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Dan Gray

Dan has worked in online media and marketing across a variety of industries, from data science to interactive entertainment, building online communities around technology interests and innovative startups.

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Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea last year, tech companies are blocking transactions in the region, upholding the U.S. sanctions on Crimea. These blocks have been brought about to exert pressure on Russia which is in conflict with Ukraine over Crimea. Both the U.S. and Europe support Ukraine in the conflict.

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eBay, one of the largest e-commerce companies has announced a spinoff from its payments service PayPal. Ahead of this move they plan to cut about 7 percent of its staff spreading across various departments. John Donahoe president and CEO of ebay Inc said, “We plan to reduce our workforce globally

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Bitcoin exchanger Robert Faiella, and Charles Shrem former CEO of BitInstant and one of the founding members of Bitcoin foundation, pled guilty to federal charges in a Federal District Court in Manhattan earlier this week. Faiella who used the name BTCking for these online activities, was accused of supplying $1

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Y Combinator backed startup True Link has raised $3.4 million from a group of investors led by Cambia Health Solutions. Kapor Capital, Collaborative Fund and Generator Ventures are also participants. Cambia Health Solutions is a non-profit total health solutions company based in the Pacific Northwest/Intermountain region, serving consumers and communities

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There are unconfirmed reports about Google procuring mobile commerce company Softcard previously known as ISIS. Catching up with Apple Pay, Google is looking to invest in a similar mobile pay service for Android users. Softcard, similar to PayPal, Google, and Dwolla etc., has been trying hard to hold its ground

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The largest U.S. banks Citigroup Inc., Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Wells fargo and Goldman Sachs reported their earnings in the last few weeks. It was a rather disappointing last quarter as the earnings fell short of investor expectations. Shares of Bank of America and Citi are both down more

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London based Bitcoin market; Netagio has introduced debit and credit card payment options for faster Bitcoin transactions with Euro, Sterling and U S Dollars. Netagio have become the first to offer offline Bitcoin storage (the safest method available) audited to an international standard (ISAE) by leading independent accounting and auditing

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Stevan is the Co-Founder and CTO of CurrencyTransfer.com – an international payments marketplace. Although many banks and currency brokers proudly boast “Zero fees!” on their advertising materials, hidden costs still proliferate. CurrencyTransfer.com have developed a marketplace, updated in real time, where you can compare fees and rates from a range of

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Human capital management software vendor, Workday, has developed a new prediction technology that flags moments where employees might quit providing employers a heads up to resolve issues. VMware, the US based cloud and virtualization software and services provider is testing Workday’s latest offering, reveals Bloomberg. “We’ve had some great results

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere revealed yesterday the upgrade of its supercomputing capabilities ‘to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts.’ “NOAA is America’s environmental intelligence agency; we provide the information, data, and services

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