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Dallas-based Match Group buys South Korean video technology company in $1.73 billion deal

Dallas-based Match Group Inc. will acquire South Korean video technology company Hyperconnect for $1.73 billion in cash and stock to help expand online dating and social features on its apps.

Since the coronavirus pandemic has all but ended in-person socializing, Match has been adding tools like video and streaming to its family of dating apps, the biggest of which is Tinder.

Seoul-based Hyperconnect has two flagship apps, Azar — a live video and audio chat app with features including instant voice and text translation — and Hakuna Live, a social streaming app that enables group audio and video broadcasting and

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Global Contactless Biometrics Technology Market Report 2020: Market is Expected to Reach $22.44 Billion by 2026, Growing at a CAGR of 18.3% from 2019 to 2026 | News

DUBLIN, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Contactless Biometrics Technology Market Analysis 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Contactless Biometrics Technology market is expected to reach $22.44 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 18.3% from 2019 to 2026.

Biometrics can be defined is the technique used to recognize and record a person’s unique traits by an electrical device. Contactless biometric technology offers the use of touchless authentication technology, which provides a safer mode based on hygiene and convenience.

Factors such as rising demand for the high level of security, increasing focus on

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Engie’s EVBox to Go Public in $1.4 Billion TPG SPAC Deal

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3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks with Over 7% Dividend Yield

It’s been up, up, and away for the markets since the end of September. Both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 are trading within 3% of their recent record high levels, after counting for daily fluctuations. It’s a clear sign of a bullish mood among investors.And that bullish mood is finding fertile soil among Wall Street’s stock analysts, who are not hesitant to make buy-side calls. There are some indications that the analysts are hedging their bets, however, as among the recent Buy reviews published several also offer strong dividend yields.Return-minded

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After NVIDIA and AMD, Marvell Technology Goes Shopping With $10 Billion Inphi Takeover

Earlier this year, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) announced its intent to purchase chip designer ARM Holdings for $40 billion, and more recently AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) reached an agreement to merge with Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) for $35 billion. 

Not to be left out of the feeding frenzy is Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL), which announced on Thursday it inked a deal to acquire data center and 5G mobile-network hardware provider Inphi (NASDAQ:IPHI) for $10 billion.

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Merger and acquisition activity in the semiconductor industry has accelerated in 2020, and it all has to do with cloud computing and data centers. Back in

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Hitting the books: How China uses AI to influence its 1.4 billion citizens

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BenBella Books

Excerpted with permission from T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power (BenBella Books, 2020)


With the advance of twenty-first-century technology, the watchful eye of the Communist Party’s authority has become even more penetrating. Digital methods of censorship, surveillance, and social control have become unavoidable, integral parts of Chinese society. Those methods provide the Communist Party, which essentially is the state, with powerful eyes, ears, and influence over most aspects of its citizens’ lives.

Again, and as stated, I am not criticizing the Chinese people themselves, nor suggesting that China is entirely

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