Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

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Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories and photos…

Days after pledging to expand internet, Ethiopia’s govt shuts it off

Days after pledging to expand internet, Ethiopia’s govt shuts it off

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Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government began playing on-again, off-again with the internet—shutting it down (almost completely) to coincide with the country’s national exams. Data provided to TechCrunch from Oracle’s Internet Intelligence confirmed intermittent net…

Binance begins to restrict US users ahead of regulatory-compliant exchange launch

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The world’s largest crypto exchange is going legit. Binance, which processes over $1 billion on a daily basis and for so long has embodied crypto’s wild west culture, announced that it will launch a U.S-based service — but, in the meantime, it…

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