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Bumble und Whitney Wolfe Herd

Bumble Cofounder Becomes World’s Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire, Thanks To IPO – Shares of dating app Bumble soared in its IPO on Thursday, turning its 31-year-old CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe Herd into the world’s youngest self-made woman billionaire. Her nearly 12% stake in the company was worth $1.6 billion as of 12:40 p.m. EST on Thursday. … According to Bumble’s prospectus, Wolfe Herd owns 21.54 million shares, equivalent to 11.6% of the company. In addition to being the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, she is also the youngest female CEO ever to take a company public in the U.S. – Bumble is the second big dating app to go public, after Match.com parent Match Group’s 2015 IPO.“


Qualcomm vs Nvidia wegen ARM

Qualcomm objects to Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition – Qualcomm has told regulators around the world that it is against Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of British chip designer Arm, according to sources familiar with the matter. – The company has told the Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority and China’s State Administration for Market Regulation that it has concerns about the deal. – The FTC’s investigation has moved to a ’second phase‘ and the U.S. regulator has asked SoftBank, Nvidia and Arm to provide it with more information.“


Bitcoin: Dorsey & Jay Z investieren

Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest 500 BTC to make Bitcoininternet’s currency‚ – Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey and rapper Jay Z have created an endowment to fund bitcoin development initially in Africa and India, Dorsey said on Friday. – The duo is putting 500 bitcoin, which is currently worth $23.6 million, in the endowment called ₿trust. The fund will be set up as a blind irrevocable trust, Dorsey said, adding that the duo won’t be giving any direction to the team.“


X-Road: die digitale Infrastruktur

X-Road: Das digitale Rückgrat Estlands – Über die Infrastruktur X-Road tauschen Behörden im digitalen Vorzeigestaat Estland Daten aus. Auch in Deutschland wird die Software jetzt getestet. – In Estland läuft praktisch jeder Kontakt mit dem Staat digital, vom Wählen über die Steuererklärung bis hin zum Parkticket-Kauf. Hinter diesen Services steckt X-Road, die Infrastruktur für digitale Kommunikation zwischen Behörden, Bürgerinnen und Unternehmen. Zusammen mit Standards und Gesetzen bildet die Software Estlands digitales Rückgrat.“


Homeoffice: Location-Based-Pay?

„‚Location-Based Pay‘ – Who Are You to Complain? – Should remote workers have their pay reduced if they move somewhere cheap? It’s a popular debate as COVID ravages the world of work. Facebook, one of many giants to be shifting permanently to a more remote-friendly culture, has announced that those who move to lower-priced locales will have their salaries reduced accordingly. … My only point is that, when it comes to ‚location-based pay‘, maybe we should be careful what we wish for. Paying people according to where they live might not be fair, but who are the real winners and losers?“