Sources: Facebook hires the team behind Chainspace, a startup building tech for decentralized “smart contracts”, its first blockchain acquisition (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

February 4, 2019

Alex Heath / Cheddar: Sources: Facebook hires the team behind Chainspace, a startup building tech for decentralized “smart contracts”, its first blockchain acquisition  —  Facebook has made its first acquisition in the blockchain space.  —  The social network has quietly hired the team behind Chainspace … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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15 influencers, including Jonah Peretti, Ro Khanna, Brooke Binkowski, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Warner, and Kara Swisher, weigh in on Facebook on its 15th birthday (Vox)

February 4, 2019

Vox: 15 influencers, including Jonah Peretti, Ro Khanna, Brooke Binkowski, Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Warner, and Kara Swisher, weigh in on Facebook on its 15th birthday  —  15 influencers weigh in on the company’s 15th birthday.  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard in 2017 … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Xbox Live Will Soon Connect Players on Android, iOS and Switch

Microsoft is getting ready to release an important software development kit (SDK) that will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into any titles that run across PC, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. From a report: A Microsoft session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference mentions that Xbox Live will soon have a cross-platform developer kit that integrates the service into Android, iOS and Switch games. You’d have your…

February 4, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Big girls DO cry

I grew up in an emotionally distant family. For years I heard “big girls don’t cry.” But why not? Crying is a basic human emotion and a natural release of stress. The media shows men crying including the former Speaker of the House John A. Boehner and  President Barack Obama who cried while talking about the Sandy Hook shooting.  Can showing emotion in the workplace become a strength rather than a weakness?…

February 4, 2019
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Google Brings Instant Tethering To 3rd-Party Chromebooks

Google today rolled out Instant Tethering to third-party Chromebooks. Fifteen additional Chromebook models and over 30 cell phone models now support the feature. The move is part of Google’s strategy of bringing Chrome OS and Android closer together. From a report: Tethering requires switching on your hotspot that uses your phone’s mobile data, connecting to it from your other device by entering the password, and disconnecting when you’re done. Instant…

February 4, 2019
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Crooks Continue to Exploit GoDaddy Hole

February 4, 2019

Godaddy.com, the world’s largest domain name registrar, recently addressed an authentication weakness that cybercriminals were using to blast out spam through legitimate, dormant domains. But several more recent malware spam campaigns suggest GoDaddy’s fix hasn’t gone far enough, and that scammers likely still have a sizable arsenal of hijacked GoDaddy domains at their disposal. On January 22, KrebsOnSecurity published research showing that crooks behind a series of massive sextortion and…

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