Autumn Radtke, Bitcoin Firm CEO, Found Dead In Singapore

  • The CEO of a Bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her apartment in Singapore last week.
  • R.I.P. Autumn Radtke 28 yrs CEO of First Meta, a Singapore Bitcoin trading suicide last night!
  • http://t.co/V32KtlUYEX pic.twitter.com/aMZSTkwdu3
    — The Bitcoin News (@TheBitcoinNews) February 28, 2014

    First Meta director Douglas Abrams confirmed Radtke’s death on Feb. 27.

  • The virtual currency company released the following statement about Radtke’s death:

    The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.

  • Before becoming the CEO of First Meta in January 2012, Radtke worked for several fortune 500 companies, including Clear Channel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.

The CEO of a Bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was
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Secure mail: Tutanota makes encrypted mails easy. #FOSS

  • We are a team of developers who understand privacy as a basic human right protected by our constitution.
  • To fight for our right to privacy is our mission since we have started building the encrypted mail service Tutanota, and it is a value shared throughout our community.
  • In Germany we were taught the value of privacy the hard way – think about Gestapo and Stasi.
  • Every one of us has the right to express any idea freely, or to keep it secret.
  • As a citizen of a free democracy it is my obligation to protect my private information.

Mail. Done. Right: Tutanota is the secure mail service with automatic encryption. We protect your mails from everyone – even us. Open source and forever free.
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Idaho teenager becomes millionaire by investing $1,000 gift in Bitcoin

  • Mr Finman has been celebrated on news channels, and lauded in the tech community.
  • For his story is little short of remarkable.
  • Mr Finman, whose parents Paul and Lorna met at Stanford University in the 1980s, when Paul was getting his PhD in electrical engineering and Lorna was getting hers in physics, took the cash and invested it in Bitcoin, following a tip from his brother Scott.
  • The Finman siblings, three brothers, admit to being fiendishly competitive.
  • Erik describes his family as being the “Elon Musk version of the Kardashians” – both his older brothers work in tech and engineering, and the youngest Finman was frustrated by school.

Three years ago Erik Finman made a bet with his parents.
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Ariana Grande concert attack: many young people feared missing in Manchester

Ariana Grande concert attack: Parents frantically search for their missing children

  • Kathryn, who has been  married to Martyn’s dad Paul for 25 years,  said:  “We just heard he was there with friends and got separated from them.
  • So he’s been having lots of parties with family and friends.
  • “I didn’t even know he was there last night until we heard this morning, his dad got the call at work.
  • His mum and dad are at the Etihad Stadium now.
  • “I’ve been married to his dad for 25 years and I’ve known him since he was five.

Desperate parents and friends have been searching frantically for loved ones as young as eight years old following the terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.
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GDP ‘not fit for purpose’ in digital age, says Google

  • The rise of the smartphone and apps such as Instagram and Snapchat mean traditional measures of growth are no longer fit for purpose, according to Google’s chief economist.
  • Hal Varian said the global nature of modern supply chains meant statisticians were miscounting growth in GDP and productivity.
  • “I think GDP is larger and productivity is larger than indicated [by the data],” he said.
  • Mr Varian urged politicians to look at other ways of measuring growth and welfare than the commonly used measure of GDP.

The rise of the smartphone and apps such as Instagram and Snapchat mean traditional measures of growth are no longer fit for purpose, according to Google’s chief economist.
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Insurance may be our best bet for a tech unicorn

  • Ve Interactive was considered one of London’s companies to watch, even given that mystical accolade “unicorn” – the name the tech community gives companies with a supposed valuation of $1 billion.
  • The e-commerce solutions company’s recent trials have made a few prominent voices question whether the UK has the right raw materials to create unicorn companies, or whether it’s something best left to our friends in the US.
  • But I would argue that the UK shouldn’t fret about the state of its tech sector in light of recent news.
  • Another deal this week shows us that UK tech is still held in high regard around the world.
  • On Monday, Simply Business, a London-based innovator in insurance for SMB businesses, was acquired by US giant Travelers for £400m.

Ve Interactive was considered one of London’s companies to watch, even given that mystical accolade “unicorn” – the name the tech community gives companies with a supposed valuation of $1 billion.
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Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Hold Hands, Continue To Keep Us Guessing

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd hold hands, continue to keep us guessing

  • A photo posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on Jan 26, 2017 at 12:56am PST
  • Selena Gomez And The Weeknd Hold Hands, Continue To Keep Us Guessing
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  • These two continue to keep us on our toes. One thingâ s for sure: they have excellent taste in date spots.

Can’t keep their hands to themselves.
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