Day: November 28, 2020

Tony Hsieh, iconic Las Vegas tech entrepreneur, dies aged 46 – TechCrunch

Tony Hsieh, the former head of Zappos who catapulted the shoe company into the big leagues with a sale to Amazon and then used the proceeds of his success in a huge project kickstarting regeneration of a run-down part of Las Vegas, Nevada, with tech and wider business investments, has died at the age of 46.

The cause was injuries he sustained from a house fire, a spokesperson for Hsieh confirmed to TechCrunch. He was with his brother in Connecticut at the time of the fire. It’s not clear if anyone else was injured.

The ultimate cause of Hsieh’s death is still under investigation. We will update this as and if we learn more. The full statement from DTP Companies, which ran the Downtown Project (Hsieh’s mammoth initiative to regenerate the very run-down, older part of Las Vegas) is below.

The news has sent shock waves in the midst of

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Black Friday 2020: Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Deals

Whether you want a wrist-worn extension of your smartphone or a device made for fitness and the outdoors, these deals may be what you need to find the right gift for yourself or someone else.

With COVID-19 continuing to bear down on the world, this year’s holiday season is going to look pretty different than those of previous years. That includes holiday shopping that kicks off on Black Friday, which is likely to be more online than ever before due to fears of crowded public spaces.

If you’re considering a smartwatch or fitness tracker, either as a gift or just for yourself, you have a lot of options to choose from, but it can take some work to find the best deal. These 10 options are great choices for those looking for a new wearable device, whether it’s for fitness or as an extension to your smartphone. Note: The

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Blockchain training courses: Master the basics with this online boot camp

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Blockchain is adopted across industries to help with copyright protection, authenticating event tickets, and even adding layers of transparency in the supply chain. Forecasts suggest that global blockchain technology revenues will experience massive growth in the coming years—with market valuations for blockchain tech expected to climb to over $39 billion by 2025. This means there’s still time to get in on the ground floor of this financial revolution, and the Ultimate FinTech & Blockchain Bootcamp Bundle is here to help. 

With eight courses and 85 lessons, this popular online training offering will teach you what you need to know about blockchain technology, FinTech, robot-advisors, and much more—all through instruction that’s easy to follow even if you’ve never dabbled in cryptocurrencies.

If you’re

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