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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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Ireland turns its ‘startups’ into the EU against Brexit (which does not arrive)

The old tobacco factory in Mullingar smoked Ireland and part of Europe for half a century. Owned by the Imperial Tobacco Group, a former British monopoly with Victorian airs, those ships were a hotbed of machines that made cigarettes and packaged them. Today the facilities are the headquarters of a…

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Google withdraws Hong Kong protester role play from Play Store · Global Voices

The Chinese version of the report was published in The Stand News on October 10, 2019. The English version was published in Global Voices as part of a content association agreement. A mobile application role-playing game with an argument based on recent protests in Hong Kong was suspended from Google…

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Charlotte Hogg, VISA CEO: The era of invisible payments

Charlotte Hogg, the head of the Visa business in Europe, is the quintessential British establishment. His grandfather, Viscount Hailsham, was first Lord of the Admiralty, his father, Douglas, served as Minister of Agriculture in the Government of John Major, and his mother, Sarah, who has the Baroness treatment, was the…

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Swiss crypto startup receives $ 15 million in investment capital

Tangem, a Swiss crypto company that developed the so-called “smart card wallet,” has secured $ 15 million in investment capital from Japanese financial group SBI Group, according to an official press release dated January 21. The crypto-company Tangem launched the first wallets of this type in June 2018 whose goal…

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