Facebook’s Libra Crypto Coin: 5 Things We Know, and 5 We Don’t

Thanks;Joe Weisenthal Published;June 22, 2019, 6:00 AM EDT A visual representation of a digital cryptocurrency coin sits on display in front of a Facebook logo on June 17, 2019 in Paris, France.  Photographer: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. When it launches in 2020 or later, it will be…

Supreme Court allows lawsuit over Apple’s iPhone apps to proceed

Thanks; Brent Kendall, Tripp Mickle Published: May 13, 2019 11:21 am ET The lawsuit claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can proceed with an antitrust lawsuit challenging Apple Inc.’s AAPL-5.81%   exclusive control over the marketplace for iPhone apps, threatening the tech giant’s slice of…

Training for city leaders

Thanks;UN Habitat (zuzana.vuova@un.org) Published;MAY,17 Apply now to the Singapore – UN-HABITAT international capacity building programme: 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore Singapore and UN-HABITAT is organizing the 3rd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa which will take place between 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore.  Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and provincial governments, decision-makers,…

Ginni Rometty says IBM will be Number One in a new trillion dollar cloud market

Thanks;Julie Bort  Published; Jan,24, 2019, 8:29 PM IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says IBM will become the biggest player in a new cloud computing market that she says will be worth $1 trillion.  Or so Rometty told Maria Bartiromo on “Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria” in an interview from Davos, Switzerland.  The market is called hybrid cloud,…

Trump’s Plan To Zap Incoming Missiles With Lasers Is Back To The Future

Thanks;GEOFF BRUMFIEL Published;April 8, 20195:02 AM ET President Trump vowed in January to “detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” Doing so would likely mean basing defenses in space. Evan Vucci/AP Earlier this year, President Trump laid out an ambitious plan for U.S. missile defenses. “Our goal is simple,”…

The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

Thanks;Jaime Toplin Published;Dec. 21, 2018, 11:44 AM Payments ecosystem 2019: Key players in payments value chain This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital…

Visa and MasterCard to cap fees for non-EU travellers

Thanks; ANDREW PENTOLWednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 Published;Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 MasterCard and Visa have offered to cap face-to-face transactions at 0.2% for debit and 0.3% for credit transactions. The European Commission has announced that non-EU MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees…

Zuckerberg says audits of Facebook apps won’t solve everything

Thanks; Deepa Seetharaman Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:15 a.m. ET Mark Zuckerberg is in damage-control mode after Facebook’s data scandal. Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,…

80 Percent of the Total Bitcoin Supply Have Now Been Mined

Thanks; Jamie Redman Published; January,15 This weekend marks a milestone for bitcoin as 80 percent of the currency has now been mined into circulation, this means there’s only 20 percent left to mine. Satoshi Nakamoto’s protocol was one of the first to introduce digital scarcity and soon enough the digital asset will become even harder…