tech, startups, internet

The payoff on a 2014 GiPHY investment

“GiPHY was bought by Facebook. I was surprised since I participated in their early investing experiment, through Alphaworks, but never got any emails about this. In July of 2014, I invested the minimum, $2,500 in GiPHY.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

First AI beats pros in 6-player poker

What’s especially interesting here is how little computing power the bot uses. “Facebook AI and Carnegie Mellon researchers have built Pluribus, the first AI bot to beat top pros in six-player Texas Hold’em poker.” | learn more

fun facts

Look up any company’s Facebook ads

Did you know that you can search a company and see their entire library of ads on Facebook? Here’s a fun example for a direct-to-consumer men’s pharma company. | learn more

on the blockchain

Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut

From TechCrunch: “Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics…” | learn more

on the blockchain

Facebook seeking $1B in VC money for crypto project

“Citing sources familiar with the matter, [New York Times tech reporter Nathaniel] Popper states that Facebook is seeking a $1 billion sum to develop its cryptocurrency project. He states that seeking outside investment could keep the project more in line […]