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Cryptocurrency  blockchain Bitcoin Price Soars as Jerome Powell Confirms Crypto’s Threat To U.S. Dollar thumbnail Cryptocurrency  blockchain Bitcoin Price Soars as Jerome Powell Confirms Crypto’s Threat To U.S. Dollar thumbnail

Cryptocurrency blockchain Bitcoin Price Soars as Jerome Powell Confirms Crypto’s Threat To U.S. Dollar

By 7 months ago

The price of bitcoin jumped on Tuesday after Jerome Powell stressed that the Fed is investing a significant amount into digital currency developments. Adding fuel to the fire, Powell also acknowledged how quickly crypto could become a systemic risk to the USD. China’s “Belt and Road” initiative is expected to roll out a digital currency…

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Resso, Bytedance's music streaming app, officially launches in India, Tencent-backed Universal Music holds out on licensing deal thumbnail Resso, Bytedance's music streaming app, officially launches in India, Tencent-backed Universal Music holds out on licensing deal thumbnail

Resso, Bytedance’s music streaming app, officially launches in India, Tencent-backed Universal Music holds out on licensing deal

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TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (its predecessor in the West was even called Musically). Now at long last, TikTok’s owner, China’s ByteDance, is doubling down on…

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Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air

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When it comes to the so-called “consumerization of the enterprise,” a workplace tool that looks an awful lot like Pinterest seems like it would be the trend’s final form. Brooklyn-based Air is building a digital asset manager for communications teams that aren’t satisfied with more general cloud storage options and want something that can show…

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Here’s a Timeline of the Debate About How to Pronounce GIF

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The Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, was first developed by computer scientist working at CompuServe back in 1987. And while it has swelled or dipped, the debate over how to pronounce the acronym for those minute looping animations became a thing once the GIF really took off. Is it a hard g like in graphics?…

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China turns to online car sales as coronavirus spreads

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geely is China’s largest privately-owned car maker More automakers are selling cars online in China as worried consumers stay away from showrooms to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Chinese carmaker Geely is the latest to launch a new online service to try to boost sales in the country.It joins…

Lawsuit alleges Juul advertised in Seventeen Magazine, Nick Jr. as part of campaign explicitly targeting kids

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A lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts attorney general includes new details about how the company intentionally marketed illegally to teens, including advertising on websites for Seventeen Magazine, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. The suit from Attorney General Maura Healey makes good on the 2018 announcement from her office that she would investigate the company’s…

Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air thumbnail Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air thumbnail

Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air

By 7 months ago

When it comes to the so-called “consumerization of the enterprise,” a workplace tool that looks an awful lot like Pinterest seems like it would be the trend’s final form. Brooklyn-based Air is building a digital asset manager for communications teams that aren’t satisfied with more general cloud storage options and want something that can show…

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‘They’re in a World of Hurt.’ 39 States to Investigate Juul’s Marketing Tactics

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(HARTFORD, Conn.) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas said they will lead the multi-state…

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Solari boards: The disappearing sound of airports

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Image caption Eileen Lim and Nicole Lee at Changi Airport Terminal 2 in Singapore As day turns to night in Singapore’s Changi Airport, a queue of people wait patiently for a picture with an old star.They leave their bags by a bench, turn their cameras on themselves, and pose for a photo.Some smile; some jump…

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

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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 More Than Name Change: Fairplay Blockchain Casino Upgrades to Fairspin

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After making a name for itself as a remarkably transparent online casino leveraging blockchain technology, Fairplay decided to change the name and undergo a rebrand to become Fairspin. At first glance, the move looks like a risky one since the casino has already built a considerable player base and got nominated for two prestigious awards…

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Cryptocurrency blockchain Stop Using Kobe Bryant’s Death to Promote Your Dying Cryptocurrency

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Cryptocurrency project Tron and founder Justin Sun co-opts Kobe Bryant’s death to promote an upcoming blockchain conference. It’s the low point in a long string of disingenuous marketing ploys from Sun. Tron cryptocurrency has lost 91% of its value since highs in 2017. Cryptocurrency company Tron and its founder Justin Sun just found a new…

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Cryptocurrency blockchain ChainUP Japan Joins Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA)

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6th February, 2020, Singapore – ChainUP Japan Corporation (ChainUP Japan Co., Ltd. Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) is pleased to announce that it has officially joined the Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA). The blockchain software developer will actively explore the application of blockchain technology in the areas of fintech, medicine, public administration and IT infrastructure, contributing to…

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ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations – TechCrunch

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The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants. “DHS should not be accessing our location information without a warrant, regardless whether they obtain it by paying or for free. The failure to get…

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FTC votes to review influencer marketing rules & penalties

By 7 months ago

Undisclosed influencer marketing posts on social media should trigger financial penalties, according to a statement released today by the Federal Trade Commission’s Rohit Chopra. The FTC has voted 5-0 to approve a Federal Register notice calling for public comments on questions related to whether The Endorsement Guides for advertising need to be updated. “When companies…

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