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The ‘PayPal Mafia’ formed in the early 2000s, and includes everyone from Elon Musk to the Yelp founders. Here’s where the original members have ended up.

Since working at PayPal in the early 2000s, these 23 entrepreneurs have all gone on to impact Silicon Valley and the startup world by founding companies and backing new ventures. Known for their entrepreneurial mindset and anti-establishment attitude, this elite group is known as the “PayPal Mafia.” Some are household…

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Alibabacoin no longer wants to use the name Alibaba

The Dubai-based cryptography firm ABBC Foundation has agreed to stop using the name “Alibaba” for its cryptocurrency following a lawsuit filed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.  ABBC Foundation’s decision was made in a settlement after Alibaba’s trial of the crypto start-up for almost a year. The ABBC Foundation, formerly…

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Fintech & AI: How to increase customer value?

While much of today’s fintech debate focuses on the potential applications of technology to financial services, the underlying reasons why the industry is seeking innovation so aggressively at this time are also important. To a large extent, it reflects the realities of the current environment: the need to reduce costs,…

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Tech giants are asked not to sell facial recognition systems to the governments

The United States Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today asked Microsoft, Amazon and Google to pledge not to sell their facial recognition technology to the government. The group of 85 associations and activist groups within which are the ACLU, the Center for Refugees and Immigrants for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)…

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Google and WordPress join forces to support small media with a new publishing platform

For small, local and specialized media, having good publishing tools (and adapted to their needs) as content managers (CMS) is often a technical headache and an expense that they can not afford. Google has proposed to support them through an alliance with Automattic, WordPress developers, a platform on which 30%…

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Space Tourism: Amazon (Blue Origin) will be a major player in the commercialization of space

Tourism, the manufacture of parts or pharmaceuticals will have a place in a new sector with a potential of 2.7 trillion dollars. In the week that Dana Newman visited Madrid invited by the Bankinter Innovation Foundation, the Insight probe arrived on Mars and NASA selected nine private companies to transfer…

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