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What the Facebook Crypto team could build

Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto […]
2018-08-10

Facebook now deletes posts that financially endanger/trick people

It’s not just inciting violence, threats and hate speech that will get Facebook to remove posts by you or your least favorite troll. Endangering someone financially, not just physically, or tricking them to earn a profit are now also strictly prohibited. Facebook today spelled out its policy with more clarity in hopes of establishing a […]
2018-08-09

Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat

Facebook is diving deeper into in-house game development with the launch of its own version of Snapchat’s multiplayer augmented reality video chat games. Today, Facebook Messenger globally launches its first two AR video chat games that you can play with up to six people. “Don’t Smile” is like a staring contest that detects if you […]
2018-08-08

Slack is raising $400M+ with a post-money valuation of $7B or more

Slack — the app that lets coworkers and others in professional circles chat with each other and call in data from hundreds of integrated apps in the name of getting more work done (or at least procrastinating in an entertaining way) — has been on a growth tear in the last few years, most recently […]
2018-08-08

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries, adds push notifications

Twitter announced today its Twitter Lite app is expanding to 21 more countries, which makes the data-saving app available to more than 45 countries in total. The app was introduced last year with the goal of bringing in more users from emerging markets to Twitter. Similar to other data-saving apps, like Facebook Lite or YouTube […]
2018-08-13

Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the company’s vice president of finance) and Rosette […]
2018-08-14

Why Nick Cannon went back to school

He's a rapper, presenter and media mogul. Oh yeah, and married Mariah. But fame at a young age means Nick Cannon wants to catch up on one thing - an education.
2018-08-10

Quitter la prostitution : le défi des parcours de sortie

La loi du 13 avril 2016 contre la prostitution a mis fin au délit de racolage et instauré la pénalisation des clients. Mais pas seulement. Elle prévoit également un parcours de sortie de la prostitution pour aider les personnes qui souhaitent se reconstruire. Plus de deux ans après le vote de cette loi, où en est la mise en place de ces programmes sociaux ?
2018-08-06

Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries, adds push notifications

Twitter announced today its Twitter Lite app is expanding to 21 more countries, which makes the data-saving app available to more than 45 countries in total. The app was introduced last year with the goal of bringing in more users from emerging markets to Twitter. Similar to other data-saving apps, like Facebook Lite or YouTube […]
2018-08-13

Twitter puts Infowars’ Alex Jones in the ‘read-only’ sin bin for 7 days

Twitter has finally taken action against Infowars creator Alex Jones, but it isn’t what you might think. While Apple, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Spotify and many others have removed Jones and his conspiracy-peddling organization Infowars from their platforms, Twitter has remained unmoved with its claim that Jones hasn’t violated rules on its platform. That was helped in […]
2018-08-15

Airbnb shows off new collaboration features that let co-travelers plan trips together

In recent years, Airbnb has been working to expand its business beyond accommodations, by becoming a more robust travel companion with features like guidebooks, suggested experiences, and full-service hospitality for high-end travelers with its still invite-only Airbnb Beyond, for example. Now the company is preparing even more trip-planning features, including support for adding co-travelers to […]
2018-08-13

Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

A handful of tweets and videos that appear to have been cited in the choice to remove Alex Jones from Facebook and YouTube vanished from Twitter on Thursday after being called out in a CNN piece focused on the company’s hypocrisy. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that it did not remove the tweets in question and […]
2018-08-09

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds

Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists — for example, family, work colleagues, neighbors, industry peers and so on. The end result was a much more personalized […]
2018-08-09

Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled […]
2018-08-11

Öko-Architektur muss nicht armselig aussehen

Bei vielen ökologischen Neubauten ist vor lauter energetischer Optimierung, Gestänge und Schlingpflanzen keine ansprechende Gestalt mehr zu erkennen. Dabei kann man neueste Technologie auch mit klassischer Architektur verbinden.
2018-08-14

Die wundersamen Millionen der Air-Berlin-Pleite

Zuletzt hieß es, dass die Pleite-Airline den Kredit des Bundes nicht komplett zurückzahlen kann. Nun hat der Insolvenzverwalter eine andere Botschaft und begründet sie mit bisher unbekannten Forderungen.
2018-08-14

Deutsche Wirtschaft wächst um 0,5 Prozent

Trotz des Handelsstreits mit den USA legte die deutsche Wirtschaft im zweiten Quartal um 0,5 Prozent zu. Vor allem die Konsumlust der Verbraucher und Investitionen von Unternehmen treiben das BIP nach oben.
2018-08-14

Jetzt will Erdogan iPhones boykottieren

Die türkische Lira ist weiter im Sturzflug. Die Bürger des Landes fragen sich sich, ob ihr Geld noch sicher ist. Erdogan versucht zu beruhigen. Nun kündigte er einen Boykott auf elektronische Geräte aus den USA an.
2018-08-14

Fleisch oder nicht? Streit ums Essen erreicht Schulkantinen

Die Qualität des Essens in den Schulen lässt oft zu wünschen übrig. Caterer haben die Lieferkette nicht im Griff, zudem sollen vermehrt religiöse Normen berücksichtigt werden. Dabei sind die Kinder gar nicht so unzufrieden.
2018-08-14

Deutsche Wirtschaft wächst um 0,5 Prozent

Trotz des Handelsstreits mit den USA legte die deutsche Wirtschaft im zweiten Quartal um 0,5 Prozent zu. Vor allem die Konsumlust der Verbraucher und Investitionen von Unternehmen treiben das BIP nach oben.
2018-08-14

Jetzt will Erdogan iPhones boykottieren

Die türkische Lira ist weiter im Sturzflug. Die Bürger des Landes fragen sich sich, ob ihr Geld noch sicher ist. Erdogan versucht zu beruhigen. Nun kündigte er einen Boykott auf elektronische Geräte aus den USA an.
2018-08-14

Quitter la prostitution : le défi des parcours de sortie

La loi du 13 avril 2016 contre la prostitution a mis fin au délit de racolage et instauré la pénalisation des clients. Mais pas seulement. Elle prévoit également un parcours de sortie de la prostitution pour aider les personnes qui souhaitent se reconstruire. Plus de deux ans après le vote de cette loi, où en est la mise en place de ces programmes sociaux ?
2018-08-06

Cypriot Blockchain Startup Raises US$1.4M Seed to Fix Online Reviews

Review.Network, a new blockchain project that has set out to improve online reviews and market researches, has raised US$1.4 million in seed funding from undisclosed private investors. The capital injection will be used to grow the team and develop the platform, the startup said on Tuesday. Developed by Cypriot company RN Software Trustees Ltd., Review.Network […] The post Cypriot Blockchain Startup Raises US$1.4M Seed to Fix Online Reviews appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-14

What The 3D Printed Guns Battle Means For Bitcoin and DApps

Guilt or innocence used to be a binary equation. That’s not to say determining it was easy for our predecessors. Without the forensic and DNA evidence available to us now, it was undoubtedly more difficult for them to come to a conclusion they could be confident in. But the equation was simple. It was binary. […] The post What The 3D Printed Guns Battle Means For Bitcoin and DApps appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-13

Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Woman In The Cryptocurrency Industry

The crypto industry may be a boys’ club, but that shouldn’t stop women from knocking down the door. That’s according to Samantha Wang, a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of IOST, an enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure for online services. In an interview with CoinJournal, Wang spoke about what the platform is aiming to achieve, her experiences navigating […] The post Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Woman In The Cryptocurrency Industry appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-07

Thailand Sees Booming Cryptocurrency Industry As New Law Comes Into Effect

The cryptocurrency industry in Thailand is booming with about 50 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and 20 exchanges showing interest in applying for a digital asset license, according to Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “License approvals are being processed,” SEC secretary general Rapee Sucharitakul told the Bangkok Post. “Many companies interested in opening digital asset […] The post Thailand Sees Booming Cryptocurrency Industry As New Law Comes Into Effect appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-09

Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Woman In The Cryptocurrency Industry

The crypto industry may be a boys’ club, but that shouldn’t stop women from knocking down the door. That’s according to Samantha Wang, a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of IOST, an enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure for online services. In an interview with CoinJournal, Wang spoke about what the platform is aiming to achieve, her experiences navigating […] The post Samantha Wang, Co-Founder of IOST Discusses Being a Woman In The Cryptocurrency Industry appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-07

What The 3D Printed Guns Battle Means For Bitcoin and DApps

Guilt or innocence used to be a binary equation. That’s not to say determining it was easy for our predecessors. Without the forensic and DNA evidence available to us now, it was undoubtedly more difficult for them to come to a conclusion they could be confident in. But the equation was simple. It was binary. […] The post What The 3D Printed Guns Battle Means For Bitcoin and DApps appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-13

Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund

LuneX Ventures, a partnership between Singapore-based venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures and its former head of growth Kenrick Drijkoningen, is looking to invest US$10 million into five to ten blockchain and cryptocurrency startups by the end of the year, the company said on Friday. LuneX Ventures claims to be Southeast Asia’s first dedicated […] The post Singapore VC Unveils New Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Fund appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-10

Schnorr Signatures: What, When & Why?

The last few months have seemingly been particularly fruitful when it comes to development activity surrounding second-layer Bitcoin technologies, with recent news pointing towards great progress for both the Liquid and Lightning networks. However, recent activity from prominent Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille looks towards a set of changes to an area of the core Bitcoin […] The post Schnorr Signatures: What, When & Why? appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-08-13