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21 Oct 2021   
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-Modern Age is on a mission to put people in the driverís seat of their aging journey
-Element Finance raises $32 million for its DeFi fixed rate protocol
-The Talli Baby tracker is a one-touch system for logging kids activities
-Hex snags $16M Series A to keep building collaborative data workspace
-Is Appleís M1 Max really the fastest laptop chip ever?
-Spotify partners with Shopify to add merch to artists' profiles
-NerdWallet, Gen Z, and the value of the written word
-Stampli, the invoice management platform, launches a digital card
-What I learned after running my startup while traveling for a year
-Square Enix opens a new studio dedicated to mobile games
-Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities
-'God of War' heads to PC on January 14th
-JUST A FEW HOURS LEFT! Grab This Exclusive ProGrade Digital Offer!
-PayPal said to be exploring potential acquisition of Pinterest

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Toyota has made a hydrogen-powered remote control car
Toyota has built a tiny, hydrogen-powered remote control Mirai. 
© 2021 5:32am 

Activision Blizzard: More than 20 staff leave after harassment claims
The video games giant is attempting to repair its reputation following a series of lawsuits. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 2:22am 

-Brazil's Hash raises $40M in a round led by QED and Kaszek for its white-label payments software
-New union pact means better pay and conditions for streaming production crews

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-Stripe acquires Recko, its first acquisition in India, to add reconciliation to its payment services stack

Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog
The CMA says the social media giant, which also may be changing its name, deliberately broke rules. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 0:32am 

-3 Sony E Mount Lenses That Survived the Great Outdoors
-Facebook is reportedly changing its name
-Facebook reportedly plans to change its name to focus on the metaverse
-Netflix says 142 million households watched Korean series 'Squid Game'

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-WhatsApp users can now shop for items by category using 'Collections'
-The new Assassin's Creed educational tour lets you explore the Viking Age
-UK startup Healx to begin clinical trial on repositioned drug for Fragile X syndrome
-Walgreens will deploy Wing drone deliveries in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
-Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition offers 49 possible color combinations
-UpEquity, a digital mortgage startup that makes all cash offers, secures $50M in debt and equity
-Razer reveals new mics for pro and casual streamers
-Pinterest gets more TikTok-like with a 'Watch' tab for videos, announces $20M in creator rewards
-Amazon adds 60 more stations to its Fire TV local news app
-Museís latest meditation headband is designed to lull wearers back to sleep
-Facebook will punish rule breakers by down-ranking their posts in groups
-US government bans sale of hacking tools to China and Russia
-'Cyberpunk 2077' PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades delayed until 2022
-Windows 11 beta users can start testing Android apps

Status update: It's hard to break up with Facebook
OPINION: I worry that in the moments before I die itíll be my Facebook feed flashing before my eyes. 
© 2021 5:32am 

Nearly 45 million received scam calls in three months, Ofcom says
Almost a million people in the UK were misled by calls or messages over the summer. 
© 2021 BBCWorld 4:32am 

-The Quality Choice. 3 Legged Thing Brian 2.0 Tripod Review
-Pinterest is redesigning its home feed to look more like TikTok
-Facebook fined $70M for flouting Giphy order made by UK watchdog
-Facebook fined $69.6 million in the UK for breaking rules related to its Giphy takeover
-Deci snaps up $21M for tech to build better AI models based on available data and compute power
-Activision Blizzard says over 20 employees have 'exited' following harassment cases
-Embrace grabs a new funding round amid unveiling of new mobile data intelligence software
-Superplastic raises $20M to expand its cartoon influencer universe
-'LEGO Star Wars: Castaways' arrives November 19th on Apple Arcade

Air New Zealand customers fall victim to scam that looks 'very legitimate'
Air New Zealand customers are the latest to fall victim to scams, as they are being sent Airpoints emails that are looking "very legitimate". Many Air New Zealand customers say they have received an email letting them know they... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 9:42pm 

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