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SEC scrutinises overnight blockchain companies

The commission says it's not acceptable for companies without a track record in the sector to dabble in blockchain technology.


Intel halts patching for chip bug, citing flaw

The company advises users to stop installing patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities.


China online quiz craze lures tech giants

Some of China's biggest tech companies use cash prizes to draw millions of contenders to mobile-based online quiz shows.


Business booms for privacy experts

Companies worldwide spend millions of dollars to comply with a landmark European data protection law, even as many uncertainties remain.


Murdoch suggests Facebook pay 'trusted' publishers

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee similar to the model used by cable companies.


Netflix crosses $100bn market capitalisation

The online video service snagged two million more subscribers than expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits.


Toshiba considers IPO for memory chip unit

The company may go the IPO route if the sale of its memory chip business to a Bain Capital-led consortium fails to gain anti-trust approval.


Facebook to prioritise 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

The social media firm will prioritise "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys.


Facebook execs seek to ward off more European rules

Executives will this week address the social media giant's slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation.

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