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‘Victims of Instagram’: Meta faces novel legal threat over teen suicides

Meta is facing a fresh storm of lawsuits that blame Instagram for eating disorders, depression and even suicides among children and teens — and experts say the suits are using a novel argument that could pose a threat to Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media empire. The suits — which are full of disturbing stories of teens being …

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Have the tech giants finally had their bubble burst? I’d hate to speculate | John Naughton

A speculative bubble, wrote Nobel laureate Robert Shiller in Irrational Exuberance, his landmark book on human foolishness, is “a situation in which news of price increases spurs investor enthusiasm, which spreads by psychological contagion from person to person, in the process amplifying stories that might justify the price increases and bringing in a larger and …

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Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in U.S. stock prices …

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Notes From Virginia Tech Football Fall Camp Practice No. 4

Tyler Bowen and the Hokies are four days through fall camp. (Virginia Tech sports photography) Virginia Tech football had its fourth practice of fall camp on Friday, the second one open to the media. Here are some observations from practice and notes from speaking with three folks in the program: offensive coordinator and tight ends …

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India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance, as part of its investigation …

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Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit

In the answer to Twitter’s complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk’s team attempts to refute the company’s allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal. His team repeats allegations that Twitter has misstated the number of fake and spam bot accounts on its platform — a central charge Musk …

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Apple’s iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals | Engadget

Now’s a great time to pick up Apple’s iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we’ve seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it’s a solid, budget-friendly …

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Apple’s iPad drops to $299, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

Now’s a great time to pick up Apple’s iPad ahead of the upcoming school year. The base, 10.2-inch tablet is $30 off right now and down to $299, which is the best price we’ve seen it. It may not have all the bells and whistles that the iPad Air does, but it’s a solid, budget-friendly …

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Facebook parent Meta makes first-ever bond offering

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 4 (Reuters) – Facebook-parent Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Thursday it would make its first-ever bond offering, at a time when the social media …

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EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a …

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