[CONFIDENTIEL] Bitcoin x 50 Cent, Twitter, Vine, Google, Meg Whitman in Hollywood …

by bold-lichterman

In 2014, 50 Cent allowed his fans to get his last album, Animal Ambition, via payment in bitcoins. The rapper then completely forgot about this account. Almost 4 years later, according to information reported by TMZ and taken over by The Verge, the American would be a millionaire.

At the time, 1 bitcoin represented 662 dollars. In recent days, it’s been around $ 10,000. 50 Cent has collected 700 bitcoins with its sales, which today represents between 7 and 8.5 million dollars, depending on the fluctuations. The rapper – obviously – welcomed this discovery and did not hesitate to share it on Instagram (post deleted since) and Twitter.

Twitter is reportedly working on how to make it easier to post videos on its platform, according to Bloomberg. To post a video or broadcast live via Twitter, you must open a message then select the camera or live broadcast. Several steps that lack intuition, with regard to current uses and experiences set up by the application’s competitors: Snapchat opens directly on the camera, while all that is needed is a swipe or ‘a tap to access the capture of images.

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Twitter has reportedly already developed a demo of this video-centric update, but it would not be final, and a release date has not been disclosed. Information from Bloomberg does not specify whether these will be ephemeral videos or not.

Twitter acquired and integrated Periscope for live video broadcasts in 2016. It also acquired Vine, a very popular application, which allowed for the creation of six-second video loops, before shutting it down early last year. .

Vine is said to be on the verge of being reborn from its ashes – under a new name, because Twitter still owns it. Dom Hofmann, his co-founder, is reportedly working on a new version, named V2, according to TechCrunch.

Google continues to deploy in Europe, after the announcement of Paris for its second European center on artificial intelligence.

In an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, announced the opening by Google of a support center in Lisbon.

This center will serve the EMEA zone (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

The amount of the investment was not specified. Costa however specified that 500 highly qualified jobs would be created on this occasion.

Discussions concerning this center had started at the Web Summit in November, organized by Lisbon for the second consecutive year.

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Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business and Operations, Google on stage at the Altice Arena. Credit: Cody Glenn Web Summit

It’s not a scoop, Meg Whitman is about to let go of the reins of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Her departure will be effective on February 1st and she will be replaced by Antonio Neri, the current president of HPE. What is more surprising, however, is the new destination of Meg Whitman …

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Meg Whitman. Credit: drserg / Shutterstock.com

And for good reason, the 61-year-old businesswoman will join the American start-up NewTV, launched by Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg. Specialized in animated films, he notably produced Shrek. With his company, he wants to create a subscription-based streaming platform to offer short programs (10 minutes maximum), specially designed to be viewed on mobile. “NewTV is one of the boldest and most timely ideas I have ever come across in my career.Said Meg Whitman. A “Netflix for short series” is perhaps a daring idea, but it has already been tested in France: the concept is reminiscent of Studio +, a mobile application for short series launched by Canal +.