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Cumberland Launches Crypto Trading Platform for Institutions

“Cryptocurrency trading firm Cumberland announced on Tuesday that it has launched a spot trading platform for its customers” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. Called Marea, the new platform will allow clients to place orders online and interact with members of the Cumberland team.With retail interesting petering out, market makers, brokers and exchanges are turning their attention to the institutional trading world. In some ways, pursuing the latter model could be a positive for the cryptocurrency trading world as lots of poorer investors losing money tends to lead to greater regulatory…

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How do we safeguard children online? Put your questions to our expert panel

“They argue that companies like Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook should take responsibility for the conduct of people online, especially when directed towards children” writes Jeremy Wright for telegraph.co.uk. Experts have claimed that the safe haven of the home can be destroyed by intrusion from the online world, as vulnerable children can be targeted by online trolls, bullies, or predators in their own bedrooms.Who is my child talking to online?.  Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Walmart posts $514B in revenue for the year, plans to double down on grocery pickup and delivery

“Revenue: Walmart reported $138.8 billion in revenue in the holiday quarter, up 1.9 percent over a year ago and just ahead of Wall Street expectations” writes Nat Levy for geekwire.com. Walmart has started training its employees in virtual reality, and it brought more than 17,000 training devices online last year. Source: geekwire.com

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Creators on Instagram and other platforms made nearly $7 billion, study says

“According to the study, nearly 17 million Americans earned an estimated $6.8 billion across nine internet platforms in 2017” writes Matt Binder for mashable.com. Creators in the U.S. are earning more than ever on internet platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr — nearly $7 billion, according to a new study.Out of all the U.S. states, researchers found that California has the most people generating earnings online with more than 3.2 million creators, followed by New York with nearly 2 million creators, and Texas, with more than 1 million creators.The report…

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Sex robots now porn stars…

“Sex robots are now starring in raunchy PORN movies – as a new 18+ erotic TV series airs online” writes Fred Nathan for mirror.co.uk. Dubbed an ‘erotic Black Mirror ‘, Future Darkly is a web sci-fi series forecasting the future of sexual fantasies, in case case a world where X-rated robots roam the earth as companions to human beings. The new season of Future Darkly is six episodes long, and airs online between February and July 2019. Source: mirror.co.uk

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Softbank closes in on deal for online travel business GetYourGuide

“Softbank is closing in on an investment in German online travel guide and booking website GetYourGuide” writes Matthew Field for telegraph.co.uk. A venture capital industry source said the Softbank-led round has already been closed. It has raised a total of $170m, including $75m in December 2017 from investors including US venture capital firm Battery Ventures and private equity giant KKR.T, which has pumped billions of pounds into start-ups around the world, from dog walking apps to farming technology ventures. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Swedish royals’ full and frank guide to tawdry perils of the net

“As the Royal Family works to connect with a new generation, the British public has become accustomed to its younger members speaking personally about their mental health, parenthood and safety online” writes Camilla Tominey for telegraph.co.uk. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, who like the Cambridges and Sussexes have their own charitable foundation, have published a no-holds-barred guide to online safely for Swedish children, taking on subjects from gaming to grooming and beyond. The book, published in Swedish and English translation online and this week posted to… Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Customers report difficulty accessing Chase Bank’s mobile and online banking

“The site tracks “internet providers, mobile providers, airlines, public transport, and online services,” among other services” writes Sarah Gray for businessinsider.com. Chase Bank customers were having trouble accessing the bank’s website and mobile app on Friday night, according to the website DownDetector.com.In a statement released on Twitter, Chase Suppor t confirmed that “some customers are having trouble accessing the mobile app and our website.”. The DownDetector website offers a real-time map of outages.DownDetector.com “offers a realtime overview of status information and outages for all kinds of services,” their website explains. Source:…

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