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BitConnect is shutting down its lending and exchange platform

Following months of red flags, Bitcoin investment platform BitConnect – which has long been suspected of running a Ponzi scheme – has officially announced its platform is shutting down. In a blog post – titled “Changes coming for the Bitconnect [sic] system – Halt of lending and exchange platform” – released on its official website, the …

More than El Dorado: 3 less obvious benefits of launching in Latin America

Latin America has been receiving a lot more attention in recent years as a new and exciting location to start one’s business. Since venture capital firms such as Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners started investing in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and global startup organizations like 500 startups and StartupBootcamp began to lay roots over the continent, …

Reading robots aren’t here to threaten your jobs

AI developed by Microsoft and Alibaba, independently, last week became the first to beat humans at reading comprehension. The reported implications of this technological advancement seem to indicate machines with the ability to read better than humans have arrived or will very soon. This probably isn’t the case, however. What this definitely means is chatbots …

Google’s Arts & Culture app only offers art-matching selfie feature to a select few

If you’re interested in the recent update to Google’s Arts and Culture app, which uses machine learning to match your selfie to a lookalike in an extensive library of classic art, you’d better hope you’re in the right place. Though the update is several weeks old by this point, it finally seeped into public view …

TRON’s sloppy PR shows everything that’s wrong with cryptocurrency startups

Fledgling cryptocurrency startup TRON got its first big break three weeks ago, when anti-virus pioneer John McAfee shilled its TRX coin to his 500,000-plus followers. Days after that, the McAfee effect was on full display and TRON’s value had skyrocketed from a measly 4¢ to almost 29¢. But it seems this astonishing bull run is gradually coming to …

The end is nigh for Storify users – here’s how to save your content

The holiday season and well-intended New Year’s resolutions are already just a distant memory. But digital storytellers are still digesting the news that Storify will be shutting down its services in a few months time. Creatives and journalists who carefully curated their content to showcase their portfolio must now face up the fact their work is …

These were the biggest takeaways from TNW New York

…. 1,000 attendees…. 8 keynotes… 45 round-table sessions… 61 million Twitter impressions… 22 very helpful volunteers… 1,500 mentions of @TNWNYC…. 1 Startup NYC Founders Cafe by Google Cloud… 1,000 coffee cups for the Startup NYC Founders Cafe… 5,000 unique users watching our Instagram story… 1 trending hashtag, #TNWNY These 10 numbers briefly summarize TNW New …