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Instagram confirms new authentication option that skips SMS codes

“Screenshots of the prototype system indicate that SMS verification codes will remain an option for users who want or need them” reports slashgear.com. Instagram is working on a new two-step verification option that will help protect users from SIM hackers, according to a new report.The platform’s existing verification system works by sending a code to the user’s phone via an SMS, but the upcoming system will rely on an authentication app like Google Authenticator. Source: slashgear.com Share This:

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Redfin shares fall 4% after share, debt offerings news

“Underwriters of the stock offering would have a 30-day option to buy an additional 525,000 shares, and the underwriters of the notes offering a 30-day option to get an additional $18.75 million in notes, Redfin said” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. RDFN, +2.00% fell more than 4% late Monday after the Seattle-based residential real-estate brokerage said it plans to start public offerings of 3.5 million shares of common stock and $125 million in convertible notes due 2023. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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How to design your game for the hard of hearing

“Designing a game to be welcoming for players who are hard of hearing might not be as complicated as you think, but it does take a bit of education” writes Jul Edt for polygon.com. That’s another option that helps all players, not just those who are hard of hearing.Turning on subtitles is a popular option in general, not just for players who may be hard of hearing, so it’s surprising that they’re often so poorly implemented. Source: polygon.com Share This:

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Uber will let riders pay with a Venmo balance

“The leading ride-hailing company will introduce a “Pay with Venmo” option as part of an ongoing partnership with PayPal, which owns Venmo, PayPal said Thursday” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. PayPal previously introduced the Pay with Venmo option with food delivery services GrubHub and Seamless and at checkout for countless online retailers. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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NBA free agency roundup: Big names signing as world waits for LeBron

“According to multiple reports, Durant will make $30 million in 2018-19 and have a $31.5 million option for the following season” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. George declined to exercise his player option for 2018-19, making him an unrestricted free agent as of midnight.While he declined his $26.2 million option for next season to become a free agent, Durant had said all along he wanted to stay in Golden State.The Nuggets reportedly sought the lack of a player option in exchange for previously declining Jokic’s $1.6 million option for…

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How German policymakers are hurting Berlin’s startups

“Several founders of Berlin-based startups have told me they have lost potential hires due to the disadvantage of virtual share options” writes Balderton Capital for venturebeat.com. Berlin startups are losing in the battle for competitive talent due to the lack of a tax-advantaged employee option scheme.And employees who leave the company often have to forfeit their virtual share options.Elsewhere in Europe policymakers are more supportive and offer schemes that don’t penalize the use of share options to incentivize teams.German corporate structure and inefficient tax treatment is restricting young Berlin startups’…

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After declining option, LeBron becomes NBA’s prize free agent

“The three-time champion is now the most coveted prize in an NBA free-agent class that includes All-Stars Paul George and Chris Paul” reports foxsports.com. On Thursday, George told the Oklahoma City Thunder he’s declining his $20.7 million option for next season.James told the Cavaliers that he is not exercising his $35.6 million contract option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, two people familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Friday. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers contract to become free agent

“LeBron James, who many believe could overtake Michael Jordan as the greatest player in basketball history, will become a free agent this off-season and spark a scramble for his signature” writes Ed Malyon for independent.co.uk. James had an option to pick up a $35.6m contract clause for another year with the Cavs but his agent told local media that he has declined the option and will thus become an unrestricted free agent.It means that the free-agency market for other players will likely slow as everyone waits to find out what…

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LeBron James declines player option, becomes free agent

“CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James will not exercise the $35.6 million option on his contract with the Cavaliers for next season and will be an unrestricted free agent on Sunday, multiple sources told cleveland.com” writes Cleveland Com for cleveland.com. Should James choose a new team as a free agent, the most he could earn is about $55 million less than that.The option (again, for $35.6 million) is worth about $300,000 more than the first year of any new contract he signs. Source: cleveland.com Share This:

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