Ep 44: Monsieur
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Woe betide traditional banking because Dimitry Voloshinskiy and his team are on the prowl. Voloshinskiy is the founder of the NextBank Project, an attempt to create a truly bitcoin-based bank.<p>The team has raised $950,000 so far using personal money and angels, and they hope to attract more.<p>What is …Banking
YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world’s largest and most popular online collection of moving images. But it’s also a search engine, the world’s second largest, trailing only its parent company, Google. And while the library on YouTube is made up of videos, in practice it has also …YouTube
Twitter Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter, just publicly announced that he has left the company. In his post, he says his reasons for leaving have everything to do with the way Twitter is addressing diversity and inclusion.<p>Though Miley was …Diversity
On the heels of Facebook’s announcement last week that they had surpassed 8 billion daily video views, Snapchat confirmed to the FT over the weekend that users of the ephemeral messaging app were now watching 6 billion videos every day.<p>What’s really notable about this latest reveal is how damn …Snapchat
A trio of Chicago women think they have a solution to any awkwardness linked to footing the bills for blind first dates.<p>Their Go Dutch Today mobile app removes expections that men pay for the dates and that women reciprocate with sex. The app is based on the idea that a couple split the cost of a …
While it was Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos who bought The Washington Post for $250 million last year, it’s Amazon’s rival in China, Alibaba, that by all accounts is now pushing into newspapers and online media in earnest.<p>Rumours are flying around that Alibaba may be eyeing a stake in Hong …China