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Artists resent switching from Twitter to retweets

Artists on Twitter have a request: stop tweeting their work with quotes. Now it’s all the more urgent that Twitter has at least temporarily changed its retweet system to encourage users to quote tweets and add their own words rather than just improving someone else’s message. Artists say quote tweets divert attention from their profiles, making it harder for them …

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Short form Video Service Quibi Shutdown

Short-form video streaming service Quibi is reportedly shutting down The Wall Street Journal and The information. Employees and investors were informed of the impending closure of phone calls that took place this afternoon. Quibi, which launched in April, is similar to Netflix or Hulu, but offers video content in shorter 5 to 10 minute snippets for over $ 4.99 per …

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Ubisoft Connect adds Watch Dogs: Legion and more crossplay, cross-save

Ubisoft is introducing its Ubisoft Club loyalty program and the Uplay desktop app in Ubisoft Connect, the developer announced. In addition to a reward program, crossplay and cross-progression are introduced in games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Guard dogs: Legion. The new hub will be available for free but will require a Ubisoft account. Ubisoft Connect “aims to provide …

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Quibi shuts down – The Verge

Quibi – the short-form streaming service aimed at mobile devices – is shut down after a little over six months of operation, making it one of the most short-lived streaming services to date The Wall Street Journal. There are a number of factors to point out in the unboxing of Quibi’s death: the introduction of a mobile-only streaming service at …

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PayPal and Venmo offer and accept cryptocurrency for all online payments

PayPal announced on Wednesday that it would support cryptocurrencies for the first time, allowing any PayPal account holder to store, buy and sell popular virtual currencies by the end of this year. The announcement makes PayPal arguably the most important company in the financial technology sector to introduce support for virtual currencies. PayPal competitor Square launched support for Bitcoin through …

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