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World’s First Cloud-Based Betting Platform VIABET Announces ICO

“The company will unveil a feature-rich ALPHA release of their cloud-based betting platform in Q2 of 2018” reports newsbtc.com. The company’s future plans include increasing VIA Token integration and use-case scenarios by building fiat-gateways and partnering with the top traditional online gambling sites to achieve global VIABET platform expansion.From a technological perspective, VIABET delivers an all-out fresh approach to online gambling.A system which would enable online players to “become the casino” and offer guaranteed odds. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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Salesforce Einstein CRM arrives at Ulster Bank, as AI keeps transforming financial services

“Salesforce Einstein, a comprehensive CRM Artificial Intelligence platform, arrives at Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of NatWest and part of RBS Group” reports financefeeds.com. AI solutions continue to advance in the financial services sector and to take over back-office roles from human staff.Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance in the financial services sector, with Atos – an expert in big data Data, cybersecurity, high performance computing and digital workplace, announcing on Thursday the full-scale Salesforce Einstein CRM implementation in the financial services industry.Another Japanese financial services major – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group…

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Senators announce new bill that would regulate online political ads

“As tech companies face continued scrutiny over Russian activity on their ad platforms, Senators today announced legislation meant to regulate political ads on the internet” writes Oct Edt for theverge.com. After Facebook disclosed that Russia-linked propaganda ads were sold by the company, Twitter followed with its own announcement, and Google has reportedly made similar findings. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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PayPal’s quarter exceeded expectations across the board

“PayPal, the digital payments company, shared its growing financials after the bell on Thursday” writes Minutes Ago Josh for techcrunch.com. It brought in a record total payments volume of $114 billion, a measurement of total transactions on the platform.The company beat Wall Street’s expectations for the third quarter, posting an adjusted 46 cents per share. Venmo, the peer-to-peer payments platform, accounted for part of that growth.The company saw 54 percent growth in mobile payments, totaling $40 billion. Source: techcrunch.com Share This:

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Senators seek a crackdown on Facebook and Google political ads

“Three senators began a bipartisan push Thursday to rein in social media political ads amid fears about Russian meddling in American elections” writes Jacquelyn Martin for cnbc.com. The senators hope the bill will curb the reach of foreign-bought political ads during American elections.Tech titans Facebook and Google parent Alphabet have said they found Russia-linked ads on their platforms during the election. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Google, Facebook, Twitter face more regulation for online political ads

“Now some U.S. lawmakers want these companies to publicly disclose more about the online political ads they run on their platforms” writes Queenie Wong for siliconbeat.com. Facebook already vowed to disclose more about political ads before the bill was introduced. “We stand with lawmakers in their effort to achieve transparency in political advertising.Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota; Mark Warner, D-Virginia; and John McCain, R-Arizona, introduced a bill aimed at creating more transparency surrounding online political advertising. Source: siliconbeat.com Share This:

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Facebook begins letting developers monetize Messenger’s Instant Games with in-app purchases and video ads

“Facebook seems to be taking Messenger Instant Games quite seriously after its desktop game platform withered and mobile game was dominated by the App Store and Google Play platforms” writes Josh Constine for techcrunch.com. Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app.The move should attract higher quality games to the Messenger platform, as until now, devs could only hope to build an audience and monetize down the line. Source: techcrunch.com Share This:

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McCain, Democrats to introduce first major legislation targeting Facebook ads since Russia intervened in the 2016 elections

“The new bill would also require digital platforms to keep more detailed records of electioneering communications above certain thresholds” writes Brennan Weiss for businessinsider.com. The Honest Ads Act would make political ad buying more transparent and ensure that political ads online are covered by the same rules as ads on TV and radio.”Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election by buying and placing political ads on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google,” Warner and Klobuchar said in a statement on Wednesday.A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce…

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A new bill would require Facebook and Google to publicly archive ads purchased around elections

“The Honest Ads Act would require digital platforms to archive in a publicly available file advertisements purchased around election content, according to Axios, who got a preview of the proposed bill” writes Pete Marovich for cnbc.com. Legislation to be unveiled Thursday would for the first time impose some regulation on internet advertising giants like Facebook and Google.Speculation of greater internet regulation has loomed for weeks following disclosures by Facebook, Twitter and Google that Russian entities purchased politically motivated ads on the sites during the 2016 presidential election.All three companies have…

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First global art provenance platform ARTEX initiated a crowdsale

“ARTEX offers reliable and convenient platform for art market with fraud-proof provenance and transactions, copyright protection and beneficial community for experts, artists and market facilities” reports newsbtc.com. October 18, 2017 – ARTEX, the world’s first decentralized provenance platform, announces the start of a token presale campaign. Source: newsbtc.com Share This:

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