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Facebook again asks judge to dismiss U.S. lawsuit to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

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Facebook Inc (FB.O) asked a judge on Monday to dismiss the U.S. government's revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Telegram says added 'record' 70 million users after Facebook outage

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Newsweek - October 5, 2021

 

 

 

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PwC offers U.S. employees full-time remote work

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Accounting and consulting firm PwC told Reuters on Thursday it will allow all its 40,000 U.S. client services employees to work virtually and live anywhere they want in perpetuity, making it one of the biggest employers to embrace permanent remote work.

The policy is a departure from the accounting industry's rigid attitudes, known for encouraging people to put in late nights at the office. Other major accounting firms, such as Deloitte and KPMG, have also been giving employees more choice to work remotely in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Luxury realtor Sotheby’s setting up shop in Jamaica

The Gleaner - Steven Jackson

 Luxury auction and realty brand Sotheby’s International has registered a real estate firm in Jamaica, official data from the Companies Office of Jamaica indicates.

The island is set to become the latest country to carry the brand, which operates in over 74 countries and territories and boasts a 24,000-strong sales force while doing, it says, US$150 billion in real estate sales and rentals each year.

Sotheby’s prides itself on selling luxury for the rich and exclusivity for the wealthy and carries some of the most upscale and pricey properties around the world on its websites. Some Jamaican properties are being marketed by Sotheby’s Canada.

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Is Crypto Dead? - By Shelly Palmer

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For crypto speculators, newbies, and “get rich quick” thrillseekers, last week was tough. The Chinese government re-signaled its displeasure with bitcoin and all things crypto, the IRS announced it is going to do what it can to tax every possible crypto transaction, and Elon tweeted, scaring the hell out of people who pay attention to him. Panic ensued. 

When it was over, Wednesday’s crypto crash vaporized about $1 trillion of market value.

The currency may be virtual, but for those who sold at a loss, the losses were real. And while the market came back a bit after the crash, this rollercoaster ride is getting even more extreme. 

This is why it is no surprise that so many well-respected business people and financial experts chose this past week to declare that crypto is “valueless,” or “nutso,” or “dead.” But think about this…

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Building Your Real Estate Empire

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Building Your Real Estate Empire

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Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin’s Biggest Plunge Since March Shakes Faith in Crypto Boom

Bitcoin_Plunge Bloomberg - By Eric Lam and Olivia Raimonde
A steep selloff in Bitcoin is fueling concern that the cryptocurrency bubble may be about to burst. Bitcoin slid as much as 26% over Sunday and Monday in the biggest two-day slide since March. After dropping as much as 20% during New York trading hours on Monday, the price continued to fluctuate wildly. Bitcoin has wiped out about $185 billion in v...
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PayPal allows Bitcoin and crypto spending

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PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, announcing that its customers will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin and other virtual currencies using their PayPal accounts. Those virtual coins could then be used to buy things from the 26 million sellers which accept PayPal, it said. PayPal plans to roll out buying options in the US over the next few ...
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How bitcoin powered the largest Nigerian protests in a generation

Afrika_Bitcoin_ By Yomi Kazeem Africa reporter
 After initially existing mainly as a recurring hashtag on social media, #EndSARS—a campaign against police brutality in Nigeria—evolved into mass protests which drew thousands of Nigerians across in several locations across the country this month. With the protests growing organically and quickly across cities all over the country, the need f...
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