Joe Biden’s tech – what can the president use?

By James Clayton and Cody Godwin

The electronic devices around the US president are perhaps the most prominent hacking targets in the world.

“The odds are zero, that [Russia] aren’t targeting world leaders,” Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Bruce Schneier says.

Back in the 2000s, this wasn’t such a big problem – the only personal devices that could be hacked were computers and non-smart mobile phones.

And why would the president need a mobile, when he could ask to be patched through to anyone in the world on a secure line.

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Biden Administration Has Some Cannabis Professionals Feeling Hopeful But Cautious

By Iris Dorbian

The shift in political leadership in the executive branch and the Senate is making some legal cannabis professionals and pundits feel both excited and optimistic about the future. From reactivating stalled cannabis reform laws, such as the MORE Act, which decriminalizes marijuana, to making federal legalization a reality, there is hope that the new Biden/Harris administration coupled with a Democrat-controlled Congress, could perhaps herald an era of promise and progression for the sector.

Yet, because of the ongoing pandemic and recession, the industry might not see significant tailwinds until another two to three years, cautioned Matt Hawkins, founder and managing partner for cannabis-focused private equity firm Entourage Effect Capital.

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ByteDance Foe Seeks $5.4 Billion in Biggest Tech IPO Since Uber

By Julia Fioretti and Zheping Huang

Kuaishou Technology, the operator of China’s most popular video service after ByteDance Ltd.’s Douyin, is seeking to raise as much as $5.4 billion in the world’s biggest internet initial public offering since Uber Technologies Inc.

The short video startup, backed by Tencent Holdings Ltd., is selling 365 million shares at HK$105 to HK$115 each, according to terms of the deal obtained by Bloomberg News. The company will start taking investor orders from Monday through Jan. 29 and is slated to list on Feb. 5 in Hong Kong.

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FLSmidth negotiating to buy thyssenkrupp’s mining business

By Paul Moore 

FLSmidth today announces that it is in negotiations with thyssenkrupp concerning an acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s mining business – this would be the biggest deal in mining technology since Metso merged with Outotec. The negotiations, however, are at a non-binding stage. The statement said: “Accordingly, there can be no assurances as to whether and when a transaction will transpire. Any transaction, if entered into, would be subject to, amongst other, statutory clearances from authorities, including approvals from merger control authorities.” The thyssenkrupp mining business comes under thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

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U.S. Stocks Decline; Oil Falls While Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

By Cecile Gutscher and Claire Ballentine

U.S. stocks fell for a second day after Wells Fargo & Co. dragged down the banking sector in the wake of disappointing fourth-quarter results. Crude oil declined from a 10-month high as the dollar strengthened.

The energy and financial sectors led the S&P 500 lower, with Exxon Mobil Corp. dropping more than 5% after a report said the company is being investigated for overvaluing assets. Utilities and real estate shares rose. Stocks were already lower in Europe and Asia as President-elect Joe Biden’s much-anticipated $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan came under scrutiny. Treasury yields declined.

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4 Trends In The Tech Industry You Can’t Afford To Overlook

By Serenity Gibbons

It’s a given that no one person is able to keep track of every single tech trend shaping the world today. What was trending yesterday, however, may not hold much importance in the future. A study from Spiceworks found that more than a third of tech budget increases in 2021 will be influenced by Covid-19 related trends.

Over the last several months, priorities have shifted. The tech that scored big headlines and even bigger investments a year ago may not be relevant anymore. By doing some research and uncovering the latest in tech trends, you can stay one step ahead in the coming year and beyond.

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Comprehensive Report on Medical Cannabis Oil Market 2021 | Trends, Growth Demand, Opportunities & Forecast To 2027

By hitesh

LOS ANGELES, United States: QY Research has recently published a research report titled, “Global Medical Cannabis Oil Sales Market Report 2020“. This report has been prepared by experienced and knowledgeable market analysts and researchers. It is a phenomenal compilation of important studies that explore the competitive landscape, segmentation, geographical expansion, and revenue, production, and consumption growth of the global Medical Cannabis Oil market. Players can use the accurate market facts and figures and statistical studies provided in the report to understand the current and future growth of the global Medical Cannabis Oil market.

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