Former Google CEO Praises Blockchain

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt praised Blockchain technology and virtual currencies with specific reference to Bitcoin and Ethereum. Underestimated or overestimated? At an event organized by Global Village in San Francisco, Schmidt was interviewed by Tyler Cowen, a professor of economics at George Mason University. Several points were discussed but the most notable subject was cryptocurrencies. Mr. Schmidt commented that “the […]

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A pillar of Google gives up his post for Ripple

Ripple Labs, the institution behind the Ripple Tokens (XRP) has just offered itself the services of Sarhangi Amir, CEO of Jibe Mobile, acquired by Google in 2015. His new position in the Ripple ecosystem will be based on the development of the global payment network RippleNet, as vice president of product management, according to Reuters. Ripple Labs and its […]

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Giants who pay nothing to the taxman

Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple and other internet giants are masters in the art of tax avoidance Every year, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (sometimes called GAFA) make hundreds of millions of dollars in profits in Canada. But most of them do not pay tax or sales tax. From 1 st January 2019, Quebecers will pay QST on […]

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Cardano announces Google Chrome extension

Charles Hoskinson, founder and CEO of Cardano (ADA), announced the creation of a new digital wallet as an extension of Google Chrome, called Icarus. The project is developed in partnership with Cardano’s Japanese sub-division company, Emurgo. Its goal is to provide a smoother and safer user experience for cardano token holders (ADA). An extension of the Google Chrome digital […]

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Google employees protest against plans in China

Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter against the development of a version of its search engine tailored to China’s censorship requirements, according to the New York Times.  Some 1400 signatories are asking for more transparency to understand the “ethical” implications of this project, according to this letter that circulates in the internal […]

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Blockchain: partnership between Google Cloud Platform and Digital Asset

Google has officially announced its partnership with New York startup Digital Asset. This collaboration adds to that of BlockApps, another startup that develops decentralized applications. Create, test, and deploy blockchain applications Blockchains development has become much more accessible for Google Cloud usersthrough collaboration with DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) startup led by Blythe Masters, the former leader of JP Morgan. Google Cloud […]

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Google killed by EU fine but saved by the ad

Alphabet, parent company of Google, announced Monday strong quarterly results, exceeding market expectations despite a record fine of 4.34 billion euros imposed by the European Commission for dominant position of its operating system for Android smartphone. The internet giant has appealed this sanction. Meanwhile, its net income was affected in the second quarter, falling 9.3% […]

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