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Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom – TechCrunch

Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom – TechCrunch Fresh off a $150 million round of funding, kids’ gaming platform Roblox is making its first acquisition. The company says it’s acquiring the small startup PacketZoom, bringing its team and technology in-house to help it improve mobile application …

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SBI Ripple Asia Wins Payments License for Blockchain Money App

SBI Ripple Asia Wins Payments License for Blockchain Money App A joint venture between SBI Holdings and Ripple has moved a step closer to launching its blockchain-based payments app for consumers. SBI Ripple Asia announced Wednesday it has completed registration with the Kantou bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Finance as a licensed …

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SBI to Roll Out Ripple DLT-Based Payments App on iOS, Android

SBI to Roll Out Ripple DLT-Based Payments App on iOS, Android Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is soon to launch a payments application for iOS and Android devices powered by Ripple’s distributed ledger technology. Takashi Okita, chief executive of SBI Ripple Asia – a joint venture between SBI Holdings and …

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West Virginia to Offer Blockchain Voting Statewide in Midterm Elections

West Virginia to Offer Blockchain Voting Statewide in Midterm Elections West Virginia is rolling out a blockchain-based mobile voting app to all of the state’s 55 counties so that military personnel stationed abroad can more easily cast their ballots in the midterm elections. CoinDesk previously reported that the state piloted the …

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Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited …

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Outvote hopes to flip elections by getting Democrats to text their friends – TechCrunch

Outvote hopes to flip elections by getting Democrats to text their friends – TechCrunch Outvote, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to make grassroots-style campaigning easier and more personal, with the launch of an app that allows people to text their friends with reminders to vote. The idea is to …

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