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Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know

TECHCRUNCH.COM — is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics, according to a source who says multiple investors briefed on the project by Facebook were told that date. Meanwhile, the company’s Head of Financial Services & Payment Partnerships for Northern Europe Laura McCracken told German magazine WirtschaftsWoche’s Sebastian Kirsch that the white paper would debut June 18th, and that the cryptocurrency would indeed be pegged to a basket of currencies rather than a single one like the US dollar to prevent price fluctuations.

People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’

CNN.COM — New York (CNN Business)Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first “shrub” — an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero alcohol. I ordered a carrot-and-ginger shrub and hoped it would be palatable. I was pleasantly surprised, drank the whole thing and, voila, was not even tipsy.

How to Decide if You Should Get a Facebook Blueprint Certification

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Facebook Blueprint is an e-learning platform that offers free, self-paced courses on Facebook and Instagram advertising. Since its launch in 2015, more than two million people have enrolled in at least one of the 75 online courses available. In the United States, more…

8 Simple Ways to Make Social Media Work for Your Business

ENTREPRENEUR.COM — Using social media to promote your business doesn’t have to be hard if you just follow these 8 easy steps. June 6, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their…

Daily Crunch: Facebook’s cryptocurrency is coming

TECHCRUNCH.COM — 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. Facebook plans June 18 cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know. is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency, codenamed Libra.

The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

TECHCRUNCH.COM — dominance has led to ridiculous service fees, scalpers galore, and exclusive contracts that exploit venues and artists. The moronic approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. It pressures venues to sign ticketing contracts under veiled threat that artists would otherwise be routed to different concert halls.

How to Create Successful Facebook Messenger Ads

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social A successful Facebook Messenger ad is only an ad until it becomes a conversation. Using Messenger ads means your brand is ready to shift your relationship with every person who sees them. From general to personal, from public to private. And according to Facebook’s CEO…

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Forrester: 81% of consumers plan to purchase from a DTC brand

THEDRUM.COM — As the direct-to-consumer business model grows in popularity, it also grows in profitability. Traditional brands that don’t find ways to adapt the model to their business could see their market share dwindle amid the changing consumer culture. Recent Forrester research reveals the potential for…

Seven iPhone privacy settings you should enable now

MASHABLE.COM — Sorry eyes. Times have changed. These days, your iPhone (and all its accumulated data) is the window to your soul. Everything – that’s your contacts, your location, your photos, your emails, your texts, and even your bank account – can often be found on that smartphone in your pocket. It’s an…

Week-in-Review: Google makes a losing bet, Bezos plots his space take-over

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about the Apple device that was putting a kink in the company’s new pricing strategy.

What Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Means: 6 Predictions

FORBES.COM — What does Facebook’s new cryptocurrency mean? According to news reports, Facebook will shortly launch Libra, a global cryptocurrency available to users of its suite of platforms (including Messenger and WhatsApp). Presumably any merchant with an account on these platforms could transact in the…

Is Building A Personal Brand Actually Worth It?

FORBES.COM — Consumers’ buying habits have changed, and the truth is that they’re choosing to buy from personal brands now more than ever before. One study revealed that compared to 20 years ago, nearly half of consumers said they trust big brands less. Your customers want to buy from an authentic person…

Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal

NYTIMES.COM — WASHINGTON — The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump announced with great fanfare on Friday night consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months, according to officials from both countries who…

Depop, a social app targeting millennial and Gen Z shoppers, bags $62M, passes 13M users

TECHCRUNCH.COM — The rising popularity of omni-channel commerce — selling to customers wherever they happen to be spending time online — has spawned an army of shopping tools and platforms that are giving legacy retail websites and marketplaces a run for their money. Now, one of the faster growing of these is announcing an impressive round of funding to stay on trend and continue building its business.

How to Do a Content Audit That Will Reveal Hidden Gems On Your Website

JEFFBULLAS.COM — The year 2019 introduced Marie Kondo and her famous KonMari Method of decluttering. Some call it phenomenal, but Kondo herself considers it as life-changing magic. Made to be applied for just belongings, the KonMari method has been applied to personal lives, relationships, careers, and whatever aspect you need cleaning up.

In trying to clear “confusion” over anti-harassment policy, YouTube creates more confusion

TECHCRUNCH.COM — After a series of tweets that made it seem as if YouTube was contradicting its own anti-harassment policies, the video platform published a blog post in an attempt to clarify its stance. But even though the post is supposed to “provide more details and context than is possible in any one string of tweets,” it is similarly confusing and raises yet more questions about how serious YouTube is about combatting harassment and hate speech on its platform—especially if the abuse comes from a high-profile channel with million of subscribers.

China grants first 5G licenses amid Huawei global setback

TECHCRUNCH.COM — It’s official. After much anticipation, China named the first companies to receive 5G licenses for commercial use on Thursday. The announcement from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the country’s telecoms authority, came as Huawei, the Chinese company that captured nearly 30% of the world’s telecom gear revenues in 2018, faces mounting scrutiny in the west over potential security concerns.

7 Secrets to Creating Impressive LinkedIn Showcase Pages

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social LinkedIn Showcase Pages are a smart place to highlight a special side of your brand—especially if it’s business related. More than 90% of professionals rank LinkedIn as their platform of choice for professionally relevant content. Your LinkedIn Showcase Page appears…

TBT Meaning, and How to Use “Throwback Thursday” on Social Media

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social You’ve probably seen #TBT or “Throwback Thursday” before. Maybe it was an embarrassing yearbook photo from a high school friend. Maybe it was a an Instagram post from your mom of that vacation you took last year. Maybe it was even just a tweet about an awesome party…

This 21-Year-Old Woman Just Became The Youngest Person To Travel To Every Country

FORBES.COM — 21-year-old Lexie Alford just became the youngest person to travel to every country on earth. Here she is, pictured in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Lexie Alford On May 31, 2019, a 21-year-old American woman named Lexie Alford stepped foot in North Korea and broke a record, becoming the…

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