Day: April 25, 2021

Survey finds direct correlation between the percentage of someone’s net worth invested in crypto and negative impacts to their personal relationships (Joanna Ossinger/Bloomberg)

Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg:Survey finds direct correlation between the percentage of someone’s net worth invested in crypto and negative impacts to their personal relationships  —  – A greater portion of assets in crypto makes issues more likely  — Big gains or losses of money can have an effect: analyst Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210425/p12#a210425p12

India’s government says it ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to take down dozens of posts critical of its handling of the pandemic; companies complied (New York Times)

New York Times:India’s government says it ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to take down dozens of posts critical of its handling of the pandemic; companies complied  —  Aimed at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the move sets up a clash over free speech amid a widening political and public health crisis. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210425/p10#a210425p10

Affirm to acquire Returnly, a software startup that allows retailers to offer store credit before an item is returned, for $300M in a cash and equity deal (Anna Hensel/Modern Retail)

Anna Hensel / Modern Retail:Affirm to acquire Returnly, a software startup that allows retailers to offer store credit before an item is returned, for $300M in a cash and equity deal  —  Buy now, pay later startup Affirm is looking to acquisitions to gain an edge over its competitors. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210425/p8#a210425p8

Silicon Labs to sell its auto and infrastructure business to Skyworks for $2.75B in a deal that includes Silicon Labs’ power and isolation chips for EVs (Reuters)

Reuters:Silicon Labs to sell its auto and infrastructure business to Skyworks for $2.75B in a deal that includes Silicon Labs’ power and isolation chips for EVs  —  Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB.O) said on Thursday it would sell its infrastructure and automotive business to Skyworks Solutions Inc … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210425/p6#a210425p6

A deep look at the slander industry, and the symbiotic relationship between the sites that host slander and the “reputation management” companies who remove it (New York Times)

New York Times:A deep look at the slander industry, and the symbiotic relationship between the sites that host slander and the “reputation management” companies who remove it  —  I wanted to slander someone.  —  My colleague Kashmir Hill and I were trying to learn who is responsible for … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210424/p15#a210424p15