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China proposes antitrust law ahead of Singles’ Day shopping spree

China proposes antitrust law ahead of Singles’ Day shopping spree Debates over anti-competitive practices amongst China’s internet firms resurface every year in the lead up to Singles’ Day, a time when online retailers exhaust their resources and deploy sometimes sneaky tactics to attract vendors and shoppers. This year, just a day before the world’s largest […]

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Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s also home to […]

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Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election

Joe Biden wins the 2020 US presidential election Following a tense week of vote tallying, Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania and vaulted ahead in the race to become the next president of the United States. Biden’s win in the critical state put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes, cutting off all […]

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If elected, Biden commits to rejoin climate accord U.S. just abandoned

If elected, Biden commits to rejoin climate accord U.S. just abandoned On the same day that the U.S. officially withdrew from the global pact to reduce emissions that cause climate change, presidential contender Joe Biden committed that he would rejoin the Paris Agreement if elected. In a tweet late Wednesday, Biden wrote, “Today, the Trump […]

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Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration? Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their […]

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Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation

Election Day was largely free from disruptive cyberattacks, as efforts shift to combating misinformation Polls closed in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday without any significant or disruptive cyberattacks, according to cybersecurity officials and experts. Election Day wasn’t without its problems. Some voting machines in Nevada and Texas went down but were quickly back up […]

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Twitter restricts Trump’s tweet claiming that foes would ‘steal’ the election

Twitter restricts Trump’s tweet claiming that foes would ‘steal’ the election With key wins notched in a few states, Trump didn’t declare victory prematurely on election night as social media companies feared — but he did baselessly raise the specter of voter fraud. “We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election,” […]

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A QAnon supporter is headed to Congress

A QAnon supporter is headed to Congress Marjorie Taylor Greene’s win in a Georgia House race means that QAnon is headed to Capitol Hill. Greene openly supports the complex, outlandish conspiracy theory, which posits that President Trump is waging a secret war against a shadowy group of elites who engage in child sex trafficking, among […]

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What social networks have learned since the 2016 election

What social networks have learned since the 2016 election On the eve on the 2020 U.S. election, tensions are running high. The good news? 2020 isn’t 2016. Social networks are way better prepared to handle a wide array of complex, dangerous or otherwise ambiguous Election Day scenarios. The bad news: 2020 is its own beast, […]

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YC-backed nonprofit VotingWorks wants to rebuild trust in election systems through open source

YC-backed nonprofit VotingWorks wants to rebuild trust in election systems through open source I know it will come as a shock to you as a reader of the news, but there is an election this week. Well, tomorrow actually. It’s the rare election where the logistics of the election itself seem to be increasingly dominating […]

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