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MIX / The Next Web:
Another cryptocurrency startup, LoopX, pulls exit scam, deleting its site and online accounts after raising $4.5M in a series of ICOs in January   —  Another day, another exit scam: an emerging cryptocurrency startup more commonly known as LoopX has suddenly vanished out of thin air along with millions worth of its investors' savings.
Feb 12, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
MIX / The Next Web:
Baidu launches a CryptoKitties-like service allowing for adoption and trade of digital puppies, which works on blockchain called Achain, using its ACT currency   —  Chinese Google rival Baidu is the latest corporation to make its foray into blockchain tech - and its first undertaking …
Feb 5, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Mix / The Next Web:
Lawsuit against Bitconnect says 6 plaintiffs lost $771K, names a number of people who promoted an alleged Ponzi scheme on social media as defendants   —  Judgement day has come for BitConnect: The Southern District of Florida handed the shifty Bitcoin investment lending platform …
Jan 29, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Már Másson Maack / The Next Web:
iOS 11.3 adds Advanced Mobile Location, a feature that automatically sends accurate locations of emergency calls, which Android has supported since July 2016   —  Apple just announced that the next version of iOS, 11.3, will enable Advanced Mobile Location (AML), which automatically sends …
Jan 25, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Instagram tests new text-only Stories format called “Type” and Story screenshot alerts   —  Instagram's Stories are one of the most popular ways to share content on social media, but sometimes images and videos just aren't as effective as plain old text.
Jan 20, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Mix / The Next Web:
How Bitconnect, once worth $2.6B+, got so big via promises of daily 1% returns, multi-level marketing schemes, and spamming Google via its own “news” blog posts   —  In a menacing turn of events yesterday, Bitcoin investment lending platform BitConnect abruptly announced it is shutting down its lending and exchange services.
Jan 18, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
HQ Trivia launches special game for UK players, running every Monday and Wednesday at 3PM and 9PM; first game had ~5K players vs. 500K+ for worldwide games   —  HQ is a viral sensation, and easily one of the most compelling iOS apps to have emerged in the tail end of last year.
Jan 8, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Visa Europe terminates card issuer WaveCrest's membership, prompting some cryptocurrency debit card providers like Bitwala and Cryptopay to suspend services   —  The Bitcoin community is reeling after several pre-paid crypto debit card providers abruptly suspended service.
Jan 5, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Opera Software rebrands to Otello Corporation after selling its browser business to a group of Chinese investors in 2016   —  Reuters is reporting that Opera Software ASA — the Norwegian company best known for its web browser — is rebranding to Otello Corporation.
Dec 18, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Google says Tez payment app, launched in September in India, will soon have more than 12M users; an update in coming weeks will let users pay bills in app   —  At its third annual Google for India event in New Delhi today, the company noted that its Tez payments app is set to cross 12 million active users …
Dec 5, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context

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