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Recent articles by Ryan:

A prominent UK cybersecurity stock is under attack from short sellers. Here's what you need to know

Cybersecurity firm Darktrace was targeted in a short seller report from New York-based asset manager Quintessential Capital Management. → Read More

Bill Gates says Elon Musk's ambition to colonize Mars is not a good use of money

In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates questioned whether Musk's vision of colonizing Mars was a good use of money. → Read More

Twitter will start charging developers for API access as Elon Musk seeks to improve monetization

Twitter will start charging developers to get access to its API, a vital tool on the platform that powers popular services like TweetDelete and software bots. → Read More

Samsung launches new Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup with improved camera, gaming capabilities

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup Wednesday. The S23 will go head-to-head with Apple's iPhone 14. → Read More

Britain sets out plans to regulate crypto industry in wake of FTX collapse

In December, a U.K. minister suggested FTX's failure had reinforced the need for urgent crypto regulation. Now, the government has unveiled its plans. → Read More

UK pulls plug on top tech incubator after setting out to become 'world’s next Silicon Valley'

The U.K. government diverted grant funding for the program to the startup incubation arm of Barclays Bank. → Read More

Premier League signs deal with NFT-based fantasy soccer game despite crypto downturn

Players of fantasy soccer game Sorare will be able to purchase and use official Premier League-licensed NFTs under an exclusive multi-year agreement. → Read More

Europe's crackdown on Big Tech omitted TikTok — but now that's set to change

TikTok is beginning to feel the sting of political and regulatory pressure in Europe, where the Chinese-owned app has evaded the scrutiny it's faced in the U.S. → Read More

$6.6 billion-worth fintech Wise accused by rival of harming competition

Wise was accused of harming competition in the money transfer market by delisting a rival, Atlantic Money, from its currency exchange comparison tool. → Read More

DCG-owned crypto exchange Luno axes 35% of staff

London-based crypto exchange Luno informed employees Wednesday of the redundancies at 12 p.m. GMT in a livestreamed town hall. → Read More

‘Robots are treated better’: Amazon warehouse workers stage first-ever strike in the UK

Amazon workers staged their first-ever strike in the U.K. Wednesday at the tech giant's warehouse in Coventry, central England. → Read More

Aramco-backed fintech opens an Apple store-like bank branch in London to help Muslims invest

Wahed, an Islamic fintech startup backed by Saudi Aramco and Paul Pogba, debuted its own retail presence in the U.K. Tuesday. → Read More

Spotify cuts 6% of its workforce, content chief departs

Spotify announced it is cutting 6% of its global workforce, as the music streaming giant contends with a gloomy economic environment. → Read More

Bitcoin's 2023 rally gathers steam as cryptocurrency briefly tops $23,000

The No. 1 token's price briefly topped $23,000 for the first time since Aug. 19, 2022, according to data from CoinGecko. → Read More

Google to lay off 12,000 people — read the memo CEO Sundar Pichai sent to staff

Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, said in an email sent to the company's staff Friday that the firm will lay off 12,000 employees. → Read More

Buzzy A.I. tools like Microsoft-backed ChatGPT replaced crypto as the hot tech topic of Davos

This week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, generative AI virtually replaced crypto as the hyped technology of choice for top executives and policymakers. → Read More

Davos crypto crowd distance themselves from FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried: “It's fraud"

Executives at Davos said the FTX collapse was not a crypto problem but alleged "fraud" by Sam Bankman-Fried. → Read More

Palantir CEO tells tech workers who don't like the company's military deals, ‘Don’t work here’

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said, "We are not everyone's cup of tea." → Read More

Ripple CEO is optimistic the crypto firm will get ruling on XRP lawsuit soon, slams 'embarrassing' SEC

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said he is optimistic a judge will issue a ruling on its legal dispute with the Securities and Exchange Commission this year. → Read More

SAP CEO says the world is entering the 'next phase of globalization'

The CEO of German tech giant SAP said the world is entering the next phase of globalization — and he's largely optimistic on the outlook for technology. → Read More