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BUSINESS: ADTRAN, Inc. Announces Date Of Special Meeting Of Stockholders

HUNTSVILLE, Ala–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN) today announced that it will hold a special meeting of its stockholders (“Special Meeting”) on January 6, 2022, to adopt the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of August 30, 2021, by and among ADTRAN, Inc., Acorn HoldCo, Inc., Acorn MergeCo, Inc., and ADVA Optical Networking SE, pursuant to which,…

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BUSINESS: Compass Digital Acquisition Corp. Announces Separate Trading Of Class A Ordinary Shares & Warrants, Beginning December 6, 2021

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compass Digital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:CDAQU) (the “Company”) announced that, commencing December 6, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the units. The Class A ordinary shares and warrants that are separated will trade on…

BUSINESS: DMY Tech Group, Inc. IV Stockholders Approve Proposed Business Combine With Planet
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BUSINESS: DMY Tech Group, Inc. IV Stockholders Approve Proposed Business Combine With Planet

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planet Labs Inc. (“Planet”), a leading provider of daily data and insights about earth, today announced that its proposed business combination with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV (NYSE:DMYQ) (“dMY IV”), a special purpose acquisition company, was approved by dMY IV’s stockholders at its special meeting held on December 3, 2021. Approximately 99% of…

BUSINESS: BuzzFeed, Inc. Announces Closing Of Business Arrangement With 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. And Acquisition Of Complex Networks
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BUSINESS: BuzzFeed, Inc. Announces Closing Of Business Arrangement With 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. And Acquisition Of Complex Networks

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BuzzFeed, Inc. today announced the closing of its business combination with 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. (“890”), a special purpose acquisition company, and the completion of its acquisition of Complex Networks, a global youth entertainment company. The new company is now known as BuzzFeed, Inc., and its shares of Class A common stock…

BUSINESS: Magellan Scientific, LLC Closes Equity Financing And Acquires 1,600 ASIC Mining Servers
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BUSINESS: Magellan Scientific, LLC Closes Equity Financing And Acquires 1,600 ASIC Mining Servers

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Magellan Scientific, LLC (“Magellan” or the “Company”) announces the closing of the Company’s initial round of equity funding, along with the acquisition of 1,600 MicroBT Whatsminer M30S ASIC mining servers capable of generating 141 PH/s. Magellan will receive and deploy its initial 1,600 MicroBT Whatsminer M30S ASIC mining servers throughout the fourth quarter…

As delta rages, and omicron looms
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As delta rages, and omicron looms

TECH NEWS: in the US, COVID vaccinations are on the rise The bottom line — Vaccines are expected to provide some protection against omicron as the rapid spread of the virus continues. Beth Mole – Dec 3, 2021 10: 34 pm UTC Enlarge / People line up outside of a free COVID-19 vaccination site that…

The new trailer for Peacemaker shows us a villain that we might like
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The new trailer for Peacemaker shows us a villain that we might like

Give peace a chance “Maybe, I’m a grower and not a shower. A person you dislike but then find yourself a friend. “ Jennifer Ouellette – Dec 3, 2021 7: 59 pm UTC John Cena reprises his role in The Suicide Squad in new HBO Max spinoff series Peacemaker. HBO Max has dropped the official…

Hacking of iPhones by US diplomats using “0-click” exploits by embattled NSO
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Hacking of iPhones by US diplomats using “0-click” exploits by embattled NSO

I’M HACKED NSO’s stealthy Pegasus malware allows remote access to infected computers. Dan Goodin – Dec 3, 2021 7: 25 pm UTC Getty Images The iPhones of nine US State Department officials were infected by powerful and stealthy malware developed by NSO Group, the Israeli exploit seller that has come under increasing scrutiny for selling…

AT&T failed Ohio man’s Internet service failure for a month
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AT&T failed Ohio man’s Internet service failure for a month

AT&T’s typical service — Fixed wireless user only needed a new antenna but AT&T couldn’t find the solution. Jon Brodkin – Dec 3, 2021 6: 55 pm UTC Ohio resident John Sopko had to go a month without his AT&T fixed wireless Internet service because the company repeatedly failed to diagnose and fix the problem,…

This fan’s trackball and keyboard were used to launch nuclear missiles
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This fan’s trackball and keyboard were used to launch nuclear missiles

A rare find — Peripherals were part of system that launched Minuteman III missiles in the ’80s. Scharon Harding – Dec 3, 2021 6: 44 pm UTC There’s no telling what you’ll find on eBay–like an old keyboard and trackball originally dedicated to firing off nuclear missiles. As detailed Tuesday by YouTube channel Pointless Tinkering,…

Google delays its workers’ return to office yet again
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Google delays its workers’ return to office yet again

TECH NEWS: Google workers in the US will no longer be required to return to in-office work on January 10th. According to CNBC, company security VP Chris Rackow told employees in an email that Google will wait to reassess the situation and figure out when it’s safe to return to an in-office environment until the…

A tiny, molten-metal exoplanet has been described by scientists in unprecedented detail.
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A tiny, molten-metal exoplanet has been described by scientists in unprecedented detail.

Scientists are improving their ability to characterize exoplanets and this is leading to some unexpected discoveries. As Reuters reports, a DLR-led team has determined that the relatively nearby (31 light-years) planet GJ 367b is significantly smaller than Earth at 5,592 miles across, but is more dense than Earth — it’s about as dense as iron,…

Hulu pulls Astroworld news special amid social media backlash
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Hulu pulls Astroworld news special amid social media backlash

On Thursday, Hulu pulled Astroworld: Concert From Hell, an ABC special many mistook as a documentary on the recent Travis Scott festival that killed 10 people on November 5th, just one day after its debut on the platform. Astroworld became a trending topic on Twitter shortly after its release. Many assumed that the streaming service…

Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef station gets NASA backing
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Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef station gets NASA backing

Following October’s news claiming that Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Spaceflight Company planned to build a commercial space station in low earth orbit, NASA announced Thursday it had selected the program to be funded through a Space Act agreement to develop the station’s design. This funding is part NASA’s Commercial LEO development program ,, which aims…

FTC sues NVIDIA to stop its purchase of ARM
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FTC sues NVIDIA to stop its purchase of ARM

NVIDIA’s plans to acquire has hit a major roadblock. The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block the merger over concerns the $40 billion deal would “stifle” competition for multiple technologies, including datacenters and car computers. The FTC stated that ARM is a “critical input” which fosters competition between NVIDIA’s rivals and that a merger…

Find gifts that music lovers will adore and save up to 40% on Cyber Monday
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Find gifts that music lovers will adore and save up to 40% on Cyber Monday

TECH NEWS: Got started on your holiday shopping yet? If not, you better get cracking. Here are five items that any audiophile or music lover would want to receive. And since each one is discounted between 20 and 40 percent for Cyber Monday, they won’t put nearly as big of a dent in your wallet….

5 Photoshop alternatives free for Windows
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5 Photoshop alternatives free for Windows

Photoshop is an absolute staple of modern graphic design, an industry standard for over 30 years. It’s also insanely expensive: no longer available as a stand-alone program, you’ll pay Adobe a minimum of $120 every year to use it as a part of a Creative Cloud subscription. Even if you only use it occasionally, that’s…

Best External SSD for Gaming
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Best External SSD for Gaming

If you are having trouble securing your gaming laptop, or if you just want to save space, an external SSD can be a great way to increase storage. But choosing an external SSD can be a confusing task. Making a bad choice could leave you disappointed. We’ve tested the SSDs and have a solid recommendation…

This Chromebook comes with a stunning 1080p touchscreen and costs $169
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This Chromebook comes with a stunning 1080p touchscreen and costs $169

Lenovo Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done, but we’re still seeing some surprising deals. Best Buy offers one such deal. The big box retailer is selling a 14-inch Lenovo Chromebook 3 with a touchscreen for $169. That’s $150 off of the sticker price and a great value for a touch-based laptop. It’s rocking 4GB…

Get $100 off the Apple Watch Series 6 at Best Buy
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Get $100 off the Apple Watch Series 6 at Best Buy

Apple If you’re looking to pick up a swanky Apple Watch, now is the perfect time to do it. Best Buy is currently selling the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 with the navy blue sport band for $299. The Apple Watch is the most advanced smartwatch available. While the Series 7 has supplanted the 6,…

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