Business intelligence firm Meltwater acquires DataSift, which scrapes and analyzes blog and social media content and had raised $72M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

March 19, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Business intelligence firm Meltwater acquires DataSift, which scrapes and analyzes blog and social media content and had raised $72M  —  In a week when all eyes are on Facebook and the subject of how data about us on social media platforms gets used without us knowing, there’s … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Trump Bans Venezuela’s New National Cryptocurrency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday banning any transactions within the United States involving any digital currency issued by, for, or on behalf of the Government of Venezuela. The order applies to U.S. citizens as well as anyone within the United States, and includes cryptocurrency issued on or after January 9. President Trump’s order is in response to recent attempts…

March 19, 2018
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Facebook closes the day at $172.56 per share, down 6.77% and 10%+ below its all time high set on February 1 (Fred Imbert/CNBC)

March 19, 2018

Fred Imbert / CNBC: Facebook closes the day at $172.56 per share, down 6.77% and 10%+ below its all time high set on February 1  —  – Shares of the social media giant fell after reports said political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica was able to collect data on 50 million people’s profiles without their consent. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google Pay now lets you use prepaid public transport passes, starting in Las Vegas (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

March 19, 2018

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Google Pay now lets you use prepaid public transport passes, starting in Las Vegas  —  Google has announced a new service that lets travelers use Google Pay in conjunction with prepaid virtual travel passes.  —  Google revealed in January that it was combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a Big Supporter Of Universal Basic Income, is Running For President

In a recently published podcast, Andrew Yang, tech entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America, said he is vying for the Democratic party nomination to run for President of the United States. From a report: Yang outlines his radical policy agenda, which focuses on Universal Basic Income and includes a “freedom dividend.” He talks about the very real and immediate threat of artificial intelligence, how new technologies are erasing millions…

March 19, 2018
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BrandPost: Microsoft Azure Migration Guide – Key Planning and Decision Points Before Migrating to Azure

With such an increased interest in Cloud computing, and with companies like Microsoft expanding their datacenters to Canada, now’s a great time for organizations who are looking at a datacenter refresh to consider migrating to Azure. Migrating a datacenter to Azure is a cost-effective alternative for many organizations. By migrating to Azure, you can reduce your capital and operational expenditures and improve your organization’s elasticity, scalability, and overall security. But…

March 19, 2018
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