Thomas Urbain
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In bitcoin's shadow, another cryptocurrency, Ether, stages its own rally
by Thomas Urbain - March 10, 2024 - 11:53am
Bitcoin has captured the limelight in recent weeks as it surged to a new record high, yet another major cryptocurrency, Ether, has been enjoying its own meteoric rise.
The Super Bowl (Taylor's Version): Top Chiefs fan takes spotlight
by Thomas Urbain - February 12, 2024 - 10:21am
The Super Bowl, already a spectacle of American football, music and advertising, kicks off Sunday with yet one more attention-grabbing lure: megastar Taylor Swift cheering from the VIP suites.
Celebrity Super Bowl ads hope to outshine Taylor Swift
by Thomas Urbain - February 10, 2024 - 2:47pm
This year at the Super Bowl, big brands have the sizeable challenge of competing for buzz with megastar Taylor Swift.
Artists use technology vs. AI copycats
by Thomas Urbain - December 24, 2023 - 10:22am
Artists under siege by artificial intelligence that studies their work, then replicates their styles, have teamed with university researchers to stymy such copycat activity.
With outburst, Musk puts X's survival in the balance
by Thomas Urbain - December 2, 2023 - 10:50am
Elon Musk's verbal assault on advertisers who have shunned X (formerly Twitter) threatens to sink the social network further, with the tycoon warning of the platform's demise, just one year after taking control...
Bankman-Fried found guilty of massive crypto fraud
by Thomas Urbain - November 3, 2023 - 10:27am
Sam Bankman-Fried, the one-time cryptocurrency golden boy accused by US prosecutors of stealing billions of dollars of FTX customers' money, was found guilty on Thursday on all counts, and now faces up to 110 years...
Star witness at US crypto trial says Bankman-Fried ordered fraud
by Thomas Urbain - October 11, 2023 - 10:22am
Disgraced crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried was the mastermind behind a scheme to defraud FTX clients of billions of dollars, the star witness in his US trial testified on Tuesday.
Former crypto star Sam Bankman-Fried faces US trial
by Thomas Urbain - September 29, 2023 - 11:27am
Sam Bankman-Fried, once the most respected face of crypto currency, goes on trial Tuesday in federal court facing seven counts of fraud that could see him spend decades in prison.
Taylor Swift takes 'Eras Tour' to Hollywood
by Thomas Urbain - September 23, 2023 - 11:15am
Taylor Swift's concert documentary is poised to dominate the fall movie season, challenging the hegemony of film studios and consecrating her business empire.
ChatGPT sparks AI 'gold rush' in Silicon Valley
by Thomas Urbain - February 19, 2023 - 12:03pm
ChatGPT, Silicon Valley's latest app sensation, has investors rushing to find the next big thing in generative AI, the technology that some hail as the beginning of a new era in big tech.
Twitter-owner Musk seeks new CEO, but casts big shadow
by Thomas Urbain - December 23, 2022 - 8:12am
Twitter boss Elon Musk is looking for a new CEO, but the winner will have to live in the shadow of the mercurial billionaire, who says the platform avoided certain ruin thanks to his leadership.
What could a world without Twitter look like?
by Thomas Urbain - November 22, 2022 - 8:47am
After another chaotic week of mass staff departures and policy reversals, Twitter's future seems highly uncertain, with users -- and everybody else -- increasingly asking one question: What would a world without...
As recession looms, Airbnb CEO wants your home to make money
by Thomas Urbain - November 19, 2022 - 9:08am
Airbnb wants to encourage more people to become hosts on its platform, increasing options as the euphoria of reopened travel has cooled.
'Hardcore' or bust: Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff
by Thomas Urbain - November 17, 2022 - 8:56am
Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has asked staff to choose by Thursday between being "extremely hardcore" and working intense, long hours, or losing their jobs, according to an internal memo seen by AFP.
End of an era as Netflix faces stagnation challenges
by Thomas Urbain - April 21, 2022 - 10:07am
A drop of just 200,000 users — less than 0.1% of its total customer base — was enough to send Wall Street panicking, with shares plunging more than 30% on Wednesday.
'Pandora Papers' expose leaders' offshore millions
by Thomas Urbain - October 4, 2021 - 7:20am
Some 35 current and former leaders are featured in the latest vast trove of documents analyzed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — facing allegations ranging from corruption to money...
To encourage vaccinations, more US firms turn to incentives — and threats
by Thomas Urbain - August 27, 2021 - 10:24am
In the wake of full US approval for the Pfizer/BioNTech anti-Covid vaccine this week, more and more American companies are looking at mandatory vaccinations for employees -- and customers.
US marks slavery's end on new 'Juneteenth' national holiday
by Thomas Urbain - June 20, 2021 - 9:34am
Hundreds of events were planned across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, and most notably in Galveston, Texas, the symbolic heart of the Juneteenth commemoration.
In new docuseries, Prince Harry again insists his family lacks empathy
by Thomas Urbain - May 21, 2021 - 9:50am
In a new documentary series set for release Friday Prince Harry is once again emphasizing that his family turned a blind eye to the struggles of his wife Meghan Markle, saying he will "never be bullied into sil...
No holds barred: Meghan and Harry's historic interview
by Thomas Urbain - March 8, 2021 - 3:00pm
Meghan, whose father is white and mother is Black, said Harry had revealed to her official concerns among the royals about the skin color of her unborn son, Archie.
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