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Apple is boosting the trade-in value of old iPhones

Apple is boosting the trade-in value of old iPhones

Apple skipped on offering much in the way of must-have discounts for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but today it launched a significant boost to trade-in credit for older iPhones. The amount you’re getting probably still isn’t equal to what you’d make by selling on Craigslist or elsewhere, but Apple’s option is all about convenience.
Drone Rules Likely Still Years Away, Dragging on Industry’s Growth

Drone Rules Likely Still Years Away, Dragging on Industry’s Growth

The Federal Aviation Administration is significantly behind earlier schedules for crafting airborne-identification rules for drones, causing industry officials to worry the delay could stymie their most ambitious plans for years.
Bitcoin Surges 8% Overnight in Corrective Rally, Potential Full Reversal?

Bitcoin Surges 8% Overnight in Corrective Rally, Potential Full Reversal?

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Google, Mozilla working on letting web apps edit files despite warning it could be 'abused in terrible ways'

Google, Mozilla working on letting web apps edit files despite warning it could be 'abused in terrible ways'

A group led by Google and Mozilla is working to make it easy to edit files using browser-based web apps but wants advice on how to guard against the "major" security and privacy risks.
Real Estate on the Blockchain: $20 Million Sale 'Tokenizes' Student Residence

Real Estate on the Blockchain: $20 Million Sale 'Tokenizes' Student Residence

In the first offering of its kind, U.S. investors can now acquire a piece of South Carolina real estate in the form of blockchain tokens. The tokens represent ownership in a luxury student residence called The Hub, pictured above, which is located near the University of South Carolina in the state’s capital.
Supreme Court Appears to Lean Heavily Against Apple's Defense of Its Walled Garden

Supreme Court Appears to Lean Heavily Against Apple's Defense of Its Walled Garden

On Monday, Apple finally had its highly anticipated hearing before the United States Supreme Court. Since 2011, the tech giant has been fighting antitrust litigation that claims its App Store policies amount to an unfair monopoly. Those who were present at today’s hearing say the case’s outcome isn’t looking great for Apple.
South Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalize medical marijuana

South Korea becomes first country in East Asia to legalize medical marijuana

South Korea became the first country in East Asia to legalize medical cannabis, marking a significant milestone in the global industry and a potential turning point in how the drug is perceived in traditionally conservative societies.
Amazon says Cyber Monday, Black Friday broke sales records

Amazon says Cyber Monday, Black Friday broke sales records

Amazon said Cyber Monday and Black Friday were the biggest shopping days in its history.  The online retail giant didn't disclose sales figures, but it said customers ordered more than 180 million items during the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, adding that the latter was its biggest single shopping day ever.
Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP), And Ethereum Got Roasted Over Thanksgiving--Here's Why

Bitcoin, Ripple (XRP), And Ethereum Got Roasted Over Thanksgiving--Here's Why

Bitcoin fell sharply over the Thanksgiving weekend, dragging the wider cryptocurrency market down with it, including ripple (XRP) and ethereum's ether, as last week's huge sell-0ff surged back, destroying hopes the bitcoin market had found a floor.
Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars -- or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP -- by the end of the century. The federally mandated study was supposed to come out in December but was released by the Trump administration on Friday, at a time when many Americans are on a long holiday weekend, distracted by family and shopping.
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