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CONSOB Continues the Fight Against Scams, Updates Blacklist

“Among the warnings are Brighter Trade/Ingouten Ou, an alleged trading platform where clients can supposedly trade a number of assets ranging from currencies (forex), commodities, stocks, and indices” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. Italian financial regulator the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB), has started off this week by adding a new warning on its website. Source: financemagnates.com

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Create wearables, robots, and more with this Arduino eBook bundle

“Now, anyone with a curious mind and a modest budget can create everything from home automation systems to fully-functional robots in the comfort of their garage or living room, all with minimal training and easily-accessible supplies” writes Vb Deals for venturebeat.com. The Make: Arduino Hacker eBook Bundle is a wide-reaching instructional package that will teach you everything you need to know about this endlessly exciting platform, and right now the entire bundle is available for over 90 percent off at just $19.99.There’s also plenty of material that deals specifically with…

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Fixing Blockchain: Startup to Clamp Down on Illicit Activities and Welcome Consumers

“Instead of rewarding developers with crypto, WON says it encourages third-party developers to create their own currencies” writes Connor Blenkinsop for cointelegraph.com. This is complemented by the WON platform, where third-party developers can create software for the public’s benefit.An upcoming blockchain network says change is desperately needed if crypto is ever going to reach its full potential and enjoy mass adoption. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Facebook says there’s an easy way to break up the advertising walled gardens — but it needs brands to speak up first

“Dozens of digital players including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Snap feed web and mobile data into Nielsen’s DAR system” writes Lauren Johnson for businessinsider.com. Advertisers often complain about social platforms’ “walled gardens” that limit the amount of data that they’re willing to share.Facebook and Google in particular wield powerful targeting and measurement data but keep it within their own walls for privacy and competitive reasons.Facebook and Google get beat up a lot by advertisers for not sharing data with them while controlling the bulk of digital ad budgets. Source: businessinsider.com

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 14–20: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

“New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia reported that a major hack had resulted in significant losses this week” writes Molly Jane Zuckerman for cointelegraph.com. According to the legislation, crypto assets will be placed in one of three categories: digital consumer assets, digital securities and virtual currencies.According to the research, the malware also looks for cloud security measures from Tencent and Alibaba, and is able to neutralize them.The crypto markets are slightly up at the end of the week, with Bitcoin trading at around $3,730, Ripple at around $0.33 and Ethereum…

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India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

“If the amendments are approved, platforms like Facebook and Twitter would be required to censor content that the Indian government deems inappropriate, potentially affecting how content is served outside Indian borders” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. If the new rules are approved, platforms would have to introduce new tools to automatically flag content that the Indian government has already deemed illegal. Source: theverge.com

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Local venture group invests in research company

“published on January 18, 2019 – 1:16 PM Written by The Business Journal Staff Local venture capital group Central Valley Angel Group has announced an investment in QualSights, adding another company to its portfolio” reports thebusinessjournal.com. Based in Chicago, QualSights bills itself as a “qualitative insights platform that provides brands, agencies and consulting firms a dramatically faster and more affordable way to generate deeper insights on a global scale.” The firm uses software and mobile camera equipment to remotely observe and interact with consumers as they shop for and use…

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Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsoletion

“How do you feel about Microsoft formally urging any remaining users to switch platforms?” reports 9to5mac.com. However, Microsoft’s recommendation to customers comes under the section “What should Windows 10 Mobile customers do now?” With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Source: 9to5mac.com

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B2B eCommerce A Favorite Among Investors

“Based in Malaysia, Dropee operates a B2B eProcurement platform that caught the attention of investors at Vynn Capital” reports pymnts.com. The company claimed to have developed the first B2B eCommerce platform that automatically catalogues and digitizes information, with data stored on a proprietary blockchain system to manage product information and history.Reports in Token Post said Inxeption secured an undisclosed investment from UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund for its B2B eCommerce platform, with Inxeption noting that it will use the funding to develop new features and solutions for B2B buyer and seller…

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Google to revive WearOS with Fossil’s mystery watch tech and R&D team

“They will presumably work on Google’s WearOS platform and maybe a new smartwatch” writes Maggie Tillman for pocket-lint.com. Clearly, it thinks Fossil’s mystery technology can help, as will the R&D team.Google and Fossil Group have entered into a $40 million agreement, in which Google will acquire some of Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of the watchmaker’s research and development team.Wareable spoke with Google and Fossil about it, and Fossil said the technology is a “new product innovation that’s not yet hit the market”. Source: pocket-lint.com

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