After being noticeably absent from the cryptocurrency boom, Google is creating a new blockchain-focused unit led by a long-tenured engineer from its ad business and hired a former PayPal executive to run its payments business, which includes developing partnerships with crypto-focused companies, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. In doing so, Google showed it’s trying to develop technologies in...
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It’s day 43 in the Elon Musk–Twitter saga—and things are getting even weirder. Today we witnessed the bizarre spectacle of Elon Musk tweeting a poop emoji at Parag Agrawal after the Twitter CEO tried to clarify the company’s procedures for keeping spam bots at bay. A short time later, Bloomberg reported that Musk had told a private conference in Miami a viable deal for Twitter at a lower price...
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