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

(Recasts to add details about NZX, Tokyo stock exchange outages; analyst comment)

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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NBA 2K21’s Latest Update Adds Seasonal Decorations

2K has released a new update for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21. It’s light on content and fixes, but adds a seasonal flavour to the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

New seasonal decorations and themed courts are now available as the winter holiday arrives at 2K Beach. In terms of fixes, MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting in MyCareer. Online VS–the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited and Limited–has also been added to Play With Friends Games in MyTeam.

Here are the full patch notes:

General

  • Winter holiday has arrived at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations and themed courts now available.

MyCareer

  • MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting.

MyTeam

  • Added Online VS, the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited & Limited, to Play With Friends games.

The basketball sim earned a

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Best Cyber Week 2020 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks (Update: Expired)

Update, Dec. 2: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 are now done and dusted. But if you would still like to find business tech deals or the best products to buy, check out our ZDNet Recommends directory.


Cyber Monday is here, which means you’re probably already getting inundated with information about the best deals.

Back in the old days, it was easier to keep track of the sales. You’d see Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads from major retailers detailing their plan and you’d circle the biggest “doorbuster” deals of the season.

Now, in 2020, things are a bit different. Retail ads start leaking out in October for “early Black Friday sales,” and almost all the biggest discounts can be snagged online. Heck, even retailer ad scans are online. That means, while you run the risk of being digitally overloaded, it’s now easier than ever for you to successfully master

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Intellabridge Technology Provides Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, BC and BOULDER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / Intellabridge Technology Corporation (CSE:INTL)(OTCQB:CRBTF)(FRA:98AA), a blockchain technology company, is pleased to provide a corporate update summarizing the Company’s current corporate plans.

The Company has had a challenging year, as described in the most recent Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) released on Monday November 30th, given the global pandemic, which has adversely affected the Company’s business. In order to attempt to mitigate these effects on the Company and align Company expenditures with the reduction in demand and revenues, Intellabridge has been working to restructure the team to provide remote services as needed based on client demand.

The Company also has been exploring new opportunities in the blockchain and decentralized financial (“DeFi”) technology sector based on its experience and past work on products in blockchain, including its proprietary decentralized exchange.

DeFi is blockchain infrastructure that aims to decentralize the traditional

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UPDATE 4-Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $3.9 bln in equity deal – term sheet

* Deal is largest of its kind in Hong Kong to date

* Indicative price set at HK$23.70, lower end of range

* Convertible bond deal to raise $855 mln (Adds deal detail)

HONG KONG, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has raised $3.91 billion as part of a deal that includes Hong Kong’s largest top-up placement, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

Potential investors have been told the price should be HK$23.70 for the 1 billion shares that are being sold down in the deal, the term sheet showed.

The price is at the lower end of the range flagged by the company on Tuesday when it said the deal would be between HK$23.70 and HK$24.50.

At HK$23.70, the placement would raise $3.06 billion.

A convertible bond deal to raise $855 million was also finalised Wednesday, according to the term sheet, to take Xiaomi’s

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UPDATE — Rackspace Technology Announces New Solve Strategy Series Webinar: How Businesses are …

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will hold the virtual event How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today on December 9th at 10:00 am CT as the final installment of the company’s Solve Strategy Series.

Jeremy Howard, data scientist, researcher, educator and founder of fast.ai, will deliver a keynote on the top capabilities and constraints of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), including examples of successful applications and requirements to effectively put the technology into practice. He will then be joined by industry experts from Salesforce, AWS and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on how today’s enterprises are using AI/ML in new and innovative ways.

For many enterprises, the pandemic has accelerated the

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Best Cyber Monday And Black Friday Deals Still Available (Tuesday Update)

Over the years, Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week, with select deals still offered after the Monday following Thanksgiving passes us by. That’s the case this year with gaming deals, too, as retailers still have holdover deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well as a few new deals sprinkled in here and there. We’re still seeing some great deals on a wide variety of games, including 2020 hits like The Last of Us Part II, Watch Dogs Legion, and numerous sports sims.

We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that are still available now. We expect a lot of these deals to disappear soon, so if you see something you want, grab it as soon as possible.

Though this roundup focuses on physical game deals, most sales happening on digital game storefronts right now cover both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you

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E3 Metals Provides Update on DLE Technology Development

CALGARY, AB, Dec. 1, 2020 /CNW/ – E3 METALS CORP. (TSXV:ETMC) (FSE: OU7A) (OTC:EEMMF) (the “Company” or “E3 Metals”), an emerging lithium developer and leading lithium extraction technology innovator, today announced an update on the development of its Direct Lithium Extraction (“DLE”) technology.

The E3 Metals’ technical experts, who have been working directly with the Livent technical team, continue to work towards completing the process design work of our wholly owned and proprietary DLE technology. The team is in the advanced stages of material synthesis and continuing the flow system design and testing work already underway. A flow system simulates a real-world environment and is the precursor to a future field-based pilot plant. In addition, the flow testing will help to develop a greater understanding of the process operating conditions of the DLE technology. These operating conditions will outline what the process will look like in a pilot plant

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Windows 10: This is 2020’s last 2004 and 20H2 optional update, says Microsoft

Windows users and admins can expect a Patch Tuesday update on December 8, but Microsoft just snuck in the final optional update for the latest versions of Windows 10 a day ahead of its December 1 cut-off. 

In mid-November Microsoft warned it would stop delivering the optional updates it releases in the latter part of the month that let admins test against systems before it releases its Patch Tuesday updates on the second Tuesday of each month. 

The reason it’s not issuing optional or preview updates is to give admins a break over the holiday period when staffing resources could be stretched. It will resume these updates in January 2021.   

Microsoft tests the newest versions of Windows 10 with users in the Windows Insider program before releasing them to the general public and it did that last week with the Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.662 to the Beta and Release

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Corning to Provide Financial Update at Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference

CORNING, NY, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At today’s Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Jeffrey Evenson will provide investors with an update about the company’s expected financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Highlights of Dr. Evenson’s remarks will include:

  • Fourth-quarter sales are expected to grow 5% to 8% sequentially  
     
  • Operating margin is expected to grow at approximately double the rate of sales sequentially

Dr. Evenson will tell conference attendees, “Despite a challenging macro environment, we continue to perform well and deliver meaningful accomplishments across the company. The relevance of our capabilities and our relationships with industry leaders are creating new opportunities for us to support customers with more Corning content. We are generating top- and bottom-line growth in multiple businesses and our strategic investments are paying off. Overall, our performance demonstrates the strength of Corning’s portfolio and our ability

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