Gmail gets a strikethrough button

This is not earth-shattering news by any means, but Google today announced that Gmail is getting a strikethrough button in its formatting bar. In addition, it’s also getting Undo/Redo options and the ability to download emails as .EML files. There really isn’t much more to be said about this, but if you ever wanted to use strikethrough in an email to show that you edited something out, then your time has come. Same for those of you who always wanted to see undo and redo buttons in Gmail because you keep forgetting the keyboard shortcuts for those. The new features are now rolling out to all G Suite users and… Read More

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A private equity bet in Latin America proves the strength of fintech investments there

Latin America is getting another fintech unicorn thanks to Advent International’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake of Prisma Medios de Pago, an Argentine payments company formed as a joint venture between Visa International and local banks. The deal, which values Prisma at $1.42 billion, is yet another sign of Latin America’s growing prominence for global investment and the central role that fintech plays in the development of an innovation economy in the region. Prisma Medios de Pago is the leading payments company in Argentina, and one of the largest in Latin America, with a full suite of services including point-of-sale hardware rental, e-commerce gateways, transaction processing, payments processing and… Read More

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Davos 2019 Day One: Huawei chairman said trade war is slowing sales, Microsoft CEO talked tech’s impact on humanity

The world’s elite converge on Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is “Globalization 4.0” — promoting more inclusive societies and better protections for vulnerable communities. On Monday, Britain’s Prince William interviewed conservationist David Attenborough about the impact humans have on nature, and tech CEOs talked of the industry’s effect on the world economy and privacy of citizens. World leaders, business chieftains and other dignitaries converged in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday for the first day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The annual gathering in the Alps is a weeklong mix of speeches, networking and parties among the most powerful and wealthy… Read More

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Apple is holding a global iPhone photography contest, and the prize is that your photo could be used on a billboard (AAPL)

Apple is running a contest to identify 10 of the best photos taken on an iPhone. The photos will be judged by a panel of 10 people including Barack Obama’s former personal photographer. Winners of the contest will see their photo used in Apple marketing. To enter, tag your iPhone photos with #shotoniPhone and post them to Instagram or Twitter. Think some of your smartphone photos are award quality? Apple is giving people around the world a chance to submit photos shot on an iPhone to a global photography contest. The prize? If you took one of the 10 photos chosen, your shot could be used on billboards, in Apple… Read More

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Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ director explains how getting the footage of the NYC VIP Access ticket-selling scam was ‘kind of an accident’

Netflix’s “Fyre” director Chris Smith told Business Insider the footage that shows Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland doing the NYC VIP Access ticket scam was found by accident. Smith said the footage had been part of a shoot an artist named Kindo did of McFarland after he was on bail. Following McFarland’s rearrest in connection to the ticket scam, Kindo realized he had shot McFarland doing the scam. “It was kind of an accident, they didn’t even understand the significance of what they had captured until Billy was arrested,” Smith told Business Insider. You might have assumed that after Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to fraud following the Fyre Festival debacle,… Read More

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