Taylor Swift concert fiasco leads to U.S. Senate grilling for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – US senators slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets on Tuesday, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) subsidiary Ticketmaster, which has been unpopular with fans for … Read more

Twitter owner Musk backs Republicans on eve of U.S. midterms

Biden’s Democrats in tough battle to keep control of Congress Musk comments unlikely to have effect on voter behavior -analyst WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress in US midterms on Tuesday to counterbalance President Joe Biden’s Democrats, the first time a major social media … Read more

Court hears arguments for unsealing records in FBI raid of Trump’s home

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 18 (Reuters) – Sealed records containing evidence the US Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home were at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, where news organizations are trying to persuade federal judge that the public deserves to see the details. The Justice … Read more

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Gunman kills two, injures 21 Revellers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade canceled after tragedy Terrorism threat assessment raised to highest level Pride rainbow ‘coloured black’, government minister says OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $8.5 billion, says no more sales planned

Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks during a media tour of the Tesla Gigafactory, which will produce batteries for the electric carmaker, in Sparks, Nevada, US July 26, 2016. REUTERS/James Glover II/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 29 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer … Read more

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin could be laid low by miners’ malady

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Bitcoin miners are feeling the heat – and the pain’s rippling downstream to pressure prices. The cryptocurrency’s spectacular rally in 2021 drew thousands of entrants into mining, or producing new coin. As a result the hashrate, or combined computational power used by bitcoin miners globally, has roughly quadrupled over the past … Read more

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin runs into Russian rules and regiments

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 15 (Reuters) – Bristling tensions and looming laws in Europe could offer clues to two questions: Can bitcoin be a safe-haven asset? And can Russia emerge … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found, returned to family

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan.8 (Reuters) – A child desperately handed over to a soldier through an airport wall in the chaos of the US evacuation from Afghanistan was found and was reunited with relatives in Kabul on Saturday. The baby, Sohail Ahmadi, was just two months old when he disappeared on August 19 when thousands of … Read more

Bitcoin network power slumps as Kazakhstan crackdown hits crypto miners

Bitcoin’s “hashrate” falls after internet shutdown in Kazakhstan The country accounted for 18% of the world’s bitcoin production power in August Participation has grown dramatically after China’s crackdown Kazakhstan cut the internet after deadly protests LONDON, Jan.6 (Reuters) – The global computing power of the bitcoin network has been drastically reduced as this week’s internet … Read more

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Jan.3 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) became the first company to hit a market value of $ 3 trillion on Monday, before ending the day slightly below that milestone as investors They bet that the iPhone maker will continue to launch best-sellers. products as you explore new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality. … Read more