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Calls For Twitch To Police 'Sexual Streaming'

Pic: BBC (High-profile streamers are complaining about the way Twitch enforces its guidelines.)Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site.

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YouTube To Launch Music Subscription Service Next Year: Bloomberg

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc’s YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Malaysia Heading Towards Next Wave Of E-Payment

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is on the brink of the next wave of e-payment transformation, driven by the high penetration of mobile phones.

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Sony Has Sold Over 70 Million PS4 Consoles, 2 Million VR Headsets

Sony released some new stats today detailing the progression of sales for its PS4 console and PS VR headset systems. The numbers that matter: 70.6 million PS4 consoles, 617.8 million PS4 titles, 2 million PS VR headsets and 12.2 million PS VR titles.

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Tech Is Taking Over Our Lives, And Our 401(k) Accounts

As technology takes over more of people's daily lives, it's also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts.

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Hackers Steal US$64 Mil Worth Of Bitcoin From Cryptocurrency Firm Nicehash

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A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies.

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Australian Stock Exchange To Move To Blockchain

Australia's main stock exchange has said it will become the first global market to use the technology behind Bitcoin to clear and settle trades.

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WhatsApp Is Beta-Testing Enhanced Admin Powers For Group Chats

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WhatsApp has been spotted testing new features on its app to give more powers to group admins. The instant messaging app now allows admin to activate a ‘Restricted Groups’ feature, that limits members chats and media sharing.

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Opinion: Apple Airpods Provide A Better Experience Than Pixel Buds, Even On Android

Leading up to Google’s October 4 event, we knew that Google was planning to introduce a pair of wireless earbuds that would compete with the likes of Apple’s AirPods. The key differentiator for Pixel Buds — besides Android optimizations — is the Google Assistant. They seemed more sophisticated and feature packed than the competition even with the wire connecting the buds.

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Ireland Says Yet To Agree Exact Date For Apple To Start Transferring Tax Funds

DUBLIN  - Ireland expects Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.36 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account once it is set up at the end of January, but an exact date has yet to be agreed.

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