Borat – CNET

Rosamund Pike is up for best actress (musical or comedy) for I Care a Lot. Let’s take a look at who will win and who should win tonight….

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Covid: The front-line doctor photographing the pandemic

Dr Scott Kobner has been documenting the fight to save lives in America’s worst-hit county. …

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of ‘fear’

Writers may be self-censoring because they don’t want to be “cancelled”, author Kazuo Ishiguro says. …

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Our third stimulus check calculator can give you a personalized estimate of your payment – CNET

How much of the $1,400 third stimulus check could you qualify for? Our calculator will spit out an answer for you….

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Kooking with a Koori: How a Sydney father’s simple meals have won hearts

Aboriginal man Nathan Lyons has found unexpected fame with videos inspired by “doing it tough”. …

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Yemen: The nine-year-old war-zone school teacher

Ahmed, blind since birth, stands in for teachers who don’t make it in to their ruined school in Yemen. …

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People smugglers could get life sentences under new rules, says Home Office

Priti Patel understood to be concerned that some offenders are only being given three-year termsPeople smugglers could be handed life sentences under plans to ramp up penalties in an effort to stop migrants crossing the Channel.At present, the maximum sentence for people smuggling is 14 years in prison. The Times reported that Priti Patel wants to lengthen jail terms because of her concerns that the average sentence received is three years. Continue reading… …

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