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WhatsApp May Introduce Multi-phone And Tablet 📱 Chatting Feature Soon
Popular messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to chat on multiple phones or a phone or tablet from the same account.
WABetaInfo found a screen in the beta version of the app giving instructions about the feature. The screen provides instructions for registering the device you are using as a “companion” by scanning a code with your main phone; however, currently, there is no actual code to scan.
By using the section called “Register Device as Companion,” you can choose to link your WhatsApp account to use it on another device.
The feature has been found in the Android version of the app, indicating that the feature will support chatting on a secondary phone or tablet.
Currently, it is unclear if the feature will also be available on iOS devices, and a release date of when WhatsApp is going to enable this feature for everyone is also unknown.
Netflix Lays Off Staff From Its Fan Site Tudum 🚨
Streaming giant Netflix has started laying off workers at its editorial website Tudum, a fan site that the company launched late last year under its marketing division.
The company has reportedly laid off editorial staffers and contractors from its Tudum fansite for reasons unknown. ,
Netflix did not give any prior warning of the layoffs, and the other workers found out their colleagues were laid off via Twitter. Many of the workers who were laid off were experienced journalists that Netflix lured from other outlets.
The fan site was launched by Netflix in December last year and was named after Netflix’s signature sound cue.
The site was created after the streaming giant launched its first global Tudum fan event in September 2021 to offer more content related to its series and movies.
Netflix said it had no plans to close Tudum and called it “an important priority for the company. The layoffs follow the news a week after Netflix reported it lost subscribers for the first time in over 10 years.
Panama 🇵🇦 Legislature Passes Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies
Panama has unanimously approved a bill to regulate cryptocurrency markets in the country in a move that takes the burgeoning industry out of a current gray zone.
Lawmakers in Panama approved the bill called “Project Law №697” in a third debate that will regulate crypto in the country.
“Project Law №697, which regulates the commercialization and use of cryptoactives, the issuance of digital value, the tokenization of precious metals and other goods, payment systems and dictates other provisions, was approved in the third debate,” said Panama’s National Assembly in a tweet.
This bill seeks to convert Panama into a technology innovation hub in Latin America, said Panamanian pro-crypto congressperson, Gabriel Silva, after the approval of the bill.
He added saying that it is a step forward that seeks to mobilize the country’s economy, create jobs, and adopt blockchain technology to increase transparency and efficiency in government procedures.
The bill will now head to Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo’s desk, where he’ll have the option to either veto the proposal or sign it into law.
Content Personalization Provider Movable Ink Raises $55 Million in Series D 💰
Movable Ink, a U.S.-based leading content personalization provider, has raised $55 million in its Series D funding round.
The funding was led by Silver Lake Waterman with participation from existing investors, including Contour Venture Partners, and Intel Capital, among others.
Founded in 2010 by Michael Nutt and Vivek Sharma, Movable Ink activates any data into personalized content in any customer engagement and is a powerful extension to the technologies that marketers use today.
The SaaS-based platform helps innovative brands to accelerate their marketing performance.
Movable Ink is one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the United States and has been recognized by Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” (2021, 2020, & 2019), Crain’s Fast 50, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, and others.
The company plans to use the fresh capital to increase its headcount and accelerate its product roadmap to drive continued innovation and automation across its programs and help them thrive in this new world.
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Goldman Sachs Offering Bitcoin-Backed Loan: Goldman Sachs has started to offer a bitcoin-backed loan, a major step towards institutional cryptocurrency adoption on Wall Street. The investment banking giant has started lending cash collateralized by Bitcoin owned by the borrower for the first time in its history.
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