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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and NIST Director Walter Copan to Headline Inaugural 6G Symposium

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company, and the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University today announced U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Dr. Walter G. Copan will deliver headline addresses at the inaugural 6G Symposium, a two-day virtual conference dedicated to the exploration of 6G. The Symposium is will take place on October 20-21, 2020.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will headline day one of the 6G Symposium with a fireside chat to explore Beyond 5G and 6G initiatives in the United States, hosted by InterDigital CEO Bill Merritt. The discussion will outline current spectrum policy and progress towards 5G deployment and leadership in the U.S. The fireside chat will take place on

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U.S. House Antitrust Chairman Calls Unwinding Facebook’s Instagram Buy ‘The Right Answer’ | Technology News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative David Cicilline, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, said on Wednesday he would be “comfortable with unwinding” Facebook Inc’s acquisition of Instagram.

The antitrust subcommittee on Tuesday released a report on Big Tech’s abuses of market power but stopped short of naming specific companies or acquisitions that must be broken up.

Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, told Reuters in an interview that Facebook should not have been allowed to buy Instagram, a deal that the Federal Trade Commission approved in 2012.

“I would be comfortable with unwinding that. I think that’s the right answer,” he said.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It has said previously that Instagram was insignificant at the time it was purchased and that Facebook built it into the success it has become.

Any effort to unwind the deal would entail the government

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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Promotes Dr. Jennifer Buss to Chief Executive Officer and General Al Gray to Chairman, Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Jennifer Buss to Chief Executive Officer, and selection of General Al Gray as the new Chairman of the Board. Dr. Buss will immediately assume all duties and responsibilities that accompany the CEO position at the Institute. She was also named a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to lead the Institute. I’ve been invested in its mission since I arrived,” Dr. Buss said. “I am committed to progressing the Institute and its contributions to policy in ever-changing science and technology.”

Dr. Buss replaces Mike Swetnam, who passed away in September. “Mike challenged and inspired me every day. It is because of his mentoring, and the leadership of General Al Gray, that I am ready for this new opportunity.”

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Larry Ellison’s TikTok bid puts Oracle chairman back in the spotlight

Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison’s pursuit of a deal with TikTok could win him two prizes at once: a flashy new customer for his company’s lagging cloud-computing business and a victory over a fierce rival.

Mr. Ellison, 76 years old and chairman of the company, has reason to be a big fan of Chinese-owned TikTok, a video-sharing app famously beloved by young people. But first Oracle, TikTok and their partners have to get a deal done that could return the business-software company to the center of the tech world.

Mr. Ellison maneuvered Oracle ahead of Microsoft Corp. in the race to become TikTok’s U.S. tech partner, and personally lobbied President Trump to sign off on a preliminary agreement, people familiar with the talks said.


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FG New America Acquisition, a SPAC led by TD Ameritrade’s Chairman, prices $225 million IPO at $10

FG New America Acquisition, a blank check company led by TD Ameritrade Chairman Joseph Moglia targeting insurtech and fintech businesses, raised $225 million by offering 22.5 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-half of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50.

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The company is led by Chairman Joseph Moglia, the former CEO and current Chairman of TD Ameritrade, and CEO Larry Swets, the CEO of Itasca Capital (TSXV: ICL) and 1347 Property Insurance Holdings (Nasdaq: PIH).

The company intends to focus on technology businesses in the insurance and financial services industries with enterprise values of approximately $300 million to $600 million.
The Itasca, IL-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol FGNA.U. Piper Sandler and ThinkEquity acted as lead managers

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Huawei chairman labels ongoing US bans as ‘non-stop aggression’

Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping has announced the company will continue to do everything it can to strengthen its supply chain, despite continuing to encounter “great pressure” and being continuously “attacked”.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping.

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Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping.

“Huawei is in a difficult situation these days. Non-stop aggression has put us under significant pressure,” he said on Wednesday, during his keynote at Connect 2020. 

“We’re still assessing the specific impacts. Right now, survival is the goal.”

Ping elaborated on this point, specifying that the continuous attacks he referred to have been coming from the US government.

“The US has been continuously attacking us and they have modified their laws for the third time, and that has posed great challenges to our production and operation,” he said, speaking to media.

In August, US government expanded its restrictions on the Chinese tech giant by barring it from purchasing chips made

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Bubblr Appoints Matthew S. Loeb, Seasoned Executive and NACD Board Leadership Fellow, as Chairman of Newly Formed Advisory Board

London, UK – ( NewMediaWire ) – September 14, 2020 – Bubblr Inc., (OTC PINK: BBLR), (“Bubblr” or the “Company”), an ethical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of mobile-first technologies, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Matthew S. Loeb, CGEIT, CAE, FASAE, as Chairman of the Company’s newly formed Advisory Board, effective September 15th, 2020. Bubblr’s Advisory Board has been formed to seek out industry innovators whose experiences, contacts, and accomplishments relate to Bubblr’s mission as an ethical technology company of restoring internet use to its original intention. 

Matt Loeb has served in CEO and senior executive leadership roles in the nonprofit, technology, biomedical, chemical process, and information industries. His broad range of professional experience includes strategy, acquisitions, public affairs, global operations, and product development.  Mr. Loeb spent 20 years as a C-level executive with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), including

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Australis Capital Reaches Settlement Agreement With Passport Technology and Announces Departure of Executive Chairman Scott Dowty

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) (“AUSA” or the “Company”) today announced it has reached a settlement agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with Passport Technology Inc. (“Passport”) in respect of the termination of the share purchase agreement (the “Share Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company was to have acquired Passport.  The Company also announced the departure of Executive Chairman Scott Dowty.

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, all obligations and entitlements of the parties, including all claims of any kind relating to the Share Purchase Agreement or its termination are fully and finally settled.  AUSA  will retain all fees generated from its customers, which were partially shared with Passport, and these fees will remain solely within its subsidiary Cocoon Technology LLC (“Cocoon”), while Passport acquires the Company’s full interest in Paytron, LLC. The license agreement between AUSA and Passport

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Billionaire George Soros Places Bet on 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”The words are George Soros’, and whatever you may think of his politics or activism, it is impossible to deny that he is one of the world’s greatest stock market investors. In some 30 years of active trading, his hedge fund saw an annualized average return exceeding 30%; it was one of the greatest runs of sustained profits in Wall Street’s history. Soros ran his hedge fund behind the scenes, building a portfolio based on reliable dividends and solid returns.He has continued that strategy in recent years, after taking his firm private. Considering his aphorism, ‘Good investing is boring,’ it’s no wonder that Soros gravitates toward stocks with proven returns. His recent new positions simply bear this out, as Soros has bought

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