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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Coinbase hires former Twitter executive Tina Bhatnagar as its VP of Operations and Technology   —  The digital currency exchange Coinbase has been on a rocket ship ride for the last year, signing up a flood of new retail and institutional clients eager to be part of the ongoing crypto craze.
Jan 22, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Facebook to spend €10M expanding its French AI center, doubling Paris-based team to 60, and will also open digital training centers in Spain, Poland, and Italy   —  Facebook will double the number of scientists working on artificial intelligence (AI) research at its Paris base to 60, the company has announced.
Jan 22, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple partners with global payment company MoneyGram to pilot the use of XRP tokens on MoneyGram's network using Ripple's xRapid service   —  Ripple, a blockchain company and rival to bitcoin, on Thursday announced a tie-up with Dallas-based money transfer giant MoneyGram.
Jan 11, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple countersues bank consortium R3, claiming R3's option contract for roughly 10% of the total supply of XRP, now worth ~$12B, was signed in bad faith   —  In the summer of 2016, Ripple's former CEO Chris Larsen made a fateful decision: he signed a deal with a bank consortium R3 …
Jan 9, 2018, 2:31 PMIn context
Rick Tetzeli / Fortune:
History shows Apple's success since 1998 has rarely hinged on initial designs but on innovation and improvement over time   —  A generation of peerless products made Apple the world's most valuable company.  Now some in the i-universe are questioning if the magic—in the post-Steve Jobs era—is still there.
Dec 26, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
David Z. Morris / Fortune:
NYSE Arca files with the SEC to list two ProShares bitcoin-backed ETFs that would track newly-introduced bitcoin futures contracts   —  NYSE Arca, an exchange owned by New York Stock Exchange's parent company, has resubmitted an application with the SEC to list a pair of Bitcoin-backed exchange-traded funds …
Dec 21, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Profile of 82-year-old Alan Patricof of Greycroft Partners, investor in NYMag, Apple, and AOL, and an active VC today with exits like HuffPo and Maker Studios   —  PASSING THE TORCH: Patricof (center) with partners Ian Sigalow (left) and Dana Settle in the kitchen of Greycroft's New York offices.
Dec 19, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
David Marcus, VP of messaging products at Facebook and a former president of PayPal, will be joining Coinbase's board   —  Coinbase, a popular site for buying cryptocurrencies, is soaring.  In the last week, Coinbase's app shot to No. 1 in the iTunes store, while a flood of interest …
Dec 12, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Claire Zillman / Fortune:
Adobe says it's closed the gender wage gap among its US employees, compared to last year when women made about 99% of what men did   —  Adobe Systems Inc. on Thursday announced that it has reached its goal of achieving equal pay between male and female employees in the United States.
Dec 8, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
Bitcoin price reaches $16K+ despite bubble warnings, with a total market capitalization of ~$270B   —  Bitcoin broke through the $15,000 barrier on Thursday morning as it continued what has been a remarkable run even by the cryptocurrency's usual bubblelicious standards.
Dec 7, 2017, 6:45 AMIn context

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