Pegging Libra to just the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

What if Libra wasn’t backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra has caused major partners — including Visa, Mastercard,…

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Cryptocurrency’s bad day continues as the SEC blocks Telegram’s $1.7 billion planned token sale

Cryptocurrency’s bad news day continues to get worse as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it has filed an emergency action and received a restraining order for the…

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EBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out of Facebook’s Libra Association

Oof — a week after PayPal announced plans to part ways with Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project and the related association of the same name, three more names are reportedly breaking…

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How advertising rates vary by category on Amazon

It was 10 years ago, Jeff Bezos famously quipped that “advertising is the price you pay for having an unremarkable product.” As it relates to Amazon today, that logic holds…

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Wistia launches free version of its Channels video platform, adds new features, Facebook audience integration

Wistia, the video marketing solution that allows brands to build their own video hubs, has rolled out a free version of its Channels product. It has also added new features,…

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Trump gets on Twitch

The reelection campaign will be live-streamed. US president Donald Trump has joined Amazon-owned live-streaming platform Twitch. Twitch is best known as a social video streaming platform for gamers but does…

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Facebook Launches New Tools to Help With Holiday Marketing

Facebook has released several new tools to assist businesses with their holiday marketing efforts. According to a Facebook-commissioned Ipsos study, nearly half of US shoppers start shopping for the holidays…

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Instagram is Bringing Direct Messaging to its Desktop Site

Instagram appears to be in the process of bringing direct messaging to its desktop website. This was uncovered by Jane Manchun Wong who shared a series of screenshots on Twitter:…

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Grammarly gets $90 million boost to put toward technology, product development

Grammarly has received $90 million in its latest round of funding, led by returning investor General Catalyst, with help from IVP and other new investors. The money will go towards…

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Affiliate Link Building: How to Do It the Right Way

Affiliate link building is like commissioned sales for the 21st century. The concept is simple: With an affiliate marketing program, brands and businesses select leading influencers to promote a service…

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