PE firm Silver Lake announces it will invest $747M in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, giving it a valuation of $65B, weeks after Facebook invested $5.7B (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: PE firm Silver Lake announces it will invest $747M in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, giving it a valuation of $65B, weeks after Facebook invested $5.7B  —  Weeks after Facebook invested $5.7 billion in Indian telecom giant Jio Platforms, private equity firm Silver Lake is following suit.

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Flaws in Salt, a server automation and management tool, have been exploited to breach servers belonging to Ghost blogging platform, DigiCert, and LineageOS (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Flaws in Salt, a server automation and management tool, have been exploited to breach servers belonging to Ghost blogging platform, DigiCert, and LineageOS  —  Ghost platform got hacked via the same vulnerability that allowed hackers to breach LineageOS servers hours before.

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US travel reservations giant Sabre abandoned a $360M deal to acquire Florida-based Farelogix on Friday after a UK anti-trust watchdog prohibited it (Diane Bartz/Reuters)

Diane Bartz / Reuters: US travel reservations giant Sabre abandoned a $360M deal to acquire Florida-based Farelogix on Friday after a UK anti-trust watchdog prohibited it  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. travel technology firm Sabre Corp (SABR.O) and software firm Farelogix Inc said on Friday that they would terminate …

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Onecoin Lawsuit Continues: Judge Lifts Stay Order, Investigators Search for ‘Crypto Queen’

In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the unsealed indictment tied to the Onecoin cofounder Sebastian Greenwood. At the same time, U.S. Judge Valerie Caproni had placed a stay order on the case against Greenwood, Konstantin Ignatov, Mark Scott and David Pike. Now Judge Caproni has lifted the stay and the court case against the defendants can proceed. Onecoin Lawsuit in New York Continues – Stay Order Lifted Court filings show that Judge Valerie Caproni has lifted the stay order, that temporarily suspended the case against the defendants Sebastian Greenwood, Konstantin Ignatov,…

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The pandemic could make the economic power of Facebook, Google, and Amazon more visible, making them an even bigger target for antitrust hawks in Washington, DC (Politico)

Politico: The pandemic could make the economic power of Facebook, Google, and Amazon more visible, making them an even bigger target for antitrust hawks in Washington, DC  —  The pandemic “has unmasked how big and powerful these companies are,” one antitrust advocate says.  And that could make them an even bigger target in Washington.

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9 Countries Show Huge Growth in Cryptocurrency Interest: Coinmarketcap

Coinmarketcap has revealed the top countries with the largest increase in the number of users. One segment shows the countries with the most user growth in the first quarter include India, Pakistan, Colombia, Canada, and Nigeria. The countries with the most female user growth include Greece and Romania. 46% Increase in Youth Users, Nigeria Up 211% Leading cryptocurrency price and market data provider Coinmarketcap published a report Friday highlighting the crypto market and user trends for the first quarter of this year. The company explained that the data analyzed comes…

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Magic Keyboard finally transforms iPad into a personal computing device that easily shape-shifts between media consumption and white collar professional uses (Jean-Louis Gassée/Monday Note)

Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note: Magic Keyboard finally transforms iPad into a personal computing device that easily shape-shifts between media consumption and white collar professional uses  —  After years of futile attempts to do my everyday work on an iPad, the newly released Magic Keyboard, coupled with a long wished …

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The pandemic brought tech-enabled behaviors previously considered on the fringe into the mainstream and compressed years of digital transformation into months (Om Malik/On my Om)

Om Malik / On my Om: The pandemic brought tech-enabled behaviors previously considered on the fringe into the mainstream and compressed years of digital transformation into months  —  Disruptions, downturns, and recessions make the weak weaker and the strong stronger.  It was true centuries ago, and it is true today.

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An article in the European Heart Journal argues that in addition to atrial fibrillation, Apple Watch’s ECG function may also detect myocardial ischemia (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: An article in the European Heart Journal argues that in addition to atrial fibrillation, Apple Watch’s ECG function may also detect myocardial ischemia  —  Since the Apple Watch added the ECG app with the Series 4, numerous stories have surfaced about how the app has contributed to saving people’s lives.

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US Manufacturing Crisis: Fastest Economic Deterioration Ever Recorded, Analyst Says

The US manufacturing activity has plunged to a record low, indicating that the country has entered into a deeper recession. “This recession is the quickest deterioration in economic activity ever recorded,” an economist explained. This data is accompanied by collapsing global demand, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and high levels of uncertainty. US Manufacturing Activity Nosediving The survey from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released on Friday has painted a grim picture for the U.S. economy. The index of national factory activity dropped to 41.5 in April, the lowest level…

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China’s biannual report says it has 904M internet users, 897M of those via mobile; education and live streaming services see growth as food delivery apps suffer (Xinmei Shen/Abacus)

Xinmei Shen / Abacus: China’s biannual report says it has 904M internet users, 897M of those via mobile; education and live streaming services see growth as food delivery apps suffer  —  Eight key takeaways from China’s biannual internet roundup, including education and live streaming services getting a big boost while travel and food delivery apps suffer

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Uber to require masks or face coverings for drivers and passengers in certain markets and is developing technology to detect drivers’ usage of face coverings (Sara Ashley O’Brien/CNN)

Sara Ashley O’Brien / CNN: Uber to require masks or face coverings for drivers and passengers in certain markets and is developing technology to detect drivers’ usage of face coverings  —  (CNN Business)As it anticipates a restart to its core rideshare business amid the pandemic, Uber (UBER) plans to require drivers …

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