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Duo provides green loan for Cityplaza One acquisition

Standard Chartered and United Overseas Bank have provided a HK$5.29bn ($682m) green loan to support a Gaw Capital Partners-led consortium’s acquisition of Cityplaza One.


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AWS will maintain an open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana, after criticism from Elastic which changed its licensing terms to monetize cloud-service use (Tom Krazit/Protocol)

Tom Krazit / Protocol:AWS will maintain an open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana, after criticism from Elastic which changed its licensing terms to monetize cloud-service use  —  Fed up with what he sees as unfair competition from AWS, Elastic CEO Shay Banon felt he had no choice but to restrict …


22 January 2021 0

Tastytrade, a Chicago-based online brokerage and financial media company, to be acquired by UK’s IG Group in a deal worth over $1B in cash and stock (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Tastytrade, a Chicago-based online brokerage and financial media company, to be acquired by UK’s IG Group in a deal worth over $1B in cash and stock  —  – U.K. firm to buy Chicago-based platform amid trading boom  — Analysts question ‘punchy’ price and scant earnings guidance


22 January 2021 0

Intel says it’s investigating hack of an infographic with details about its Q4 earnings report, which prompted its release ahead of stock market close on Thu. (Richard Waters/Financial Times)

Richard Waters / Financial Times:Intel says it’s investigating hack of an infographic with details about its Q4 earnings report, which prompted its release ahead of stock market close on Thu.  —  Breach forces chipmaker to release earnings early  —  Intel said it was the victim of a hacker who stole financially sensitive information …


22 January 2021 0

Report: 70% of Americans now have access to a broadband plan costing $60 or less, up from 52% at the end of 2019 (Joanna Nelius/Gizmodo)

Joanna Nelius / Gizmodo:Report: 70% of Americans now have access to a broadband plan costing $60 or less, up from 52% at the end of 2019  —  It looks like things might be improving—at least a little—when it comes to closing the digital divide in America.  The latest quarterly report from BroadbandNow highlights …


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Celebrity Endorsements, EVs, & Polestar — Part II (Video)

Polestar’s relationship with Oscar Isaac is one of a long line of celebrity endorsements for autos


22 January 2021 0

In an Australian Senate hearing, a Google executive said that a law forcing Google to pay news outlets for links could prompt it to stop offering Search (Josh Taylor/The Guardian)

Josh Taylor / The Guardian:In an Australian Senate hearing, a Google executive said that a law forcing Google to pay news outlets for links could prompt it to stop offering Search  —  As Google and Facebook face Senate committee, poll finds three in five Australians agree social media companies should prioritise news in feeds


22 January 2021 0

Electric Car Conversion: Classic Volvo 240 GL

EV conversion: this classic Volvo 240 GL wagon goes fully electric in the Netherlands with a 100-mile range, and 10 years of reliability!


22 January 2021 0

Facebook’s Oversight Board decision on Trump’s suspension will set important precedents for online deplatforming and for the Board’s long-term legitimacy (Evelyn Douek/Lawfare)

Evelyn Douek / Lawfare:Facebook’s Oversight Board decision on Trump’s suspension will set important precedents for online deplatforming and for the Board’s long-term legitimacy  —  On Jan. 7, the day after the riot in the U.S. Capitol, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the “indefinite” suspension of Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.


22 January 2021 0

Unlimited E-Bike Conversion Kit Lets You Electrify Your Favorite Bike

One e-bike conversion kit that has gotten some good press over the last year comes from Unlimited Engineering, which first made its mark on the micromobility market with an electric skateboard kit that successfully launched on Indiegogo back in 2016. This past summer, the company ran another crowdfunding campaign, but this time for an e-bike…
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