Bitcoin tumbles, a stablecoin plunges in wild week in crypto

NEW YORK (AP): It’s been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto standards. Bitcoin tumbled, stablecoins were anything but stable and one of the crypto industry’s highest-profile companies lost a third of its market value. The price of bitcoin dropped to around $25,420 this week, its lowest level since December 2020, according to CoinDesk.… Continue reading Bitcoin tumbles, a stablecoin plunges in wild week in crypto

Stakeholders stress on implementation of digital framework

Kathmandu: Stakeholders have raised their voices for the effective implementation of the ‘Digital Nepal Framework’. Speakers of the interaction titled ‘Technology’ Journal Launch and ‘Disruption of Digital Nepal Construction’ organized by the Tech Journos Forum (TJF) on the occasion of National Information Technology Day have stressed the need to effectively move forward by correcting the… Continue reading Stakeholders stress on implementation of digital framework

ISPs threaten to cutoff internet connection ahead of election

Kathmandu: The Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN), an umbrella organization of Internet service providers, has warned that internet services across Nepal may be cut off ahead of local election.ISPAN has warned that the Internet may be cut off during the local election because the government has failed to pay foreign companies to purchase… Continue reading ISPs threaten to cutoff internet connection ahead of election

Musk sells $4B in Tesla shares, presumably for Twitter deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk holds a press conference to introduce the auto-driving system upgrade for Chinese Tesla owners in Beijing, China on Oct. 23, 2015. Photo Courtesy: Chinatopix via AP

DETROIT (AP): Elon Musk has sold 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock worth roughly $4 billion, most likely to help fund his purchase of Twitter. Musk reported the sale in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The shares were sold over the past few days, at prices ranging from $872.02 to… Continue reading Musk sells $4B in Tesla shares, presumably for Twitter deal

Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

File Photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the company’s Shanghai factory in January. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

(AP): The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock. He also called for a series of changes from relaxing its content restrictions to eradicating fake… Continue reading Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

Taliban orders TikTok, PUBG ban for ‘misleading’ youths

Kathmandu: The Taliban has ordered a ban on video-sharing app TikTok and online multi-player game PUBG, insisting they were leading Afghan youths “astray”. The militant group said it would also ban TV channels from airing what it deemed as “immoral material”. It comes after recent bans on music, movies and television soap operas. The Taliban… Continue reading Taliban orders TikTok, PUBG ban for ‘misleading’ youths

Suddenly, Tesla’s Elon Musk is Twitter’s biggest stakeholder

File Photo Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the company’s Shanghai factory in January. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

(AP): Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken a 9% stake in Twitter to become its largest shareholder after raising questions about the social media platform’s dedication to free speech. The ultimate aim of Musk’s 73.5 million share purchase worth $3 billion based on the closing price Friday, is not clear. Yet in late March Musk,… Continue reading Suddenly, Tesla’s Elon Musk is Twitter’s biggest stakeholder

Man says he hacked airline website to find lost luggage

(BBC): A man says he was forced to hack into a domestic Indian airline’s website to find his missing luggage. Nandan Kumar, 28, called IndiGo – a low-cost carrier – for help, after realising that he had swapped his bag with a co-passenger. But after IndiGo refused to help him trace the other person, Mr… Continue reading Man says he hacked airline website to find lost luggage

How China’s TikTok, Facebook influencers push propaganda

WASHINGTON (AP): To her 1.4 million followers across TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, Vica Li says she is a “life blogger” and “food lover” who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country with ease.  “Through my lens, I will take you around China, take you into Vica’s life!” she… Continue reading How China’s TikTok, Facebook influencers push propaganda