Vitalik Buterin defends Ethereum ahead of merge; ‘not a security’

  • South China Morning Post

    Tencent, Alibaba and Didi fined by China antitrust watchdog for unreported merger deals as early as 2011

    China’s antitrust watchdog on Sunday announced it had punished Tencent Holdings, Alibaba Group Holding and Didi Global, among others, for failing to report past merger deals for anti-monopoly reviews. The list of 28 offending cases included 12 involving social media and video gaming giant Tencent, five involving e-commerce giant Alibaba, and four involving ride-hailing platform operator Didi and its subsidiaries. Each case led to a fine of 500,000 yuan (US$74,600) – the maximum amount that the S

  • Reuters

    Apple has ended consulting deal with former designer Jony Ive – NY Times

    Apple Inc has ended a consulting deal with former design chief Jony Ive, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Citing sources, the newspaper reported that Ive’s contract had come up for renewal and the parties agreed not to extend it. Ive, who left Apple in 2019, was a close confidant of the late Chief Executive Steve Jobs and spearheaded design work on the company’s candy-colored Mac computers and the iPhone.

  • MarketWatch

    Largest cryptocurrencies fall as Ethereum drops

    CRYPTO UPDATE All of the largest cryptocurrencies were down during morning trading on Tuesday, with Ethereum (ETHUSD) seeing the biggest change, falling 6.12% to $1,067.06. Litecoin (LTCUSD) dropped 4.

  • The AV Club

    Chadwick Boseman, Norm Macdonald, and Jessica Walter honored with posthumous Emmy nods

    Wakanda really is forever. At this morning’s Emmy nominations, the late Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous nod for his voiceover work as T’Challa/Black Panther (or technically T’Challa/Star-Lord) in an episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ What If…? The anthology series explores alternate realities in the Marvel universe—Boseman’s winning episode was entitled “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” and was directed by Bryan Andrews.

  • Associated Press

    Uvalde’s new anguish: Video shows police waiting in school

    A new wave of anger swept through Uvalde on Tuesday over surveillance footage of police officers in body armor milling in the hallway of Robb Elementary School while a gunman carried out a massacre inside a fourth-grade classroom where 19 children and two teachers were killed. The video published Tuesday by the Austin American-Statesman is a disturbing 80-minute recording of what has been known for weeks now about one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history: that heavily armed police officers, some armed with rifles and bulletproof shields, massed in the hallway and waited more than an hour before going inside and stopping the May 24 slayings. Hours after the video was published, some residents at a Uvalde City Council meeting said they had not been able to bring themselves to watch it.


    PepsiCo’s Many Troubles Now Have Me Focused on Coca-Cola

    Sarge fave PepsiCo batted lead-off for the season on Tuesday morning. For the second quarter, the global purveyor of soda pop and salty snacks posted adjusted EPS of $1.86 $1.03 on revenue of $20.225B. PepsiCo beverages North America experienced a 0.01% sales decline to $6.12B, producing operating profit of $651M (-19.5%).

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