Universities Offer Bitcoin Classes
Universities including Berkeley, Princeton and M.I.T. are adding cryptocurrency classes to their curriculum. Since the price and hype of virtual currencies have risen over the past year, students are yearning to learn more. Let’s face it, everyone is yearning. Some of the classes are diving into the issues these cryptocurrencies may bring, such as legal categories and what defines a security or a commodity. Job listings mentioning ‘blockchain’ are also on the rise and check out the launch of Crypto Jobs List. (Source: NY Times)
Snapchat Drops $1.3B in Market Value
With Snapchat’s revenue relying ‘a whole lot’ on influencers, you can imagine what would happen if those influencers started speaking against Snap. Kylie Jenner is at the top of that list. Snapchat dropped $1.3 billion in market value last week, on the heels of Jenner’s tweet, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore.
Even Maybelline, the day after Kylie’s fiasco, asked their followers via Twitter if Snapchat is the best platform to use to connect with its customers since their Snapchat views have dropped dramatically. At a conference this week, CEO Evan Spiegel said, “they’re not your friend,” referring to celebrities. (Source: Bloomberg, AdAge)
The Launch of Uber Express POOL
After a trial period in San Francisco, Uber has officially launched Uber Express POOL. DC, LA, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego and Denver are now open for business, and more cities will be added over the next few weeks. Uber Express Pool will expedite the current Uber POOL by avoiding deviations from routes and making pickups easier. Uber is asking its customers two things to make this possible: walking and waiting. Uber users will have access to Uber POOL while also having the option to select Uber Express POOL. (Source: TechCrunch)
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