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Square To Create New Bitcoin Platform for Financial Services

Payments services company Square will open a new business focused on creating an "open developer platform" to make it easier to provide non-custodial, decentralized financial services, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday in a series of tweets. From a repor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 22nd, 2021

Ecologists outline methods for reaching global biodiversity targets

Nature is, in many ways, hard to measure, yet researchers have spent decades searching for ways to best quantify its health and create benchmarks for conservation. Now, an international team led by Montana State University ecologist Andrew Hansen hop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Neuroeconomists find people behave selfishly toward a large group, remain generous to individuals

Financial scandals or just normal human behavior? Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have shown in an experimental setting that most people are willing to steal half of the earnings of a large group if their personal gain exceeds 100 euro, e.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Study reveals how a key protein enables the process of meiosis to unfold

To create eggs and sperm, cells must rewire the process of cell division......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Square To Buy "Buy Now, Pay Later" Giant Afterpay in $29 Billion Deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. From a report: The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Google is ending sign-in support for Android Gingerbread and older devices next month

They've probably become paperweights or long-shelved and forgotten about in a drawer for many users, but those still holding onto their Android Gingerbread phones and tablets need to know that Google won't let them sign-in to its apps and services fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

Mixlab raises $20M to provide purrfect pharmacy experience for pet parents

Pet pharmacy Mixlab has developed a digital platform enabling veterinarians to prescribe medications and have them delivered — sometimes on the same day — to pet parents. Pet pharmacy Mixlab has developed a digital platform enabling vet.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 37 min. ago

Kuda, the African challenger bank, raises $55M at a $500M valuation

Kuda Bank, the London-based, Nigerian-operating startup that is taking on incumbents in the country with a mobile-first, personalised and often cheaper set of banking services built on newer, API-based infrastructure, has been on a growth tear in the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 37 min. ago

Southeast Asia roundup: COVID surge disrupts car production, prompts new rail route for cargo

A surge in COVID infections in Southeast Asia is hitting Japanese carmakers' production in the region. And COVID-inflicted disruptions to logistics services have prompted Vietnam to introduce a new rail transport route to Europe......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News11 hr. 5 min. ago

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News13 hr. 5 min. ago

Square to buy ‘buy now, pay later’ giant Afterpay in $29B deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square common stock on J.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 5 min. ago

Russia"s "Nonsensical, Impossible Quest" to Create Its Own Domestic Internet

"It was pretty strange when Russia decided to announce last week that it had successfully run tests between June 15 and July 15 to show it could disconnect itself from the internet," writes an associate professor of cybersecurity policy at Tufts Flet.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 5 min. ago

The best iPhone games currently available (August 2021)

The iPhone has arguably the best games of any mobile platform. Come check out our picks of the best iPhone and iOS games, with selections from many genres......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News22 hr. 5 min. ago

It"s the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers

Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era" There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Ninja Foodi deals for August 2021

With the right appliances, home cooks can gain the confidence to try new recipes and even create their own......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Arcadia.tv fuses sports and esports to turn Tron into a reality

Arcadia.tv fuses sports and esports to create a first-of-its-kind competition......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Download VirtualBox and give Windows 11 beta a try

VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application that enables you to run virtual machines on top of your existing OS. You can download it free of charge for Windows, macOS or Linux......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Three Americans Create Enough Carbon Emissions To Kill One Person, Study Finds

The lifestyles of around three average Americans will create enough planet-heating emissions to kill one person, and the emissions from a single coal-fired power plant are likely to result in more than 900 deaths, according to the first analysis to c.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Watching light break down a model photocatalyst in near real time

Chemists create catalysts for use in industry and other applications. One of the methods to create these catalysts is by using light to break down organometallic compounds—substances that include both metals and carbon. These types of compounds are.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Roblox keeps gaining ground, from Minecraft competitor to metaverse builder

With full cross-platform support and a growing library of worlds to choose from, Roblox is one of the most popular free gaming platforms right now. Download it here for Android, Windows and macOS......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Ray-Ban smart glasses are set to release this year, made in partnership with Facebook

Facebook unveiled it was partnering up with Ray-Ban and EssilorLuxottica last September to create a pair of smart glasses. We've since come to learn that this device won't offer AR capabilities, suggesting it might be similar to the Echo Frames......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021