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Snapchat Now Lets Users Share YouTube Videos 🤳 Directly
Multimedia instant messaging app Snapchat has introduced a new feature that will allow users to share YouTube videos directly as stickers.
The feature will let users share YouTube videos directly from the app, without having to copy and paste links to make it work. The feature will be available for both Android and iOS app users.
“With this new integration, we’re making it easier than ever for these viewers to send their favorite clips and videos right where they are already talking with their friends on Snapchat,” the company said in its announcement.
To share YouTube videos you need to navigate to the YouTube video you want to share, hit the “Share” button, and then select the ‘Snapchat’ icon.
The snapchat camera interface will open, and the video will appear on your camera as its own sticker, showing the name, thumbnail, and creator of the video.
After taking your picture or video, you can edit the sticker and place it anywhere on the screen. Any user who views your snap can then click on the link and view the video within the YouTube app or in their mobile browser.
Tesla Delivers Record EVs 🚗 Globally in First Quarter of 2022
EV maker Tesla has reported a record number of deliveries of electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2022, largely meeting analyst expectations by delivering more than 300,000 vehicles.
Tesla said that it produced 305,407 vehicles and delivered 310,048 vehicles in Q1 2022. The majority of vehicles produced and delivered by the company were Model Y and Model 3 vehicles. The automaker delivered 295,324 Model 3/Y vehicles and 14,724 Model S/X vehicles.
“This was an *exceptionally* difficult quarter due to supply chain interruptions & China zero Covid policy. Outstanding work by Tesla team & key suppliers saved the day,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a tweet.
Tesla produced 4,641 fewer cars than it delivered during the quarter, citing “ongoing supply chain challenges and factory shutdowns.”
Yet the company has battled through the pandemic and supply chain disruptions to make record deliveries of electric vehicles.
Tesla recently opened its first European factory in Berlin, Germany, and is also opening its Austin, Texas factory on April 7, both of which could help offset manufacturing issues caused by the Covid-related lockdowns in Shanghai.
Bitcoin Mining ⛏ Network Difficulty Hits New All-Time High
The Bitcoin network has reached yet another all-time high (ATH) in terms of mining difficulty owing to growing competition between miners.
On March 31, bitcoin mining difficulty reached a new high of 28.59 trillion hashes (T), at a block height of 729,792 for the first time since February 17.
Bitcoin network’s mining difficulty correlates to the computational power required to mine BTC blocks, which currently demands an estimated hash rate of 201.84 exahash per second (EH/s), according to data from the crypto-exchange platform Blockchain.com.
Usually, the mining difficulty increases as the hash rate increases. The higher mining difficulty indicates growing competition among miners to confirm a block and extract a block as a reward. This means it is currently the hardest point in history to find or mine a BTC block.
With just 2 million BTC left to mine as rewards and an influx of Bitcoin miners worldwide, the bitcoin network is expected to increasingly grow stronger as it supports the thriving community.
Goldman Sachs to Acquire Fintech Startup NextCapital
Goldman Sachs has agreed to buy NextCapital, a U.S.-based fintech company that provides automated advice to corporate retirement plan participants.
NextCapital is an open-architecture digital retirement advice firm that partners with financial institutions across the U.S. to deliver personalized, customizable retirement planning and managed accounts through workplace retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
The company’s flexible and open architecture enables clients to plan sponsors, advisors, and recordkeepers, to meet individual investor demand for more digitalization, tailored strategies & insights, and much more.
Together, the companies anticipate providing services to large retirement plans while working with platform clients in an open architecture approach.
The deal will also help accelerate Goldman Sachs’ expansion in services to the growing defined contribution market through personalized managed accounts and digital advice.
“This acquisition furthers our strategic objective of building compelling client solutions in asset management and accelerating our investment in technology to serve the growing defined contribution market,” said David Solomon, Chairman, and CEO of Goldman Sachs.
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Indonesia Announces 0.1% Crypto Tax: The Indonesian government is reportedly planning to impose a value-added tax (VAT) and an income tax on capital gains from cryptocurrency transactions and investments. Starting May 1, Indonesia will be charging 0.1% tax in both cases.
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