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Assembled raises $3.1M led by Stripe to build ‘the operating system for support teams’ thumbnail Assembled raises $3.1M led by Stripe to build ‘the operating system for support teams’ thumbnail

Assembled raises $3.1M led by Stripe to build ‘the operating system for support teams’

By 7 months ago

CRM software accounts for one-quarter of all enterprise IT spend. But ironically, while a lot of money is spent on platforms like Salesforce or SAP to manage incoming calls and outgoing marketing and sales activity, not a lot of attention is given to the issue of how to help the teams using all that software work…

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Making money from games: the future of virtual economies – TechCrunch thumbnail Making money from games: the future of virtual economies – TechCrunch thumbnail

Making money from games: the future of virtual economies – TechCrunch

By 7 months ago

In Part 6 of our multiverse series, we discuss the business opportunities and compliance challenges of virtual economies Fictional portrayals of virtual worlds such as “Ready Player One” and “The Matrix” typically portray the physical and virtual worlds as distinct realms siloed from each other. Characters escape a dystopian, impoverished physical realm and enter a…

Cryptocurrency  blockchain ‘The Banks Are Broke’: This Viral Video From 2013 Is More Relevant Than Ever thumbnail Cryptocurrency  blockchain ‘The Banks Are Broke’: This Viral Video From 2013 Is More Relevant Than Ever thumbnail

Cryptocurrency blockchain ‘The Banks Are Broke’: This Viral Video From 2013 Is More Relevant Than Ever

By 7 months ago

“All the Banks Are Broke,” and they’ve only got worse. Quantitative easing forever? The threat of cryptocurrencies will disrupt the financial sector.  A video from 2013 depicting a European minister’s tirade against the global banking system has recently re-emerged and gone viral. Gaining massive traction within the crypto community, the speech is now more relevant…

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging thumbnail Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging thumbnail

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

By 7 months ago

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes. Facebook is not going boldly into transparent daylight — but rather offering what privacy rights…

Your VPN or ad-blocker app could be collecting your data thumbnail Your VPN or ad-blocker app could be collecting your data thumbnail

Your VPN or ad-blocker app could be collecting your data

By 7 months ago

The underpinnings of how app store analytics platforms operate were exposed this week by BuzzFeed, which uncovered the network of mobile apps used by popular analytics firm Sensor Tower to amass app data. The company had operated at least 20 apps, including VPNs and ad blockers, whose main purpose was to collect app usage data…

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‘TikTok famous’ – but making money?

By 7 months ago

Image caption Jake Sweet, also known as the Tiktok star Surfaceldn When I meet up with Jake Sweet (aka Surfaceldn on TikTok), he’s buzzing. He’s about to be flown out to the MTV Video Music Awards in Spain as a special guest. Dinner will be laid on, he explains, and there will be aftershow parties…

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Cryptocurrency blockchain Bitcoin Ultimatum – Bitcoin 2.0? What Do We Know About New Fork

By 8 months ago

Bitcoin Ultimatum (BTCU) is a new fork of Bitcoin from the Prof-it Blockchain development team, with the support of the leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinsbit, co-founded by Nikolai Udianskyi. The Prof-it Blockchain team, lead by Nikolai, faces a serious challenge. The developers are working on improving the Bitcoin blockchain and creating new technologies that would solve…

Assembled raises $3.1M led by Stripe to build ‘the operating system for support teams’

By 8 months ago

CRM software accounts for one-quarter of all enterprise IT spend. But ironically, while a lot of money is spent on platforms like Salesforce or SAP to manage incoming calls and outgoing marketing and sales activity, not a lot of attention is given to the issue of how to help the teams using all that software work…

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

By 8 months ago

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes. Facebook is not going boldly into transparent daylight — but rather offering what privacy rights…

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Coronavirus: ‘We use an egg timer to remind staff to wash hands’

By 8 months ago

Image copyright Robert Mills Image caption Shai Aharony’s company is taking hand washing very seriously The government has said that up to a fifth of the UK workforce could be off sick in a major coronavirus outbreak.So how are businesses around the world coping as the deadly virus spreads?1. Egg timer reminder for hand washingThe…

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Multiverse virtual worlds will be healthier for society than our current social networks

By 8 months ago

In part 5 of our virtual worlds series: why this new future will heal fractures caused by today’s social media The basis of the classic James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” is an evil media mogul who instigates war between the U.K. and China because it will be great for TV ratings. There’s been a…

SmartNews’ local news feature now covers more than 6,000 U.S. cities thumbnail SmartNews’ local news feature now covers more than 6,000 U.S. cities thumbnail

SmartNews’ local news feature now covers more than 6,000 U.S. cities

By 8 months ago

SmartNews, the news aggregation app that hit a unicorn valuation last year, has spent its time growing its local news feature. With the United States presidential election underscoring both the importance of local news and its challenges, SmartNews has a huge opportunity to gain new users. In early 2019, SmartNews had 40 local partners. Over…

Magma Partners scores $50M to build the a16z of Latin America

By 8 months ago

Magma Partners has more than doubled the size of its investable capital with the close of its latest $50 million fund. The Santiago, Chile-based venture firm founded in 2013 had secured $21 million that made up the outfit’s second fund, which it raised after closing its debut fund with just $2.5 million. The firm’s largest…

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Cryptocurrency blockchain The IRS’ Fortnite Currency Tax Mishap Is a ‘Black Mirror’ Moment for Gaming

By 8 months ago

The IRS mistakenly classified in-game currencies as taxable for months. It removed this classification almost immediately after reports went live. This mistake hints at a dystopian future for in-game currencies. Imagine a world where not only your real-life purchases were taxed but also your in-game ones, like Fortnite’s V-bucks. We caught a little glimpse of…

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Bookshlf launches an app to curate and share your favorite digital content

By 8 months ago

Bookshlf has created a new way for people to recommend media — whether it’s music, videos, articles, podcasts or even tweets — to their friends and to the rest of the world. The New York-based startup is officially launching its web and iOS app this week and announcing that David A. Steinberg, co-founder and CEO…

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