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SpaceX Starship rocket prototype achieves first safe landing
May 6, 2021
SpaceX Starship rocket prototype achieves first safe landing
TEXAS (Reuters) – SpaceX achieved the first successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas on Wednesday, after four previous landing attempts ended in explosions.
Russia seeks extra fines against Twitter over 'banned content' -TASS
May 5, 2021
Russia seeks extra fines against Twitter over 'banned content' -TASS
(Reuters) - Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles ($321,586) in fines from US tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday.
Starlink satellite internet service gets 500,000 preorders, says Musk
May 5, 2021
Starlink satellite internet service gets 500,000 preorders, says Musk
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – SpaceX has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand, founder Elon Musk said on Tuesday.
Ahead of Trump Facebook ruling, here’s how social media sites handle world leaders
May 4, 2021
Ahead of Trump Facebook ruling, here’s how social media sites handle world leaders
(Reuters) - Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday will announce whether it is overturning the company's suspension of former US President Donald Trump's account. The long-awaited ruling will bring the focus back onto how the world's largest social network decides what world leaders and politicians can and can't say on their platforms.
Driver shortage, looming regulation cloud Uber, Lyft recovery
May 4, 2021
Driver shortage, looming regulation cloud Uber, Lyft recovery
(Reuters) - As US customers gradually hail more rides after a year of pandemic restrictions, Uber Technologies Inc’s and Lyft Inc’s recovery story is clouded by driver shortages and regulatory threats to have workers reclassified as employees.
Digital Dollar Project to launch five US central bank digital currency pilots
May 3, 2021
Digital Dollar Project to launch five US central bank digital currency pilots
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US nonprofit Digital Dollar Project said on Monday it will launch five pilot programs over the next 12 months to test the potential uses of a US central bank digital currency, the first effort of its kind in the United States.