BitTorrent’s new P2P chat app is dubbed Beep, and Windows users can now line up to become part of an invite-only test. Read more »
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If a $3 billion acquisition offer shocked you, prepare to faint at the latest Snapchat news: The company is reportedly in financing talks that would value it at $10 billion. Investors are placing their bets that Snapchat is the next Facebook…or at least the next WhatsApp. Read more »
Gyft, a mobile gift card company, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by First Data, an Atlanta-based payments giant. The acquisition terms were not disclosed, as first reported by Pando Daily. While it’s not technically a major acquisition of a bitcoin company, Gyft has been a long-time favorite of bitcoin users because it was one of the easiest ways to exchange the cryptocurrency for digital gift cards to use at everyday businesses. Although First Data may be bitcoin shy itself, Gyft’s CEO Vinny Lingham said in the release that it will continue to accept all kinds of payment for its mobile gift cards.
Here’s what I’ll be hoping to hear from Tesla’s earnings on Thursday. Read more »
The Patent Office is a huge trove of ideas and knowledge but much of that information has been hard to obtain. A startup’s powerful visual and analytics tool could change that. Read more »
A House of Lords committee has slammed the “right to be forgotten” ruling of Europe’s top court, as well as the interpretation of the concept that’s in the new Data Protection Directive. Read more »
The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square’s merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they’ll need a new Square Reader. Read more »
You won’t need a Google+ profile anymore to use Google’s Hangouts video chat, thanks to new updates that aim to make the video conferencing platform more appealing to businesses. Read more »
It’s not just your phone — your fitness devices can be used to track your location as well, according to a new study from Symantec. Read more »
Contently, a New York-based startup that specializes in content marketing, has launched a non-profit foundation that will use some of the revenue from its marketing business to fund investigative journalism Read more »