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Linktree Launches a New Mobile App 📱 to Make it Faster For Users to Update
Linktree, a popular ‘link in bio’ service, has announced the launch of its new mobile app on iOS and Android, making it easier for users to update, optimize, and monetize on the go.
The launch of the new mobile app will allow users to create a Linktree, add and manage links, customize their design, and more from their phones.
The app also allows for quick content sharing capabilities, such as embedding a new Spotify song to your Linktree.
In addition, users can also use the app to design their Linktree with custom backgrounds, button styles, fonts, colors, and much more.
The app will also give users access to traffic and conversion metrics. Users can navigate to the Lifetime Analytics page in the app to track sales, payments, and more to better understand their audience.
The launch of the Linktree mobile app comes on the back of Linktree’s recent announcements, including company rebrand, Linktree Marketplace, and NFT Gallery, as the company tries to push the entire category forward as a tool for self-expression, connection, discovery, and community beyond ‘link in bio.’
Google to Slow Hiring For Rest of Year, Says Company CEO 🔴
Google parent Alphabet will slow the pace of hiring for the remainder of the year in the face of a potential economic recession, CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees on July 12.
“Like all companies, we’re not immune to economic headwinds,” Pichai wrote in the memo to its employees.
“We need to be more entrepreneurial working with greater urgency, sharper focus, and more hunger than we’ve shown on sunnier days,” he added.
Pichai said the company will focus on hiring “engineering, technical and other critical roles,” in 2022 and 2023 to ensure the company hires great talent to align with its long-term priorities.
While Google has remained relatively immune to the economic dips of the technology sector; however, the company paused hiring after the financial crisis more than a decade ago.
The Alphabet and Google executive also noted that the company will redeploy resources to higher priority areas and pause ongoing projects during this period to make the company more efficient.
Korean Fintech Dunamu Vows to Create 10K Web3 Jobs 🎊🎉
South Korean fintech Dunamu, which operates crypto exchange Upbit & several other blockchain and securities platforms, is planning to invest 500 billion won ($380 million) to create about 10,000 new Web3 jobs in the next five years.
Dunamu reportedly plans to open offices in major cities and develop promising startups and IT workers from suburban areas.
The fintech is planning to open offices in various cities like Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, and Daejeon to help local customers consult on their crypto investments. It will actively recruit around 1,000 new developers at the offices.
Apart from this, the company will also launch support programs for Web3 and blockchain startups that will foster 500 promising venture companies, generating more than 8,000 new jobs.
The programs will offer technological consulting & assistance to selected startups and also connect them with investment opportunities.
“Dunamu will contribute to strengthening national industrial competitiveness by actively investing in new future growth industries such as blockchain and creating jobs,” said Sirgoo Lee, CEO of Dunamu, in a statement.
Edge Computing Firm Scale Computing Secures $55 in Funding 💰
Scale Computing, a leading company in edge computing, virtualization, and hyper-converged solutions, has raised $55 million in funding led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.
Founded in 2007, the company’s software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications.
Scale Computing’s patented HyperCore technology automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime.
When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing is the ideal infrastructure platform.
The company’s device management tool gives users the ability to see a fleet of devices from a console and optionally check their health, flagging problems automatically and logging them so that IT teams can arrive at a diagnosis.
Scale Computing plans to use the fresh funds to expand its position in edge computing, including investments in people, R&D, and restructuring of debt.
The company will also continue expanding the capabilities of its edge computing, virtualization, and hyper-converged solutions to meet increased market demand.
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