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A Fintech Frontier Calling for Pioneers


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With the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading the globe, the World Bank expects that the global economy will contract by a staggering 5.2% this year, while Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, speaks of “the first global economic depression of our lifetimes”. Government rescue measures have already exceeded US$4.5 trillion, and growing by the day, leading to not many people feeling optimistic these days.

However, global headlines make it clear that industries are not being affected equally, that some are finding opportunities, despite the many challenges on the horizon. Among those worst-hit are the airline industry, which is forecasted to incur losses of $250 billion, the hospitality and leisure sector, which in the US alone recorded a 47% loss in jobs, and the

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Facebook removes Trump post calling the coronavirus ‘less lethal’ than the flu

“Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” Trump’s tweet and now-deleted Facebook post reads.

Trump on Monday night left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was being treated for covid-19. Earlier in the day, he posted on social media, “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” That drew intense criticism online for what many saw as him downplaying the virus that has killed at least 209,000 people in the United States.

Neither Twitter nor Facebook took any action against the Monday post and did not respond to repeated requests for comment asking if it violated their policies against coronavirus misinformation.

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Weber Calling for Solar Technology on all New Construction

BARNEGAT, NJ: New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District Independent Candidate Martin Weber is calling for a new national reusable energy mandate that would require all new residential and commercial construction to have solar panels installed. 

“It’s a win-win for everybody”, says Weber. “There are so many people saving money on their monthly electric bill and even more people who want to save money on their bill”. 

Weber, who is currently a member of the Barnegat Township Zoning Board, feels that such a plan will help many people ranging in all age groups, but points out why there is a need for a nationally-mandated program. “We have senior citizens living in senior-only communities where they are not allowed to install panels on their home,” says Weber. “I would think senior citizens would be an obvious group that could benefit from having $3 a month electric bills.” The candidate does realize that this

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Virginia Tech won’t be defense as usual now that Justin Hamilton is calling the shots | College Sports

This week, inside linebacker Dax Hollifield shared some of what to expect from Hamilton’s defense, including a greater mix of coverages in the defensive secondary.

“They’re a little bit different. I’m not going to lie,” said Hollifield. “Coach Foster was really man across the board, lock them up. We don’t want no catches, no yards allowed. In today’s day of football, we’ve got to switch it up a little bit more. That’s where coach Ham is doing it — a little bit more switching up defenses, a little more playing zone with the back end. I like it a lot. It lets me play in a little bit more space and just make plays, jump the football.”

Hamilton has faced more Year 1 challenges than most new coordinators. His team had no spring football practice due to the spread of COVID-19. His unit’s top player, cornerback Caleb Farley, opted out

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This Ex-Israeli Commando Is Betting $16 Million Of His Own Money That People Will Use His App Rather Than Calling The Cops

Once second-in-command of Israel’s version of Delta Force, Doron Kempel built and sold two tech companies for a combined $850 million. Now he sees financial opportunity in public safety.


Hazel Carrasquillo was riding the bus home from work late one night in March when a distressed seeming man began shouting at her. When she got off her stop, in a Chicago suburb, the man also got off, making her feel unsafe.

Rather than call the police, she used an app on her phone to video-call a private security service that stayed on the line with her until she got home. If something did happen, the video was being recorded, and the agent could call the police to her location. 

At a time when people are on high alert, yet possibly hesitant to call the police, a new app called Our Bond is aiming to provide a sense of security

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Nikola Stock Dinged by a Skeptic Calling Into Question Its Technology Prowess

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The stock is still a bet on Nikola’s ability to provide low-cost hydrogen gas for its fuel cells.


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has a new detractor. And the stock felt it Thursday.

Hindenburg Research published a lengthy report Thursday morning detailing a list of problems the firm has with Nikola (ticker: NLKA). At its core, the report appears to reflect a belief that Nikola management overstated its internally developed battery and fuel-cell capabilities.

“Nikola announced [in 2019] it would revolutionize the battery industry,” the Hindenburg authors wrote. Nikola planned to buy new technology, but the deal, according to Hindenburg, fell through. “Nikola has never walked back claims relating to its battery technology. Instead, [founder Trevor Milton] continued to publicly hype the technology.”

Nikola shares fell 11.3% Thursday, closing at $37.57. That still leaves the stock up roughly 6% for the week. Shares surged 41% on Tuesday after the company

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Twitter announced expanded policies aimed at combatting misleading information about elections, including calling a result too early

Separately, Google said Thursday it is adding its own precautions ahead of the election, including for any candidate prematurely declaring victory.

Twitter’s expanded policies come as social media, more than ever, has become the central electoral information battlefield, as the coronavirus pandemic has drastically limited traditional rallies and door-to-door campaigning. The tech companies have heeded the advice of experts who predict that the election result may not be settled quickly in part because of mail-in ballots this year, leading to potential confusion about who wins.

Trump has more than 85 million Twitter followers, and the company has previously flagged misleading claims from the president, including the assertion that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

Twitter said the policies would go into effect Thursday and would extend to whenever the election results are officially called. In some cases, the company will remove a tweet entirely. In others, it will add more labels to

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I Sincerely Hope I’m Not Calling This Too Early, But Here’s the Dumbest Piece of Tech in 2020

We thought nothing could possibly be worse than shelling out increasingly more expensive premium-video-on-demand costs, as with recent releases like Trolls World Tour and Mulan. Well, how about paying per person for tickets to watch a movie from your own freaking living room?

This is evidently the concept proposed by startup Xcinex, whose Venue device would have viewers pay to access content by scanning the number of people watching and charging them a “ticketed entertainment” fee. Surely, you must be thinking, this is a scam. Reader, by all indications the streaming device is real — at least in the respect that it appears to be available for preorder for a real $US60 ($82).

In an interview with Deadline in June, the company’s founder and CEO Cihan Fuat Atkin said that while the product “doesn’t do facial recognition,” it does assure “that the number of people in the room

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