17 01, 2019

Pinterest is interviewing bankers — a sign that the IPO is finally happening

By | January 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Will the company go public before any looming recession? The tease appears to be over. Pinterest, the search and discovery startup valued at $12 billion, interviewed some bankers last week hoping to underwrite its initial public offering later this year, according to people familiar [...]

17 01, 2019

Coinbase acquihires San Francisco startup Blockspring

By | January 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Coinbase is continuing its push to suck up talent after the $8 billion-valued crypto business snapped up Blockspring, a San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to collect and process data from APIs. The undisclosed deal was announced by Blockspring on its blog, and confirmed [...]

17 01, 2019

New policy puts revenue squeeze on China’s payments giants

By | January 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The era that saw China’s mobile payments providers making handsome interest returns on client money has officially ended. Starting this week, non-bank payments companies must place 100 percent of their customer deposit funds under centralized, interest-free accounts as Beijing moves to rein in financial [...]

16 01, 2019

Recode Daily: The bizarre story of the most popular photo on Instagram: An egg

By | January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Plus: PG&E files for bankruptcy after being found liable for $30 billion in wildfire costs; whoever owns the Instagram account of that brown egg is sitting on a social media goldmine; the rise of the Swiss Army gadget. A picture of a brown speckled [...]

16 01, 2019

Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.

By | January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Can a new set of product features change the way people communicate online? Twitter is a great service for reading the news. It’s not so great for interacting with other people. The most obvious problem is that Twitter interactions can be toxic. Like the [...]

16 01, 2019

BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider

By | January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

London-headquartered BeMyEye has made another acquisition, its third in a little over three years. This time the retail execution monitoring service is purchasing Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider Streetbee. The acquisition will see BeMyEye launch “Perfect Shelf,” which will use image recognition technology [...]