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  • Redefining commerce: The underappreciated, but growing prominence of online marketplaces

    Redefining commerce: The underappreciated, but growing prominence of online marketplaces

    Since the launch of eBay in 1995, Etsy in 2005, AirBnB in 2008, Uber 2010 and so many other game changing startups, digital marketplaces have fundamentally transformed the commerce landscape and...

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  • Last week’s best Android games to distract you from your inevitable death

    Last week’s best Android games to distract you from your inevitable death

    Welcome to our weekly column, in which YouTuber NimbleThor brings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device, released over the past week. We’re actually a week behind...

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  • Analysts track cryptocurrency scammer who stole from 10K Dogecoin fans

    Analysts track cryptocurrency scammer who stole from 10K Dogecoin fans

    An online scammer is targeting the popular cryptocurrency, Dogecoin. To date, more than 10,000 individuals have been hit by the operation, with overall losses amounting to some $24,000....

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  • US authorities to auction off nearly $4M in confiscated Bitcoin

    US authorities to auction off nearly $4M in confiscated Bitcoin

    The American government is again showing that it has no interest in hodling, and is auctioning off over 600 BTC. The US Marshals Service (USMS) announced yesterday the auction will be taking place...

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  • Even bankruptcy can’t keep Vertu from selling $4,000 phones

    Even bankruptcy can’t keep Vertu from selling $4,000 phones

    UK-based brand Vertu made a name for itself handcrafting luxury phones that included premium materials, precious stones, and a global concierge service. It went under a year ago, because (shocker)...

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  • Legendary cypherpunk declares cryptocurrency is failing its creators

    Legendary cypherpunk declares cryptocurrency is failing its creators

    As cryptocurrency falls further into the hands of the mainstream, it falls further away from its creators, the cypherpunks. Earlier today, CoinDesk published an in-depth interview with Timothy...

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  • North Korean hacker crew steals $571M in cryptocurrency across 5 attacks

    North Korean hacker crew steals $571M in cryptocurrency across 5 attacks

    North Korean hacking outfit “Lazarus” is the most profitable cryptocurrency-hacker syndicate in the world. Since 2017, internet baddies have in total stolen $882 million worth of cryptocurrency...

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  • NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

    NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

    Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at...

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  • Scientists made a self-lubricating condom that can withstand 1,000 thrusts

    Scientists made a self-lubricating condom that can withstand 1,000 thrusts

    Not much has been done for condoms since they were first introduced several centuries ago, other than god-awful flavors, distracting neon colors, and uncomfortable self-warming options that put...

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  • Researchers zap nostrils in hope of creating internet of smells

    Researchers zap nostrils in hope of creating internet of smells

    Not too long ago, Google claimed to have a developed a search engine for smells. Google Nose, as it was called, was said to be capable of offering “the sharpest olfactory experience available.”...

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  • Tesla introduces a $45,000 Model 3 variant with a 260-mile range

    Tesla introduces a $45,000 Model 3 variant with a 260-mile range

    In a surprise announcement, Elon Musk launched a mid-range model of Tesla 3 with a range of 260 miles. The new version is now the cheapest available variant of Tesla 3 priced at $45,000. Just...

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  • Improving financial services in digital asset markets using new technologies

    Improving financial services in digital asset markets using new technologies

    The integration of legacy financial services, blockchains, and the emerging class of digital assets are underway. The potential of this new open financial system is enormous, but there are still...

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  • Apple’s next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs

    Apple’s next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs

    It was just last month that Apple announced three new iPhones and its latest smartwatch, but it turns out the company isn’t done for the year. Apple just sent out invites to its next event, taking...

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  • Twitter now shows if a tweet was deleted for policy violations

    Twitter now shows if a tweet was deleted for policy violations

    Twitter recently announced it’s rolling out a feature to provide context around deleted tweets – including who deleted them and why. It’s a small change, but it’s the latest in a series of...

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  • IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

    IBM just proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

    A team of researchers from IBM, the University of Waterloo, and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) today published the results of an experiment proving a quantum computer can do things a...

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  • It’s the end of an era: Netflix cancels Orange is the New Black

    It’s the end of an era: Netflix cancels Orange is the New Black

    Netflix yesterday announced it would end its most popular original television program after its next season. Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB...

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  • Rockstar Games controversy renews concern over ‘crunch culture’

    Rockstar Games controversy renews concern over ‘crunch culture’

    On the cusp of releasing one of the biggest games of the year, Red Dead Redemption 2, developer Rockstar Games has been forced to allay fears it’s overworking its employees. It’s attempted to...

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  • Twitter releases 10M Iranian and Russian propaganda tweets ahead of US Midterms

    Twitter releases 10M Iranian and Russian propaganda tweets ahead of US Midterms

    Twitter yesterday released a bevy of data related to Iranian and Russian-sponsored misinformation campaigns started as long ago as 2009. The hope, in releasing the trove, is that academics and...

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  • Ticketmaster discovers blockchain, buys Ethereum-powered app

    Ticketmaster discovers blockchain, buys Ethereum-powered app

    Ticketmaster, the most globally recognized company in events ticketing, has given into the hype and bought a startup specializing in blockchain-based ticketing solutions. Announced today,...

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  • After ten years, TNW Conference has a new home

    After ten years, TNW Conference has a new home

    Written by Wytze de Haan, Director of Events For our 14th edition, TNW Conference is moving to a new location! But before I tell you where we’re going, I’d like to share where we’ve been. I’ve...

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