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Intel launches Blockchain chips

U.S. chip maker Intel on Friday launched a new chip that will be completely dedicated to blockchain activities. With this move, Intel has officially forayed into crypto mining business. However, this chip won’t be immediately available in the market. The company will start shipping this ship only later this year and one of its first customer includes Jack Dorsey’s fintech firm Block In. Intel said in its statement that its chip is designed to speed up the blockchain activities that requires huge amount of computing power (Read more)


Tencent Increases Stake in Chinese Ride-hailing giant Didi


Chinese internet Giant Tencent announced on Friday that it has further increased its stake in the ride-hailing behemoth Didi, from previously 6.4% to now 7.4%. According to reports, Tencent has purchased 1.78 Mn class A ordinary shares. This move has come at a time when big Chinese tech companies are relentlessly crackdown. Even Didi has been huge pressure for delisting its stock from NYSE (Read more)

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Wordle has removed Slur & Offensive words

Online gaming sensation Wordle has removed several gender slurs from its list. Henceforth users playing Wordle game can’t use genders slurs like ‘bitch’ and ‘whore.’ Reports claims that offensive words like fuck, shits and dicks are still being allowed to use, at least for time being. This is probably the biggest censorship move that Wordle ever since it was acquired by The New York Times earlier this month (Read more)


Youtube Includes NFT in its new Creators Tool

Youtube has officially included NFT in its new creator tools as the streaming giant looks to increase its monetization avenues. This is hardly surprising given that Youtube had already given a hint that it will soon branch into blockchain and NFTs. However, Youtube is yet to make its policy clear on copyright issues while dealing with NFTs (Read more)


Google pulls the plug on ‘Current’

Google has said that next year it will shutting its service Current, previously known as Google+ for G Suite. Current was designed for internal enterprise communication and is one of the many products included in the Google Workspace line of products. From 2023, Current will be integrating to Spaces, which is Google’s version of Slack Channel or Discord Room (Read more)

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