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Oct 12, 2019
By Connie Loizos
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Oct 11, 2019

Pegging Libra just to 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, PayPal, and eBay to pull out of the Libra Association. But one of the remaining members …

By Josh Constine
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Oct 11, 2019
By Jonathan Shieber
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Oct 11, 2019
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Oct 11, 2019
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Oct 11, 2019
By Jonathan Shieber
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Oct 11, 2019

Why it might have been time for new leadership at SAP

SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down last night after a decade at the helm in an announcement that shocked many. It’s always tough to measure the performance of an enterprise leader when he or she leaves. Some people look at stock price over their tenure. Some at culture. Som…

By Ron Miller
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Oct 11, 2019

Alexa now speaks Spanish, including in multi-lingual mode

At Amazon’s hardware event last month in Seattle, the company announced plans to launch multi-lingual modes for its Alexa devices in the U.S., Canada, and India, where the smart voice assistant would be able to speak a combination of English and Spanish, French and English, and Hindi and Engl…

By Sarah Perez
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Oct 11, 2019

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 away: eBay, Stripe, and Mastercard. In a comment to TechCrunch, a Stripe spokesperson leaves the door open…

By Greg Kumparak
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Oct 11, 2019

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Avoid pressing hard on the screen. Tap lightly to keep it safe. Your Galaxy Fold isn’t water or dust resistant. Don’t allow any liquids or foreign objects to enter it. Don’t attach anything to the main screen, such as a screen protector. So begins your journey. It’s the story of one of the most fas…

By Brian Heater