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More than 1 million people sign up for early access to Robinhood's new crypto trading service

More than 1 million people sign up for early access to Robinhood's new crypto trading service

Finance
In the latest sign of tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies, more than 1 million people have joined the waitlist for Robinhood Crypto in just four days. No-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced Thursday it was rolling out commission-free trading in digital currencies bitcoin and ethereum beginning in February. Although the service will initially only be available in just five states, within one day after that announcement hundreds of thousands of people had indicated they wanted to be notified about "early access" to cryptocurrency trading. Around 1 p.m., ET, Monday, that number had more than doubled to 1 million. If all those sign-ups become Robinhood Crypto customers, that will mark an increase of more than 30 percent to the company's overall user base of more than 3 million. "Desp...
Pentagon awards contract to Gulfstream for service on C-20, C-37

Pentagon awards contract to Gulfstream for service on C-20, C-37

Business
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Gulfstream Aerospace a contract for two different twin-engine, turbofan aircraft used for transporting high-ranking government and Defense Department officials.The terms of the agreement were announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, awarding Gulfstream Aerospace with a deal not-to-exceed more than $ 118.2 million.The contract modifies a previous award under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract with a five-year option period in support of the C-37 and C-20 aircraft, which aims to provide uninterrupted contractor support and logistics for the aircraft.The C-37 and C-20 are both twin-engine, turbofan aircraft, sporting engines made by BMW and Rolls Royce, and have the same 20-person passenger capacity. The C-20 cost around $ 37 milli...
4th US service member killed in Niger ambush

4th US service member killed in Niger ambush

World
The Pentagon has confirmed that a fourth U.S. soldier was killed in Africa earlier this week in an ambush believed to have been carried out by an Islamic extremist group. "The body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from the area of the attack, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed in this attack to four," Col. Rob Manning, Pentagon spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday. The soldier was declared missing shortly after Wednesday's ambush of a joint patrol of U.S. Army soldiers and Nigerien soldiers near the border with Mali that killed three other American soldiers. The missing soldier's remains were found by Nigerien forces on Friday "in the vicinity" of the ambush said Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command. Cheadle said there were "ze...
Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service

Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service

Health
Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for what he described as the selective use of scientific studies to support changes in the National Health Service. The world-renowned scientist has accused Conservative minister Jeremy Hunt of "cherry picking" evidence to support the changes and says the service is at risk. Hunt rejected Hawking's charges Saturday, but the public spat underscored the strains on the health service after years of cost-cutting. Hawking, a supporter of the opposition Labour Party, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1962. He says he "would not be here today if it were not for the service." Hawking says when public figures "abuse scientific argument, citing some studies but suppressing others to justify policies they want to imp...
Facebook introduces new video service

Facebook introduces new video service

Technology
Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social networkWatch will be personalised so that users can discover new shows, based on what their friends are watching. Viewers will also be able to see comments and connect with friends and dedicated groups for shows. "Watching a show doesn't have to be passive," said the company's founder Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post. "It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who care about the same things." Video has been available on Facebook for some time, but until now, it has mostly been dominated by amateur clips or short segments from news organis...