UPDATE 1-Nasdaq, New Zealand promise action after Asian stock market outages

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Dec 4 (Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc on Friday apologised for an Australian stock exchange outage last month, while the operator of New Zealand’s exchange laid out steps it would take after the completion of two independent reviews into security and system issues.

The follow-up to two of a series of global stock market halts related to technology or cybersecurity this year come after the resignation of the head of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) earlier this week over a system failure.

The disruption in Tokyo halted trade in October for an unprecedented full day on the world’s third-largest equities platform.

NZX Ltd was overwhelmed by trading volumes in March and April’s coronavirus-driven sell-off, as well as a week of cyber attacks in August.

In Australia, the central bank and corporate regulator had expressed concerns over bourse operator ASX

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Private spies reportedly infiltrated an Amazon strike, secretly taking photos of workers, trade unionists, and journalists. Now a union is taking legal action.



a person wearing sunglasses and standing in a parking lot: November 2018: An Amazon worker with a mask of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posing during a strike on Black Friday in the main logistic center protesting demanding better working conditions. Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images


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November 2018: An Amazon worker with a mask of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posing during a strike on Black Friday in the main logistic center protesting demanding better working conditions. Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images

  • Private spies sub-contracted by the infamous Pinkerton Agency, a firm Amazon employs, infiltrated and photographed a worker strike at a warehouse on Black Friday 2019, according to a Spanish media report.
  • The spies compiled a 51-page document, which included photos of trade unionists, workers, and journalists who attended the strike, Spanish news site El Diario reported.
  • Amazon has used Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company in the past, according to a November report.
  • Spanish labor union CCOO has asked a judge to seize documentation relating to the report ahead of potential legal action against Amazon. An Amazon spokesperson told El Diario
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Our third decade of climate action: Realizing a carbon-free future

A few years ago flooding devastated Chennai, where I grew up. Seeing the images of the city—which had experienced extreme drought for so many years of my life—covered in flood waters, really made the impacts of climate change feel much closer to home. This year, the sky turned orange in Northern California as wildfires continued to rage up and down the West Coast. I know others in Australia and Brazil have experienced similar events, and sadly they won’t be the last.

The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of climate change.

We are committed to doing our part. Sustainability has been a core value for us since Larry and Sergey founded Google two decades ago. We were the first major company to become carbon neutral in 2007. We were the first major company to match our energy use with 100

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Apple-1 computer with Steve Wozniak’s signature on box up for action

Dec. 1 (UPI) — A Boston-based auction house is offering a rare piece of personal computing history — a fully functional Apple-1 computer with its original box signed by designer Steve Wozniak.

RR Auctions said the Apple-1, one of only a handful known to still exist with its original shipping box, was restored to its original working condition in September by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen. The box was signed by Wozniak during a 2005 event at the University of California-Los Angeles.

The Apple-1 was designed by Wozniak and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976. They built about 200 of the personal computers and sold 175.

The computer set to be auctioned by RR on Dec. 10-17 includes the original Apple-1 Operation Manual and original Apple Cassette Interface manual, as well as a program from the 2005 event where Wozniak signed the box. Bidding starts at $50,000.

“The Apple-1 is not

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The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (TCMD)

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 27, 2020–

The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz reminds investors of the upcoming November 30, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (“Tactile” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TCMD ) securities between May 7, 2018 and June 8, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

On March 20, 2019, an amended Qui Tam complaint against Tactile was unsealed, alleging that the Company illegally paid hospital staff to induce physicians to prescribe its medical devices and had submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare and Veteran’s Administration (“VA”).

On this news, Tactile’s share price fell $4.53 per share, or over 7%, over two consecutive trading sessions to close at $55.57 per share on March 22, 2019.

Then, on February 21, 2020, the

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Global Action Camera Market 2020-2024: Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 26, 2020–

The action camera market is expected to grow by USD 3.43 billion, decelerating at a CAGR of almost 12% during the forecast period.

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The popularity of social networking sites is one of the major factors propelling market growth.

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Action Camera Market: Geographic Landscape

By geography, APAC is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast period. About 31% of the market’s overall growth is expected to originate from APAC. Market growth in this region will be faster than the growth of the market in other regions.

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Hohem Launches Black Friday Sale 2020 Featuring Smartphone Gimbal, Action Camera Gimbal, And Digitial Camera Gimbal

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SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hohem, a global leading gimbal technology company, launches their Black Friday and Cyber Week deals that up to 50% off on their top-rated gimbal products, such as smartphone gimbal iSteady X, action camera gimbal iSteady Pro 3, three-in-one gimbal (digital camera, action camera, and smartphone) iSteady Multi, and more can be purchased at Hohem.com and Hohem Amazon Store.

In this special period and holiday season, gimbal can help almost everyone to record significant moments, and support content creators to make more interesting and high-quality Vlog, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram Stories. Besides, it also could be a good gift idea for all ages.

Here are some highlights of Hohem top-rated gimbals:

  • iSteady X: Hohem’s latest 3-axis smartphone gimbal, born with a lot
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Scientists, students demand action to keep Arecibo radio telescope operating

After the National Scientific Foundation (NSF) announced last Thursday the demolition and decommission of the iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, scientists, experts and many Puerto Ricans have taken to digital platforms to plead with the government to save the 57-year-old observatory.



a train traveling over a bridge: A hole is visible in the dish panels of the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 19, 2020.


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A hole is visible in the dish panels of the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on Nov. 19, 2020.

Many including researchers and students are using #SaveTheAreciboObservatory and #WhatAreciboMeansToMe hashtags to share the observatory’s impact in their lives and the scientific world. A Twitter account called Save the Arecibo Observatory has also been created.

“#WhatAreciboMeansToMe: More than a telescope,” Kevin Ortiz, a physics student at the University of Puerto Rico, wrote on Twitter. For him, the observatory has had “an incalculable impact in the communities of PR.”

Organizations including the Planetary Society are also joining the conversation on social

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Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip

The singer Lorde has written an impassioned entreaty for the world to face the climate emergency head-on after visiting Antarctica.



a large body of water: Photograph: Robert Taylor/AP


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Lorde said Donald Trump, California wildfires and the advocacy of Greta Thunberg spurred her to “head south” in a bid to visit the frozen continent before it turned “to slush”.

In addition to the magazine essay, Lorde will be releasing a book called Going South – her first – about the journey, with the proceeds directed towards funding a PhD student to study climate change in Antarctica.

She said: “The heated global discourse around climate change was coming to a furious, bubbling head. The Trump administration had the previous year announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement. In August, Swedish 15-year-old Greta Thunberg painted her simple sign and, taking a seat outside her nation’s parliament, mobilised a generation of passionate

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver Facts

On October 26, 1881, shots rang out at the O.K. Corral. Within the first 30 seconds of the shootout, three members of the Clanton gang were killed. Men on both sides, including Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Billy Clanton, would become legends in part because of what happened in Tombstone, Arizona. They were firing a legendary weapon, too.

The Colt Single Action Army held many names over the years. First came its clunky official title, the New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol. But soon it became known as the Frontier, the Equalizer, the Model P, and most famously, the Peacemaker.

There was no peace that October day in Tombstone. But the shootout was one of many that cemented the reputation of this six-chamber gun that saw more than 20 years service with the United States Army and became the iconic revolver of the West.

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