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Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.” Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like […]
2019-12-18

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout

“We were in the back washing blenders so they could keep taking Snackpass orders,” recalls co-founder and CEO Kevin Tan. The team from order-ahead food startup Snackpass was willing to get their hands dirty to keep up with demand at one of their first restaurant partners, Tropical Smoothie Cafe on the Yale University campus. Why […]
2019-12-19

Fyre Festival meets Mr. Bone Saw

Social media influencers have been known to promote events around the world for the right price — decisions that sometimes prove to be mistakes. Bella Hadid, who promoted the failed Fyre Festival by vacationing in the Bahamas with other models for a video designed to sell tickets, later apologized for her involvement. Not everyone is […]
2019-12-23

Subscription-based social network MeWe launches premium features and a business product

MeWe, the subscription-based social network that emphasizes privacy and bills itself as the anti-Facebook, is launching a premium tier of its service and spinning up a business-focused product to take on enterprise networking and communication tools like Slack. Founded by Mark Weinstein, a gregarious serial entrepreneur who credits himself with being an early developer of […]
2019-12-19

Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.” Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like […]
2019-12-18

Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires a cloud gaming startup

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook acquires Madrid-based cloud gaming startup PlayGiga Facebook is building out its gaming business — earlier this year, the company added […]
2019-12-19

Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group

Brand Capital, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, India’s largest media group, will invest up to US$6.5 million in Indorse, a blockchain-powered professional network. The company will make an initial investment of US$2 million as a convertible note at a valuation of US$15 million with the option of a further tranche of US$4.5 […] The post Blockchain-Powered Professional Network Indorse Gets Backing From India’s Top Media Group appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20

Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards

Peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace Paxful has partnered with crypto services provider The White Company to give Paxful customers the ability to cash out bitcoins into prepaid cards in multiple currencies, the companies said on Thursday. The new partnership allows Paxful users to exchange their bitcoins into Visa or MasterCard digital prepaid cards in 10 fiat […] The post Paxful, The White Company Partnership Enables Users To Convert Bitcoins Into Prepaid Debit Cards appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-06-20

Dapper Labs Announces Cheeze Wizards Hackathon in Lead up to The First Official Tournament

Dapper Labs, creators of the massively popular Ethereum game, Cryptokitties have announced a hackathon for their latest creation, inviting developers to build on top of the game for the chance to win cash prizes, limited edition crypto-collectibles and the chance to have their projects reviewed by the Dapper Labs team and their investors including Union […] The post Dapper Labs Announces Cheeze Wizards Hackathon in Lead up to The First Official Tournament appeared first on Coinjournal.
2019-07-24

Wenn James Cameron das Auto der Zukunft designen darf

Die CES in Las Vegas stand bisher für neueste Gadgets aus der Unterhaltungsindustrie. Jetzt wurden hier gleich mehrere Autos vorgestellt: Unter anderem ein Elektro-Sportwagen von Sony – und eine ökologische Science-Fiction-Flunder von Mercedes.
2020-01-07

Ein Foto belegt den Bon-Zwist in der Koalition

Das Wirtschaftsministerium übt per Twitter Widerstand gegen den Belegzwang. Das zeigt, wie uneins sich die Regierung über die neue Regelung ist. Dabei ist die Pflicht, den Bon auszudrucken, eigentlich heute schon technisch veraltet.
2020-01-07

Der Pilot sendete nicht mal ein Notfallsignal

Offiziell führte ein Triebwerksfehler zum Absturz einer ukrainischen Boeing 737. Doch es gibt Auffälligkeiten. So löschte die ukrainische Botschaft eine Meldung, der zufolge ein Raketenangriff ausgeschlossen sei. Was gegen ein kaputtes Triebwerk spricht.
2020-01-08

Radeberger Gruppe hebt Preise für Fassbiere an

Biertrinker müssen sich auf höhere Preise für frisch Gezapftes einstellen. Fassbier wird in vielen Fällen für die Gastronomie teurer. Der führende deutsche Bierhersteller, die Radeberger Gruppe, will für den Großteil seiner Produkte den Fassbierpreis Anfang März anheben.
2020-01-07

Réforme des retraites : le paradoxe de l’emploi des seniors

Gouvernement et partenaires sociaux ont repris les concertations, mardi, sur la réforme des retraites avec au menu l’emploi des seniors : la réforme prévoit de retarder le départ à la retraite des Français alors que la moitié d’entre eux ne travaillent déjà plus quand ils atteignent 62 ans.
2020-01-07

Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires a cloud gaming startup

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook acquires Madrid-based cloud gaming startup PlayGiga Facebook is building out its gaming business — earlier this year, the company added […]
2019-12-19

Twitter offers more support to researchers — to ‘keep us accountable’

Twitter has kicked off the New Year by taking the wraps off a new hub for academic researchers to more easily access information and support around its APIs — saying the move is in response to feedback from the research community. The new page — which it’s called ‘Twitter data for academic researchers’ — can […]
2020-01-06

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M

After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game for all social video and photo apps — Snap has made another acquisition with roots in the country, co-founded by one of Looksery’s founders, to give a big boost to its video capabilities. The company […]
2020-01-03

India’s ruling party accused of running deceptive Twitter campaign to gain support for a controversial law

Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India, has been accused of running a highly deceptive Twitter campaign to trick citizens into supporting a controversial law. First, some background: The Indian government passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) last month that eases the path of non-Muslim minorities from the neighboring Muslim-majority nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh […]
2020-01-04