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Trump approves TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart ‘in concept’

Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TikTok appears to have avoided a US ban at the last minute… probably. President Trump has agreed to a deal “in concept” (via CNBC) that theoretically allays US security issues while letting it operate in the country. True to earlier discussions, Oracle and Walmart would claim a 20% investment …

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Report: Blockchain Patents ‘Skyrocket’ in 2020, Alibaba Owns the Most Crypto Patents

A study from the team at Kisspatent shows that Alibaba Group is the largest blockchain patent holder in 2020 capturing 10x the number of patents held by IBM. The report notes that blockchain patents “are skyrocketing” this year and so far in 2020, there’s been more distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency patents published than all …

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Trump approves Oracle, TikTok deal “in concept”

Enlarge / It’s official… kind of. Chesnot | Getty Images President Donald Trump has reportedly granted his personal approval of Oracle’s proposal to invest in TikTok, moving the entire saga one step closer to an end. The president told reporters this afternoon he approved the deal “in concept,” according to Bloomberg News. “I have given …

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PlayStation 5 pre-orders appear at retailers like Walmart and Target

Target.com If you’ve seen enough and you’re ready to put money down on Sony’s new-generation console, then the time is now. We don’t know what the supply situation will be like for the PS5, but now that the price has been announced ($500 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, $400 without), and despite Sony’s …

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We found out who makes Walmart’s new Gateway laptops, and it’s bad news

Enlarge / Fun colors—but we’re waiting to see what the innards look like. Gateway Back in 2007, Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Acer bought the once-iconic Gateway brand in order to stick a thumb in the eye of rival OEM Lenovo and increase its US market presence. In the 13 years since, the Gateway brand has languished …

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Apple Watch Series 5 drops to $299 at Walmart

Apple All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re determined to get an Apple Watch Series 5 and don’t mind that it’s been around for a while, …

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Report: $300B Worth of Food Will Be Traced Using Blockchain and IoT by 2027

Blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve some of the food industry’s most pressing challenges and save it $100 billion a year, according to a recent report by Cointelegraph Consulting and VeChain. The report forecasts that $300 billion worth of food items will be traced along the supply chain annually within seven …

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This Is Not Capitalism: How Covid-19 Shined a Light on America’s Fascist System

In the last few months, giant American corporations and financial incumbents that are subsidized by the U.S. government, have profited immensely during the coronavirus outbreak. This has caused certain groups of people and those who despise wealth to claim that “capitalism is broken.” However, today’s system, that’s currently practiced in the U.S. and many other …

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IBM, Merck Declare FDA-Backed Drug Tracing Blockchain a Success

IBM, Merck, Walmart and KPMG’s drug-tracing blockchain pilot has exceeded the benchmarks outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the group announced Monday. In their final report to the FDA, the project’s sponsor, the partners called distributed ledger technology (DLT) a safety-enhancing answer to the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which gives …

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