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The Ugandan Knuckles, ‘do you know de wey’ meme explained

Knuckles, right, appears in the Sega Genesis video game 'Sonic & Knuckles.' (Photo: Sega) Fans of Sonic The Hedgehog are well acquainted with Knuckles, the red echidna made popular through a series of video games produced by Sega. Recently, the character has taken on a whole new persona online in the form of Ugandan Knuckles.  Not only…

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Inside the Abrupt End of Silicon Valley’s Biggest Trial

As former Uber chief Travis Kalanick prepared to take the stand this week in a courtroom battle that’s gripped Silicon Valley, Waymo lawyer Kevin Vosen privately made a late settlement offer: Would the ride-hailing startup pay $500 million in stock and let an outside monitor review its autonomous-vehicle software? Only days later, Waymo accepted half that…

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Cryptocurrency Ads Find Ways Around Facebook’s Ban

Bitcoin ads rely on email spam technique By Cryptocurrency ads have found their way onto Facebook despite a ban, using a workaround popular with email spammers: changing spelling. In one recent ad, the "o" in "BITCOIN" was replaced with a zero, and the capital I’s were replaced with lowercase L’s. The tactic was noticed by…

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Fidelity is trying to save investors from blowing up their accounts in another wacky fund

Retail brokerage Fidelity said Friday it has temporarily blocked customers from buying some volatility-related products that caught hedge funds and individual investors on the wrong foot this week. Fidelity halted buy orders for three exchange-traded products linked to a popular trade on market volatility "to protect customers from outsized risk during the current market environment,"…

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22 Of The Most Powerful Pictures In Olympic History

American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists and give the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The move was a symbolic protest against racism in the United States. Smith, the gold medalist, and Carlos, who took bronze, were subsequently suspended from their team for their actions.

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