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Bitcoin prices are back up 30 percent over the last week

2018-02-21T03:04:40+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

South Korea’s finance regulator said the country would support “normal” cryptocurrency trading. Bitcoin prices are back up to more than $11,600 today after South Korea’s finance regulator said the country would support “normal” cryptocurrency trading. That’s the highest it’s been since the country’s regulators said they would ban cryptocurrency traders from using anonymous bank accounts [...]

Recode Daily: Concerned about cryptocurrency, Capitol Hill also starts to worry about video-manipulation tech

2018-02-21T03:04:39+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus, on the job with Russian fake-news trolls, Sony enters the ride-hailing race, and “Black Panther” breaks records and barriers Spurred by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, bipartisan momentum is growing on Capitol Hill for stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class. Study up on your crypto cocktail chatter with [...]

Full transcript: VR researcher Jeremy Bailenson on Recode Decode

2018-02-21T03:04:37+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

“You should do impossible things in VR. You shouldn’t do things you would do otherwise.” On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks about his new book, “Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can [...]

The Amazon Prime credit card will start giving 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases

2018-02-21T03:04:34+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

And non-Prime members with the regular Amazon Rewards Visa card will earn 3 percent back. The Amazon-ification of Whole Foods continues. Starting on Tuesday, Whole Foods shoppers who pay with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card will earn 5 percent back at the grocery chain’s U.S. stores. Amazon customers who aren’t Prime members, but who [...]

Nike’s latest Air Jordan sneaker ‘drop’ showcased the potential of Snapchat commerce

2018-02-20T03:04:28+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Shopify and Darkstore helped bring the in-app shopping experience to life. Snapchat has yet to make a big splash in e-commerce, choosing instead to keep the focus on its advertising business model for now. But a partnership between the social media app and Nike during the NBA’s All-Star weekend showcased Snapchat’s potential to become a [...]

Recode Daily: Trump attacked everyone — except Russia — in his weekend Twitter tirade

2018-02-20T03:04:27+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Plus, when Facebook met Snapchat, aspiring tech hubs don’t want to be “the next Silicon Valley,” and the tyranny of convenience. President Donald Trump used skeptical remarks by Facebook ads executive Rob Goldman as ammunition in a Saturday Twitter tirade, insisting that Russia didn’t influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On Friday, a federal grand [...]

Many ICOs are ‘complete scams,’ Benchmark’s Sarah Tavel says

2018-02-20T03:04:26+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

However, Tavel still believes cryptocurrencies will be a big deal going forward. As the resident cryptocurrency believer at venture capital firm Benchmark, Sarah Tavel says digital coins like bitcoin are “not the internet, yet” — in other words, they’ll be a big deal, eventually. Just like the internet, though, there may be some false prophets [...]

Full transcript: Writer Taylor Lorenz answers YouTube questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

2018-02-20T03:04:24+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

“There have been YouTube influencers since the birth of YouTube.” Now they just monetize a little better. On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Daily Beast reporter Taylor Lorenz talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the state of YouTube in early 2018. The three discuss how some of its biggest stars have [...]