Move over, Bitcoin. Facebook has its own plans for digital currency.

Despite an ongoing investigation into its privacy policies and the first major antitrust probe into Big Tech, Facebook has announced its plans to establish its own digital currency.
Tags: Tech, Big Tech Facebook, Bitcoin Facebook

Long-term Thinking in a Start-up Town

Long Now’s Executive Director Alexander Rose recently appeared on the Freakonomics podcast in Episode 381, “Long-term Thinking in a Start-up Town.” The podcast was recorded before a live audience in a variety show format. In addition to Rose, the show featured the co-founder of Lyft, a pioneer in male birth control, a specialist in water security, and a psychology professor who is also a puppy.  Rose spoke about the 10,000 Year Clock; the benefits and pitfalls of long-term thinking; and ...
Tags: Business, Audio, Future, San Francisco, Announcements, Grand Canyon, Rose, Alexander Rose

Why haven’t Spotify released an offical pre-save tool?

Back in November 2016 Music Ally wrote an article about how Laura Marling fans could pre-save her new album on Spotify. This was the first ever pre-save. This functionality wasn’t (and still isn’t) an official Spotify tool, it was put together by David Emery (who now works at Apple Music) who was VP of global marketing strategy at Kobalt at the time. In a Music Ally follow up article David said “Their API lets you add releases to someone’s library if they authorise it,” “We’ve added a layer ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, UK, Taylor Swift, Blogging, David, Apple Music, Uncategorised, Laura Marling, Lewis, David Emery, Spotify Apple Music, Spotify Spotify, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Oliver Schusser

Samsung Galaxy S10e review: the cheaper one

Smallest, cheapest Samsung flagship has most of what makes the S10 line good, but with a flat screen and one camera fewerThe Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s attempt to offer a flagship smartphone experience in a smaller body and at a lower cost, which mostly works.The formula is simple: take the same processor, reduce the memory a little and squeeze it into a smaller, less complicated body. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones

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