Questions about spam and content ownership have plagued traditional social networks, but Lens Protocol thinks blockchain is the solution. Photo: Shutterstock
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Crypto-based Twitter alternative Lens Protocol lets users own their posts
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Lens Protocol links user posts to an NFT, giving creators ownership of their content on the platform.

Questions about spam and content ownership have plagued traditional social networks, but Lens Protocol thinks blockchain is the solution. Photo: Shutterstock
Crypto-based Twitter alternative Lens Protocol lets users own their posts

Lens Protocol links user posts to an NFT, giving creators ownership of their content on the platform.

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Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov attends a session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 4, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Russia will legalise cryptocurrency ‘sooner or later’, minister says

Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said the question for Russia is how cryptocurrency will be regulated, which the central bank is working to address.

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Google’s Russian subsidiary to file for bankruptcy but keep YouTube running

Google said it is impossible to pay staff in Russia since authorities seized its bank account, but free services like search and Gmail will still be available in the country.

Google said it is impossible to pay staff in Russia since authorities seized its bank account, but free services like search and Gmail will still be available in the country.

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Southeast Asia’s China reliance may upend US-EU plan for global tech standards

‘China is a fundamental partner to these countries in technology, trade and production’, so asking them to choose sides will be a challenge, US experts say.

‘China is a fundamental partner to these countries in technology, trade and production’, so asking them to choose sides will be a challenge, US experts say.

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False idols: Virtual singer’s dismissal prompts revolt against ByteDance
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Analysis | Tencent’s music-streaming dominance endures despite end of exclusive deals

Small app operators still face an uphill battle to challenge Tencent’s lead in China’s vast music-streaming market.

Small app operators still face an uphill battle to challenge Tencent’s lead in China’s vast music-streaming market.

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Alibaba CEO says record antitrust fine made the company ‘more thoughtful’

In a public letter to shareholders, Daniel Zhang Yong said that the e-commerce giant needs to give more thought to how it creates positive value for society.

In a public letter to shareholders, Daniel Zhang Yong said that the e-commerce giant needs to give more thought to how it creates positive value for society.

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China had never said no to a tech merger until this one

Analysts say blocked merger may force Tencent to sell off its stake in one of the two streaming companies, given ongoing antitrust regulation risks.

Analysts say blocked merger may force Tencent to sell off its stake in one of the two streaming companies, given ongoing antitrust regulation risks.

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The entrance to a noodle store is locked and sealed in the Jingan district of western Shanghai on April 4, 2022. Photo: AP
Opinion | China’s strict Covid-19 control measures leave nation’s middle class deflated

On China’s internet, ‘run’ – as in, flee the country – gained momentum as the word of the year after Shanghai was put under a draconian Covid-19 lockdown.

17 May 2022 - 7:00AM
Opinion | Chinese tech firms face uncertain times in major overseas markets

Hikvision, DJI and Xiaomi have had to confront a barrage of negative headlines over the past few weeks that could impact the overseas business of other Chinese tech companies.

Hikvision, DJI and Xiaomi have had to confront a barrage of negative headlines over the past few weeks that could impact the overseas business of other Chinese tech companies.

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Concrete Analysis | The digital revolution at the heart of Hong Kong’s property industry

A growing number of building owners are developing a range of apps aimed at the experiential, placemaking aspects that can be enjoyed by a tenant or customer.

A growing number of building owners are developing a range of apps aimed at the experiential, placemaking aspects that can be enjoyed by a tenant or customer.

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The digital revolution at the heart of Hong Kong’s property industry

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