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China shows what the future of mobile payments could look like - “Chinese consumers conduct 11 times more mobile payments than their counterparts in the United States, so as we look to the future of digital wallets, China is a natural place to start” writes Nick Routley for businessinsider.com. Despite growing pains, mobile payments and digital wallets will continue to be a dominant part of the Chinese economy.China’s central bank recently imposed tougher rules regarding scan-and-go payment...
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Criminal underworld drops bitcoin in favor of monero - “On Dec. 18, hackers attacked up to 190,000 WordPress sites per hour to get them to produce monero, according to security company Wordfence” writes Olga Kharif for seattletimes.com. Say, for example, a coffee shop in Berkeley, California, is known to have a certain bitcoin address, and a wallet used by an extortionist transfers the same amount there every morning at 9 a.m.Privacy coins such as monero, designed to avoid tracking, have cl...
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Leader of NYC Ballet Retiring Amid Misconduct Investigation - “The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him” writes Associated Press for billboard.com. The company hired a law firm to conduct the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter accusing Martins of harassment.Martins said he had “cooperated fully” in the investigation. “I believe its findings would have vindicated me,” he wrote in h...
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Why Alexa and Cortana aren’t BFFs yet: Amazon and Microsoft taking longer than expected to integrate voice assistants - “Amazon has in recent months began thawing an icy relationship with Apple, restoring Apple TV devices to its online store, two years after removing them” writes Nat Levy for geekwire.com. For example, Windows 10 users will say, “Cortana, open Alexa,” and Echo users will say, “Alexa, open Cortana.” Then they can use Cortana (via Alexa) to set a reminder or read work email, ...
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Vice Suspends 2 Top Execs After Sexual Misconduct Report - “Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the digital media company” writes Associated Press for billboard.com. The Times had reported in late December that it found four settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation against Vice employees, including Creighton. Source: billboard.com Share This:
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Uber investors sell at big discount, but still make billions - “Many big Uber investors include venture capital firms that got in early” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. SoftBank acquired about 15 percent of Uber, while other investors in its group got around 3 percent.Uber was valued around $68.5 billion during a 2016 capital investment, but it dropped to somewhere above $48 billion in the SoftBank deal announced last week.Rohit Kulkarni, managing director of SharesPost, a...
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JPY Daily Review January 3, 2018 - JPY Daily Review for January 3, 2018 Japanese Yen Could Rally Against the Dollar The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger USDJPY-bearish contrarian trading bias.   USD/JPY and AUD/USD Forecast January 3 The US dollar fell significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching down to the 112 level. This is an area that has been supportive several time…   Have a nice trading! Share This:
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What will happen in Iran? - “A successful second revolution in Iran is unlikely, at least this time” writes Tom Rogan for washingtonexaminer.com. Slowly but surely Iran is heading either for a successful revolution or a bloody civil war. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:
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Nancy Pelosi hopes to avert ‘catastrophic shutdown’ ahead of White House meeting - “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told her Democratic colleagues Tuesday that she hopes the meeting at the White House tomorrow will help sidestep a “catastrophic shutdown” as government funding expires on Jan. 19″ writes Al Weaver for washingtonexaminer.com. “We are fighting for funding for the opioid epidemic, veterans, pensions, disaster relief, National Institutes of Health, Children’s Health...
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Streaming surge electrifies music industry - “Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music now account for the majority of music consumption, according to industry figures that also show a continuing vinyl revival” writes Ashley Armstrong for telegraph.co.uk. Although BPI said “the music industry still has a long way to go to recover fully”, major labels are enjoying soaring valuations as investor confidence strengthens. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:
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