28.06.2019

Ideamotive Weekly Digest #1

Article by
Patrycja Mach, Patrycja Mach - Ideamotive's Blog
2 min read

We’re going back with our Weekly Digest! Every Friday we’ll present the most interesting news in less than 5 bullet points. No redundant information, only crucial data. Read the collection of the best articles about coding, startups, and technology shortened in bullets!


  1. Airbnb launches ‘Adventures’ for tourists seeking more thrills
  • Airbnb launched a new extension of its travel experiences – Airbnb Adventures.
  • Trips last between three days and a week and go beyond usual walking tours.
  • The company is increasingly investing in areas that complement its core product. 
  • It’s also recently been reported that they are exploring streaming media.


2. Revolut launches in Australia as a beta release

  • Revolut is expanding beyond Europe for the first time. 
  • You will get only basic stuff for now. Cryptocurrency exchange, metal cards, and business accounts aren’t available yet.
  • The company has a team in Melbourne but doesn’t rule out to hire 30 people in Australia.


3. Facebook reveals digital currency details

  • Facebook announced its plans to launch a new digital currency called Libra, next year.
  • Users will be able to buy Libra through its platforms and store it in a digital wallet – Calibra.
  • It is said that Mastercard, PayPal, eBay, Spotify, Uber are eventually likely to accept the currency.
  • Libra was particularly aimed in adults without a bank account.
  • It’s a second try Facebook engages in digital currencies. Its previous project called Facebook Credits ended after less than two years. 


4. VidMob raises $25M for its video advertising tools

  • Video advertising company VidMob raised $25 million in Series B funding.
  • The company was focused on building a marketplace for marketers and video editors and has built a platform for video advertising.
  • VidMob has now raised more than $45 million in total funding.
  • Brands which are using VidMob: Bayer, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Ikea and Neutrogena
  • VidMob’s CEO Alex Collmer suggests expanding his idea in augmented reality.


5. New software designed to help media detect deepfakes – but it’s just a “drop in the bucket”

  • Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley created a program which will help to detect deepfakes during the upcoming elections. 
  • The program compares real videos to those which were allegedly fake.
  • The consequences of the fraud may mostly affect older generation who’s come to that technology late.



Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist in Ideamotive.

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