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Recent articles by Robert:

Should you add Bitcoin to your portfolio in 2021?

The Bitcoin boosters are finally rivaling the naysayers. Is it time for retail investors to bite? → Read More

Sea shanties show TikTok is the global proving grounds for culture

The revival of sea shanties prove viral video app TikTok is the new cultural bellwether. → Read More

Trump riots: Internet rewrites the rules of insurrection

After the Capital Hill riots, its clear social media has changed the nature of coups d'etat. → Read More

Tesla debuts cheapest Model Y SUV yet. Here's how much it costs

As Tesla's share price soars, the electric vehicle maker put its lowest cost Model Y SUV for sale on its website. → Read More

Phone apps: Kick off the new year with a screen cleanse

Reorganizing apps on your phone's home screen is a great way to kickstart healthy habits in a new year. → Read More

Jupiter and Saturn 'great conjunction' awes world with best view in centuries

Earthly observers got the best view in centuries of a 'great conjunction' between the planets Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky on Monday. → Read More

Very Good Security raises $60 million to make data forcefields for DoorDash, Brex

Very Good Security startup that handles data security for DoorDash and Brex raises $60 million in venture capital funding. → Read More

Upstart CEO talks major IPO 'pop', A.I. racial bias, and Google

Upstart CEO Dave Girouard said the many millions his A.I.-based lending business left on the table during its IPO is "inconsequential." → Read More

GitHub CEO: We’re nuking all tracking ‘cookies’ and you should too

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman says more websites should follow the Microsoft unit's example and eradicate “super annoying” web tracking cookies. → Read More

Coinbase CEO warns Bitcoin newbies: 'investing in crypto is not without risk'

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong urges caution for retail investors who want to buy cryptocurrency as Bitcoin blows past all time highs. → Read More

A digital pandemic after a widespread cyberattack tops off coronavirus woes

As if the coronavirus weren't enough, President-elect Joe Biden has his work cut out for him now that the government and business are reeling from a widespread cyberattack. → Read More

Bank chief proposes far-out crypto idea ‘that should be next Nobel Prize’

U.S. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has a wacky cryptocurrency plan for supercharging economic growth in the developing world. → Read More

Google and China duke it out over 'quantum supremacy'

Researchers at Google and elsewhere are scrutinizing Chinese scientists's claim to have achieved "quantum supremacy." → Read More

Articles by Robert Hackett

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5 software acquisitions Salesforce’s Slack deal could spur

One analyst says Salesforce's jumbo-acquisition of Slack could “set off a chain reaction for more cloud software deals in 2021." → Read More

Quantum computing is entering a new dimension

For years, companies have been spending big money to develop quantum capabilities. Now those bets are starting to pay off. → Read More

WhatsApp is on its way to becoming the world’s next super-app

Facebook's global payments-and-messaging effort is finally starting to catch up with WeChat. → Read More

Salesforce just made its biggest acquisition ever

Cloud giant Salesforce is picking up Slack, which is battling Microsoft's Teams. → Read More

Cruise CEO: Self-driving car market is 'literally trillions of dollars'

Unmanned vehicles testing on the streets of San Francisco will lead to robotaxis, says Cruise CEO Dan Ammann. → Read More

Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer pushes it outside its comfort zone

As antitrust case looms, Facebook buys a business to help expand beyond advertising into ecommerce. → Read More