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Study: crypto asset service providers have 139M total users and at least 35M identity-verified users whose growth nearly doubled in first three…

Cambridge Judge Business School : Study: crypto asset service providers have 139M total users and at least 35M identity-verified users whose growth nearly doubled in first three quarters of 2018   —  Findings by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance describe the evolution of an industry that saw big growth in 2017.

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A secured lender is selling off assets, including AR/VR patent portfolio, of Osterhout Design Group, the maker of R-9 and other smartglasses (Ian…

Ian Hamilton / UploadVR : A secured lender is selling off assets, including AR/VR patent portfolio, of Osterhout Design Group, the maker of R-9 and other smartglasses   —  Osterhout Design Group (ODG) may be dead before mass shipping its R-9 augmented reality glasses, with an asset sale planned for January focused on the AR company's patent portfolio.

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Wiki site Fandom says it will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch, which bought Curse Media parent Curse in Aug….

Cecilia D'Anastasio / Kotaku : Wiki site Fandom says it will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch, which bought Curse Media parent Curse in Aug. 2016   —  Wiki site Fandom announced yesterday that they will acquire Curse Media, which runs gaming wiki site Gamepedia, from Twitch.

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Sources: Niantic, publisher of Pokémon Go, is in the process of raising a $200M funding round that would value the company at $3.9B (Katie…

Katie Roof / Wall Street Journal : Sources: Niantic, publisher of Pokémon Go, is in the process of raising a $200M funding round that would value the company at $3.9B   —  The $200 million funding round is expected to be led by IVP, with participation from strategic investors Samsung Electronics Co. and aXiomatic Gaming LLC.

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In a court filing, Apple argues that China’s ban on the sale of some iPhones, which it is appealing, would force it to settle its licensing battle…

Bloomberg : In a court filing, Apple argues that China's ban on the sale of some iPhones, which it is appealing, would force it to settle its licensing battle with Qualcomm   —  Apple Inc. said a Chinese ban on the sale of some models of the iPhone will force it to settle a long and bitter licensing battle …

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SEC filing: IMAX will close its remaining three virtual reality centers and write off “certain VR investments”; the three sites are expected to close…

Janko Roettgers / Variety : SEC filing: IMAX will close its remaining three virtual reality centers and write off “certain VR investments”; the three sites are expected to close in Q1 2019   —  Imax is making its exit from virtual reality (VR) official: The company notified shareholders with a SEC filing Thursday …

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Tumblr reappeared on the App Store this week, after being pulled in November over child pornography concerns and 10 days after announcing a ban on…

Brian Heater / TechCrunch : Tumblr reappeared on the App Store this week, after being pulled in November over child pornography concerns and 10 days after announcing a ban on adult content   —  Tumblr is back.  Sort of.  The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple's App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns.

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Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in…

Nivedita Balu / Reuters : Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in September   —  (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter …

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Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist…

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac : Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist Pages   —  Apple Music Connect appears to slowly be going the way of iTunes Ping.  Apple has started notifying Apple Music artists that it is removing …

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Juniper Square, which operates a platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raises $25M Series B led by Ribbit Capital (Kate…

Kate Clark / TechCrunch : Juniper Square, which operates a platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raises $25M Series B led by Ribbit Capital   —  Juniper Square, a four-year-old startup at the intersection of enterprise software, real estate and financial technology, has brought in an additional $25 million …

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The best Cyber Monday 2018 deals on phones, fitness trackers, smart speakers, streaming devices, and more, from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and…

CNET : The best Cyber Monday 2018 deals on phones, fitness trackers, smart speakers, streaming devices, and more, from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and others   —  Cyber Monday is almost upon us and that means deals, deals, deals.  Some are good, some are bad — here are the best of them.

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Logitech says it has ended talks to acquire Plantronics; Logitech was rumored to have offered $2.2B to acquire the communications equipment maker…

Reuters : Logitech says it has ended talks to acquire Plantronics; Logitech was rumored to have offered $2.2B to acquire the communications equipment maker   —  (Reuters) - Logitech International SA (LOGN.S), a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, has ended discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc …

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