Day: 2 novembre 2017

Facebook revenues up 47% while net profit grows by 79%

Facebook has announced another strong set of quarterly financials, with the company’s revenues growing by 47% year-on-year to $10.33bn in the third quarter of 2017.
The social network reported a net profit of $4.71bn for the quarter, up 79% year-on-year. The latest user numbers: Facebook daily active users were up 16% to 1.37bn, while monthly active users were up 16% to 2.07bn. Facebook’s average quarterly revenue per daily active user is now $7.54 – the highest in its history.
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Smart headphones startup Doppler Labs is shutting down

US firm Doppler Labs has raised more than $51m since 2013 to make its range of smart headphones, telling media in 2015 that “we want to put a computer, speaker, and mic in everyone’s ear: We have very lofty visions of the future, everything from real-time translation to personal assistants.”
Yet those lofty visions are coming to naught: Doppler Labs is shutting down, after failing to secure new investment or get bought by one of the big technology companies.
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Former 7digital boss launches Yoto smart-speaker for kids

Smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are a sensitive subject when it comes to children. While both those companies are encouraging developers to create child-friendly ‘skills’, there are concerns around privacy issues and data storage.
Former 7digital CEO Ben Drury is hoping to avoid that with his new venture Yoto: a smart speaker for children that doesn’t have a microphone or use / record voice commands.
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Q&A: Blockpool’s Kevin Bacon talks Björk, blockchain and cryptocurrency

Earlier today, Björk announced more details about her upcoming album ‘Utopia’, including plans to reward fans who pre-order the album with free AudioCoins cryptocurrency, through a partnership with British blockchain startup Blockpool.
The company’s CEO Kevin Bacon has been talking about the project in an interview published this morning. We used selected quotes from it in our story this morning, but the full Q&A is below.
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Björk hits the blockchain with cryptocurrency fan rewards

Fans will be able to buy Björk’s new album ‘Utopia’ using cryptocurrencies, and pre-ordering it directly from the star or her label will earn them crypto rewards too.
The musician has teamed up with British blockchain startup Blockpool, which is working with label One Little Indian on the online store to process ‘Utopia’ pre-orders using credit/debit cards and PayPal, but also the Bitcoin, Audiocoin, Litecoin and Dashcoin cryptocurrencies.
However they choose to pay, each fan will receive 100 Audiocoins – worth just under $0.20 at the time of writing – as a reward for pre-ordering the album, deposited into an e-wallet created for them by Blockpool.
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