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Update: BlackRock voted for separation of powers at Tesla

By |August 31st, 2018|

Update: This post has been updated to reflect that BlackRock’s votes were cast in the last shareholder meeting.  The world’s largest investor joined the chorus of voices pushing for a separation of powers at the electric vehicle, solar panel and battery manufacturer, Tesla, during the last shareholder vote at the company, Reuters reported earlier today.  --> READ MORE

The mass exodus at Social Capital continues

By |August 31st, 2018|

Something is going on at Social Capital. A series of departures continued this morning at former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya‘s venture capital firm, with Mike Ghaffary, a partner since August 2017, announcing he was moving on to focus on angel investing. Personal update: I’ve decided to leave Social Capital . Over the next few months, I'll --> READ MORE

Mynewsdesk acquires web monitoring service Mention

By |August 31st, 2018|

Communications workflow company Mynewsdesk is acquiring French startup Mention for an undisclosed sum. Norwegian business media group NHST currently owns Mynewsdesk. Mention lets you monitor keywords around the web. It’s a good way to hear what customers are saying about your brand on their blog, on Twitter, on Facebook or anywhere public. You can also --> READ MORE

Apple’s new iOS 12 beta fixes the annoying ‘please update’ bug

By |August 31st, 2018|

iOS 12 beta testers have been plagued with a frustrating bug that continually pops up messages alerting them that a new iOS update is available when, in fact, it’s not. Apple has now fixed this bug, which is patched in the latest iOS 12 betas rolling out now, we understand. The bug first made headlines --> READ MORE

Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

By |August 31st, 2018|

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users for free up to 24 hours, then charges for any responses after that point on a per message basis. Though still in a limited preview, the company --> READ MORE

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is called ‘Windows 10 October 2018 Update’

By |August 31st, 2018|

But what’s in a name, right? Source: News

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

By |August 31st, 2018|

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to multiple reports, Amazon has paid around $40 million to acquire Tapzo, a startup that aggregates --> READ MORE

California lawmakers are one step closer to bringing back Obama-era net neutrality protections

By |August 31st, 2018|

California’s state Assembly voted 58-17 on Thursday to advance a bill, called S.B. 822, that would implement the strongest net neutrality provisions in the U.S. The bill now heads back to the Senate for final approval. If a vote is not held by end of day tomorrow — the deadline for lawmakers to pass any --> READ MORE

Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee

By |August 30th, 2018|

Demand for sustainable coffee is growing, a boon for socially conscious coffee lovers — but many small growers are missing out because they lack the ability to verify that their coffee beans are grown using sustainable labor and eco-friendly practices. In fact, verification is often accessible only to large coffee estates or cooperatives. Enveritas wants --> READ MORE

Weebly brings more e-commerce features to mobile

By |August 30th, 2018|

Weebly is part of Square now, but it continues to update as a standalone product. This week, for example, the company announced a number of new e-commerce features for the Weebly mobile app. Those features include the ability to ship and print labels, to respond to customer questions (via Facebook Messenger, which can be embedded --> READ MORE