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Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

The toy retailer Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The retailer made the move as part of an effort to pay down $5 billion in debt it owes as a result of a leveraged buyout ...

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The Pirate Bay caught mining Monero coins on users’ CPUs

While there’s a global GPU shortage because of cryptocurrency mining with Ethereum and other alt-coins, users of The Pirate Bay have found JavaScript code in the website that “borrows” your CPU to mine Monero. Not every TPB user is noticing ...

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Apple Suffers ‘Major iPhone X Leak’

Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operation system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition ...

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Love it or hate it: Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte is a global juggernaut

The leaves are falling from the trees, kids are back in school, and the pumpkin spice latte has reappeared on the menus of Starbucks all over the country. Never mind that a few weeks of summer still remain. The beverage ...

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Burger King Launches WhopperCoin Crypto-Cash In Russia

Fast-food chain Burger King has launched its own crypto-currency, called WhopperCoin, in Russia. Customers will be able to claim one coin for every rouble (1.3p) they spend on the Whopper sandwich. Russians will be able to buy a Whopper with ...

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Avoid This Mistake When Shopping Online

Quantity matters, at least when it comes to product reviews. New research finds that consumers are swayed by the number of reviews an item receives, even if it’s of worse quality. Quartz reports that the study analyzing buying habits on ...

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Technology behind bitcoin could replace physical gold trading

The bitcoin revolution has caught the attention of traditional banks and hedge funds. Financial companies are working on a platform that will use blockchain technology to verify and record transactions in gold trading. Exchange owner CME Group, TradeWind Markets, and ...

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How this 21-year-old became a dorm-room millionaire

Driving to the grocery store one day in Richmond, Virginia, high school senior Dylan Patel spotted droves of people flocking toward an orange tent. Curious what the commotion was about, Patel pulled over and staked out in the parking lot, ...

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iPhone 7 Remained World’s Most Popular Smartphone Model in June Quarter

Apple shipped an estimated 16.9 million iPhone 7 units and 15.1 million iPhone 7 Plus units worldwide in the quarter, which corresponds with April through June, according to the firm’s latest Smartphone Model Tracker report. “iPhone 7 remains the world’s ...

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China Cyber Authority Says Baidu, Tencent, Weibo Platforms Under Investigation

BEIJING – China’s top cyber authority said on Friday it is investigating several of China’s most popular internet platforms over breaches of cyber laws. The investigation includes China’s most popular social media platforms, Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat and Weibo Corp, ...

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