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How 4 Chicago startups are using tech to address the industry’s diversity problem

“Diversely cofounder Carlo Navarro also understands the need to build more bridges between diverse communities and corporations, especially tech companies” writes Alida Miranda-wolff for venturebeat.com. WeSolv’s platform gathers real-world performance data to help companies more objectively assess MBA job candidates from more than 60 programs nationwide. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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More Payment Platforms Mean More Headaches For B2B Sellers

“As B2B payments digitize, they accelerate, and B2B commerce players will find that the pressure to manage data streams from multiple payment platforms will continue to grow” reports pymnts.com. For vendors, this means managing acceptance of multiple payment rails, often based on what their corporate customers prefer.The obvious point of friction here is having to manually toggle between an array of interfaces to manage each payment platform that a company uses to accept payment.ACH, wire, virtual and physical cards, and other rails all come into the mix, particularly as each…

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GDAX Will Apparently Rebrand to Coinbase Pro

“As of right now, the plan is to rebrand this platform to Coinbase Pro” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. This second trading solution is operated by Coinbase, next to their more novice user-friendly trading platform.The GDAX platform we know today will undergo some big changes.Most cryptocurrency users have gotten acquainted with the GDAX platform. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Vevo music platform axing iOS and Apple TV apps, shifting to YouTube only

“Vevo is likely one of the more popular music video streaming platforms on the internet” writes Macbook Pro With for 9to5mac.com. Announced in a blog post, Vevo says it will be removing its apps from not only iOS and tvOS, but all other platforms outside of YouTube, which means its webOS (Smart TV), Android, and other applications as well. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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Bitcoin value gyrates amid report of Department of Justice manipulation investigation

“Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate hype from facts.”” writes unknown author for usatoday.com. Separately, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned in March of “potentially unlawful” online trading platforms that lack regulatory oversight.Bitcoin prices see-sawed Thursday following a report that the Department of Justice and the nation’s top commodities regulator are investigating whether traders have manipulated the price of digital currencies.The price swings came after Bloomberg News reported that the Department of Justice had opened a criminal investigation of…

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Vevo to Shutter Its Apps and Website in Coming Weeks

“A spokesperson told Billboard the Vevo website and apps for iOS and Android will be phased out over the coming weeks, with users being sent reminders to transfer their playlists next week” writes Marc Schneider for billboard.com. Vevo announced on Thursday it will “phase out elements” of its owned and operated platforms — meaning its mobile apps and consumer website — and shift the company’s focus toward growing current and future partnerships. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro and Integrates Newly Acquired Ethereum Startup Paradex

“On Wednesday, May 23, the company also announced the rebranding of GDAX exchange to Coinbase Pro” writes Bhushan Akolkar for coinspeaker.com. The rebranding of GDAX will make trading experience more easy and intuitive, while integrating the Paradex platform will give customers access to more digital currencies.Currently, Coinbase offers its customers to trade only four digital currencies – Bitcoin, Ethereum Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin on its platform.As stated in their official blog post, some of the salient features of the new Coinbase Pro service include: The company plans to integrate the…

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Airbnb quietly launches Travel Stories in beta, letting users share ephemeral pictures and videos that can be viewed in-app or online

“By creating a trove of travel content that links users back through to the Airbnb platform, Airbnb is creating something that is aimed at entertaining its users, while at the same time providing some practical functionality in the form of links to places” writes Ingrid Lunden for techcrunch.com. Now Airbnb is becoming the latest adopter of the format: the travel and accommodations startup has quietly launched a new feature called Travel Stories, a way for guests to create video sequences of their Airbnb experiences to post on the site.The company…

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Caffeine social livestreaming platform launches monetization for broadcasters

“When broadcasters are playing a game on Caffeine, game developers or game publishers can earn a portion of the revenue while their games are being played by Caffeine broadcasters” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Caffeine is a new social broadcasting platform for livestreamers, and today the company is launching a new monetization system built around digital items.As a real-time, social broadcast platform, Caffeine is targeting the 800 million gamers and creators looking for a safer, simpler, and better way to live broadcast.The new monetization system, which is in a “pre-release”…

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