• Daily Crunch: Coronavirus causes likely PC shipment decline

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    The coronavirus outbreak continues to impact the tech industry, Facebook's Libra Association signs up a new partner and short-form video service Quibi is available for pre-order. Here's your Daily Crunch for February 21, 2020.
    1. PC shipments expected to drop this year because of coronavirus outbreak
    The coronavirus outbreak could result in at least a 3.3% drop - and as high as a 9% dip - in the volume of PCs that will ship globally this year, according to research firm Canalys.
    “In the best-case scenario, production levels are expected to revert to full capacity by April 2020, hence the...
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  • Shopify to join Facebook-led Libra currency group

    Shopify to join Facebook-led Libra currency group

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc said on Friday it would join Libra Association, a group that manages Facebook Inc led efforts to launch a global digital currency, Libra.
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  • Shopify joins Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra Association

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    After eBay, Visa, Stripe, and other high-profile departures, the Libra Association scored a win today with the addition of Shopify. The ecommerce platform will become a Libra Association member, contributing financially and operating a node that processes transactions for the Facebook-originated stable coin.
    Shopify stressed that helping merchants reduce fees and bringing commerce opportunities to developing nations as reasons it's joining the Libra Association. Here are the most critical parts of its announcement:
    “Our mission is to make commerce better for everyone and to do that, we...
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