Swedish investment fund EQT buys Spanish startup Freepik

TOPICS: EQT, freemium, Freepik, KKR, stock images

The founders of the company will continue to run the business and keep part of the shareholders, says this economic newspaper. The objective now is to make it grow in other international markets such as the USA and Asia in an organic way.

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Sweden announces a pilot for its own national crypto currency: the e-Crown

TOPICS: crypto, cryptocurrency, currency, digital currency, e-Crown, Sweden

A step beyond this society is not only to handle electronic money exclusively via debit/credit cards and similar, but also to adopt crypto-currency as the official means of payment. And this is serious, because Sweden has beaten the ECB itself to it, and has already announced the first pilot test in Europe of a sovereign digital currency, the e-Crown.

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Will Silicon Valley change after the coronavirus?

TOPICS: coronavirus, Microsoft Teams, pandemic, Silicon Valley, Slack, telework, teleworking

Silicon Valley will never be the same after the coronavirus. The best known valley, birthplace and home of the world’s leading technology companies, will experience more changes than expected after the pandemic.

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What is mindful marketing?

TOPICS: mindful marketing, mindfulness, NGO, recycling

It’s about making sure that your objectives are also theirs, that is, mindful marketing seeks to make the consumer aware of what he or she is consuming, and that he or she knows that by doing so he or she is contributing in some way to society, whether it be by caring for the environment or promoting social inclusion.

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Facebook launches feature to create free shops on Instagram and Facebook

TOPICS: advertisements, BigCommerce, Facebook, Instagram, loyalty programs, Mark Zuckerberg, Shopify, Shops, Woo

Facebook announced a few hours ago the launch of Shops, a way for businesses to set up free stores on Facebook and Instagram. The stores, which will feature third-party services including Shopify, BigCommerce and Woo, are designed to make the social network a convenient shopping destination.

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Uber will lay off another 3,000 employees and close offices due to the pandemic

TOPICS: Airbnb, Dara Khosrowshahi, employees, layoffs, lockdown, Uber, UberWorks, workers

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on Uber, AirBnB, and other technologies. After announcing a 14% cut in its workforce two weeks ago, the company will lay off another 3,000 workers. According to The Wall Street Journal, Uber sent an email to his employees advising them of the decision.

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Video game sales in the U.S. from January to March exceed an all-time record

TOPICS: consoles, video game industry, video game sales, video games

Americans spent more than ten billion dollars on video games, consoles and accessories in Q1 2020, a 9% increase over the previous year.

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