Winklevoss Twins' cryptocurrency exchange Gemini expands to UK after receiving an electronic-money license from the country's Financial Conduct Authority (Bloomberg)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 13:55:00 -0400

Bloomberg:
Winklevoss Twins' cryptocurrency exchange Gemini expands to UK after receiving an electronic-money license from the country's Financial Conduct Authority  —  - Gemini says exchange among the first in registration process  — Customers will be able to use the pound for all transactions

FedEx CEO says the company is working with Reliable Robotics to pilot the use of an unmanned single-engine aircraft for cargo delivery (Matt Leonard/Supply Chain Dive)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:15:00 -0400

Matt Leonard / Supply Chain Dive:
FedEx CEO says the company is working with Reliable Robotics to pilot the use of an unmanned single-engine aircraft for cargo delivery  —  Dive Brief:  — FedEx is working with Reliable Robotics to pilot the use of an unmanned single-engine aircraft for cargo delivery …

Amazon, which had struggled to gain a foothold in Italy, benefited from a shift to online shopping during pandemic lockdown as 75% of Italians shopped online (New York Times)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 06:10:07 -0400

New York Times:
Amazon, which had struggled to gain a foothold in Italy, benefited from a shift to online shopping during pandemic lockdown as 75% of Italians shopped online  —  The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.

Interviews with Michael Abrash and Andrew Bosworth on the tech behind Facebook's AR glasses, how Facebook will use the personal data from the glasses, more (Mark Sullivan/Fast Company)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 02:05:01 -0400

Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Interviews with Michael Abrash and Andrew Bosworth on the tech behind Facebook's AR glasses, how Facebook will use the personal data from the glasses, more  —  Imagine your smartphone morphing to wrap around your eyes.  But instead of a dark black screen, now it's see-through.

Pastebin adds two new features, Burn After Read and Password Protected Pastes, that experts say will make it easier to disguise malware operations (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 01:20:04 -0400

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Pastebin adds two new features, Burn After Read and Password Protected Pastes, that experts say will make it easier to disguise malware operations  —  The two new features will make it easier to disguise malware operations.  —  Pastebin, the most popular website where users can share small snippets …

Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI is exclusively licensing GPT-3 to Microsoft saying "OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft" (Isobel Asher Hamilton/BusinessInsider)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:45:02 -0400

Isobel Asher Hamilton / BusinessInsider:
Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI is exclusively licensing GPT-3 to Microsoft saying “OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft”  —  - Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI — the AI research firm he helped found — is exclusively licensing …

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin discloses hack that emptied its hot wallets, with the minimum loss currently estimated at $150M (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:10:01 -0400

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin discloses hack that emptied its hot wallets, with the minimum loss currently estimated at $150M  —  KuCoin said an intruder drained all its hot wallets today.  —  Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin disclosed today a mega hack.

Poshmark, an online clothes resale marketplace, says it has confidentially filed its draft S-1 with the SEC for an IPO (Michael Hytha/Bloomberg)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:10:06 -0400

Michael Hytha / Bloomberg:
Poshmark, an online clothes resale marketplace, says it has confidentially filed its draft S-1 with the SEC for an IPO  —  Poshmark Inc., an online resale marketplace for second-hand clothing, said it has filed confidentially for an initial public offering.

SEC filing: Postmates posted a loss of $32.2M in Q2, compared to a loss of $73M in Q1; Postmates lost $105.2M in H1 2020 vs. $239M in the same period of 2019 (Danny Crichton/TechCrunch)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:40:13 -0400

Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
SEC filing: Postmates posted a loss of $32.2M in Q2, compared to a loss of $73M in Q1; Postmates lost $105.2M in H1 2020 vs. $239M in the same period of 2019  —  Popular food delivery service Postmates is in the process of merging with Uber in a blockbuster $2.65 billion deal …

Interview with Visa's Terry Angelos and Cuy Sheffield on the future of blockchain networks, partnering with crypto payment firms, and the Libra Association (Forbes)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:45:03 -0400

Forbes:
Interview with Visa's Terry Angelos and Cuy Sheffield on the future of blockchain networks, partnering with crypto payment firms, and the Libra Association  —  Bitcoin was invented to disrupt existing monetary systems that many felt were too expensive and exclusionary.

Fitbit says its OS 5.0 has been developed exclusively for the new Versa 3 and Sense smartwatches, and older devices, including last year's Versa 2, won't get it (Ben Schoon/9to5Google)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 16:55:06 -0400

Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Fitbit says its OS 5.0 has been developed exclusively for the new Versa 3 and Sense smartwatches, and older devices, including last year's Versa 2, won't get it  —  Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 start shipping today to customers, and as promised, they're arriving with a new software experience on board.

Putin calls for a "reboot" between the US and Russia in cyberspace, offering "nonintervention into internal affairs of each other" including in elections (New York Times)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 15:35:02 -0400

New York Times:
Putin calls for a “reboot” between the US and Russia in cyberspace, offering “nonintervention into internal affairs of each other” including in elections  —  With an eye to a possible Biden presidency, the Russian leader called for a “reboot” on information security but offered no concessions.

Inside eBay's alleged plot that targeted a blogging duo and a Twitter gadfly using cockroaches, porn, death threats, physical surveillance, and pizza deliveries (David Streitfeld/New York Times)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:50:03 -0400

David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Inside eBay's alleged plot that targeted a blogging duo and a Twitter gadfly using cockroaches, porn, death threats, physical surveillance, and pizza deliveries  —  “People are basically good” was eBay's founding principle.  But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say …

Facebook exec says right-wing drives more engagement because its "populism is always more engaging" as it speaks to "an incredibly strong, primitive emotion" (Alex Thompson/Politico)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 12:10:01 -0400

Alex Thompson / Politico:
Facebook exec says right-wing drives more engagement because its “populism is always more engaging” as it speaks to “an incredibly strong, primitive emotion”  —  Throughout 2020, Democrats have denounced Facebook with growing ferocity as a “right-wing echo chamber” …

CB Insights: cloud computing startups raised almost $3B across 97 deals in Q2 2020, up from 76 deals in Q2 2019, with deal volume reaching a three-year high (Sara Castellanos/Wall Street Journal)
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 11:05:01 -0400

Sara Castellanos / Wall Street Journal:
CB Insights: cloud computing startups raised almost $3B across 97 deals in Q2 2020, up from 76 deals in Q2 2019, with deal volume reaching a three-year high  —  'It's like digital transformation on steroids': Cloud-computing funding deals reached a three-year high in the second quarter


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