Why Experts Say Digital Money Is About to ExplodeINC.COM — Whether or not you’ve used it, you’ve almost certainly heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that’s currently trading at around $9,000 U.dollars per unit. Experts are torn on whether cryptocurrency is a passing fad or here to stay. The folks at MIT Technology Review seem to fall into the latter camp: The publication included digital money in its “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2020,” unveiled on Wednesday.
New York’s BounceX reaches $100M ARR, rebrandsTECHCRUNCH.COM — Welcome to the $100 million ARR club, BounceX. This morning (evening, timezone depending), a New York-based marketing technology startup, announced that it has reached the $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) threshold, adding its name to our running list of companies that have crossed over into nine-figure revenue while remaining private.
Covid-19 is now in 50 countries, and things will get worseECONOMIST.COM — Feb 29th 2020LONDON AND MILANIN THE EARLY scenes of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Eclipse”, eerily empty Italian streets provide a stark contrast to the frenzy of the stockmarket floor. This week saw that striking juxtaposition played out for real. Under a sky of unbroken light-grey cloud,…
Twitter Shares Some Simple Tweet Copy Tips to Improve Campaign PerformanceSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Looking for ways to boost your tweet performance in 2020? This week, Twitter has launched a new initiative which aims to provide simple tips to help businesses improve their tweet copy. The new program is titled ‘Good Copy, Bad Copy”:. As you can see in this clip, Twitter creative lead Joe Waddington has outlined a set of simple, actionable tweet tips, which, while simple in themselves, can significantly improve tweet presentation and performance.
AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting servicesTECHCRUNCH.COM — has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider — in a collaboration that could spell competition between American cloud providers in Africa. In a statement to the East African company framed the arrangement as a “strategic agreement” whereby will sell AWS services (primarily cloud) to its East Africa customer network.
11 best mobile games to cure your boring commuteMASHABLE.COM — Commuting to work is an unfortunate, unavoidable reality of modern life, but mobile games make it a lot less miserable. Several popular titles such as Fortnite and PUBG have made their way to mobile in recent years, offering busy people the ability to escape the doldrums of their movable sardine cans and game on the go.
Kripsy Kreme Just Made an Announcement That Will Make Its Customers Very HappyINC.COM — If you’re a fan of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, (and who isn’t), the company just announced something that should make you very happy. Starting this Saturday, Krispy Kreme will start delivering doughnuts from its 350 locations nationwide. Of course, you have to be within 10 miles of one of those locations, but if you are, you can order online and they’ll bring your favorite doughnuts to your home.
Consider these 4 steps before you fire an employeeFASTCOMPANY.COM — The only downside is that continuing education can be expensive. In 2017, U.companies spent over $90 billion on training and development. According to author and leadership consultant Ron Carucci, training is most powerful when there’s a proven skill gap or knowledge deficit. Any program you provide should have a clear purpose and end goal and directly serve the company’s strategic priorities.
South African fintech startup Jumo raises second $50M+ VC roundTECHCRUNCH.COM — South African fintech startup Jumo closed a $55 million round from a diverse group of investors, the company confirmed. Founded in 2015 and based in Cape Town, the venture offers a full tech stack for partners to build savings, lending, and insurance products for customers in emerging markets. This week’s funding follows a $52 million raise by Jumo in 2018, led by U.investment bank Goldman Sachs, that saw the startup expand to Asia.
‘Lizzie McGuire’ reboot’s future is in jeopardy. What now?MASHABLE.COM — Parting ways with original series creator and showrunner Terri Minsky, the Disney+ production ground to a halt with limited explanation and no new leader in sight earlier this year. In January, a spokesperson told multiple outlets that Minsky had completed two episodes but that Disney execs had concluded there was a “need to move in a different creative direction.” .
Stonly grabs $3.5 million to make customer support more interactiveTECHCRUNCH.COM — Stonly is building a service for customer support teams so that they can share step-by-step guides to solve the most common issues. The startup just raised a $3.5 million funding round led by Accel with business angels also participating, such as Eventbrite CTO Renaud Visage and PeopleDoc founders Jonathan Benhamou and Clément Buyse.
BTS finally explained ‘the black bean noodle incident’ to Jimmy FallonMASHABLE.COM — The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon solved a long-running K-pop mystery on Monday, finally revealing the details of BTS’ Black Bean Noodle Incident. The boy group teased the tale last year when RM and Jimin brought it up during a livestream. Though they mentioned wanting to share the story during a future television interview, it went unexplained for eight months, leaving BTS’ Army fans desperate for further information. .
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