Brett Molina USA TODAY Published 1:45 PM EDT Jun 18, 2019 Would you trust Facebook with your money? On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed it would launch a digital global currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra, aimed at users around the world who don't have bank accounts. But there's another reason Facebook is introducing Libra, said Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter: It's an opportunity to get some of its more than 2 billion users to shop through the platform. "Facebook is merely trying to facilitate commercial activity for its customers, and the endgame is to offer links to brands they care about," he said. The currency is managed by the Libra network, co-founded by several companies in both the payments and tech industries, including Facebook, eBay, Uber, Lyft, PayPal and Visa. "Moving money around the world should be as easy and cheap as sending a text message," reads a description on Libra's website, noting more than 1.7 billion people worldwide don't have a bank account. With … [Read more...] about Facebook Libra: What the cryptocurrency means for users
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Facebook Inc said on Wednesday monthly users to its Watch video service had doubled since December while announcing more partnerships with international broadcasters and publishers in its bid to take on Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, reports Trend citing to Reuters Some 720 million people monthly and 140 million people daily now spend at least one minute daily on Facebook Watch, the company said, as it outlined the expansion of its money-generating Ad Breaks service into Canada and five new languages. The company rolled out the video service globally last year, one year after it was launched in the United States, and had 75 million people spending at least a minute on the service daily in December. Facebook said it was partnering with global publishers to bring popular shows like The Voice Germany, Germany’s Next Top Model and match previews, as well as highlights of the ongoing Cricket World Cup, to the Watch platform. The company, which is also investing in its own … [Read more...] about Facebook expands Watch service as user numbers grow
UK Politics By Joey D'Urso BBC Political Research Unit 11 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48586082 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest Conservative leadership hopeful … [Read more...] about Tory hopeful reaches over 55s on Facebook
From left to right: Abdisattar the literature teacher, Natalia the reporter and Andrei the Merited Artist who 'will deliver your orders', as Deliver Club says. Delivery Club Delivery Club, one of Russia’s biggest food delivery services, made a social ad showing the personalities of its couriers – but many people were enraged. Unusual adverts filled Moscow on March 16, appearing across the subway and outdoor billboards. They were telling the stories of six people: a reporter, a literature teacher, a mountaineer, a football fan, a linguist and a Merited Artist [of the Russian Federation]. Each of them works as a courier at Delivery Club, one of two of the biggest Russian companies in the food delivery sector. “Your order will be delivered by a literature teacher,” states one of the ads, showing Abdisattar, a middle-aged man with Central Asian looks. “Abdisattar is keen on mountain tourism and a father of three.” All the other ads were made in … [Read more...] about Why are Russians angry about a delivery service ad?
Wanted's founders could have used the group’s success and size to make money.Instead, they are trying to foster a sense of solidarity that people are clearly craving, on and offline.A few weeks ago a Facebook a message appeared in the Wanted Paris group, a kind of message in a bottle: Please help my 91-year-old grandfather find his lost childhood friend.The poster, a woman named Oriana, gave the person’s name and age and explained that her grandfather knew him when they were kids in Tunisia. Not much happened after the post.“There were many reactions, likes, and “up” written in the comments, to push the post into people's news feed,” says Oriana. But nothing concrete.A week and a half later she got a private message. It was the son of her father’s long-lost friend. They spoke on the phone, and then she called her grandfather.“I called my grandfather to tell him, I found him! I have a phone number. And they got back into contact.”It … [Read more...] about France’s largest Facebook group driven by solidarity