Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency
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1. Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know
Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees.
The company won’t fully control Libra, but instead get just a single vote in its governance like other founding members of the Libra Association, including Visa, Uber and Andreessen Horowitz, which have invested at least $10 million each into the project’s operations.
2. Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for under $25M to bolster its esports efforts
3. The future of diversity and inclusion in tech
Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,” as Code2040 CEO Karla Monterroso put it.
4. Palm’s tiny phone is available unlocked at $350
The phone’s available “at only” $350. That’s cheap compared to many full-sized, mid-tier handsets, but cheapness is a relative concept — this still seems like a high price for a second phone.
5. Carmen Sandiego returns to Google Earth with a new caper
Google Earth first made use of its rich global 3D visualization as a backdrop for a Carmen Sandiego tie-in back in March, but today there’s a new adventure to explore.
6. Google Calendar is down, it’s not just you
Maybe it’ll be back up by the time you read this newsletter.
7. How to negotiate term sheets with strategic investors
Negotiating a term sheet with a strategic investor necessitates a different set of considerations. (Extra Crunch membership required.)