April 19, 2017  
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When Venmo started it was just an idea between friends for sending cash back and forth. The founders had little idea about the regulatory pitfalls they were wading into. Through an acquisition by Braintree and ultimately PayPal, Venmo has been forced to grow up, and that meant years of making the beloved millennial app legally compliant.
With new tools under its belt, it's getting ready for its next phase and hopefully users are too.

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer On The Company’s AI Progress–And What’s Next

First Facebook built a world-class machine-vision team. Now it’s turning algorithms into products, with much more to come.

Jessica Alba On The Honest Company’s Evolution

After a major reorganization, layoffs, and the hiring of a new CEO, the star-turned-entrepreneur reflects on what she’s learned—and what’s next.

How Peer-To-Peer Payment Pioneer Venmo Grew Up And Got Serious

Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money.

With Its F8 Announcements, Facebook Messenger Is Getting Down To Business

The messaging app wants to help more companies–especially smaller ones–establish a presence on its platform.

Facebook Spaces VR Is Now Open To The Public

Known as Facebook Spaces and available to Oculus Rift users, the beta shows the promise of what VR could be when linked to a user’s social graph.

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Review: Dream Screens And Harsh Software Realities

These new phones pack immersive displays into surprisingly trim packages with great cameras. But Bixby’s AI ambitions don’t yet amount to much.

Exclusive: Viacom’s New Study Is A Marketer’s Blueprint For Millennials

The short doc The Culture of Proximity digs into the notion that millennials see themselves as creators as much as consumers.

Is Your Money In A Bank That’s Doing Something Good With It?

There are more places for your checking and savings than just the big banks: Consider a credit union or a community development financial institutions.

Kobe Bryant On Why He Took The Role Of Creative Director For This New BodyArmor Ad

The former NBA star says the fact athletes are real shareholders in the brand rang true for him.

Tumblr Users Just Got Private Video Chat—This Could Get NSFW Fast

Tumblr’s new Cabana app wants to re-create the experience of sharing and watching videos with friends. But what will people be watching?

Fred Armisen’s Old Manager Urged Him Not To Do Characters. He Was Wrong.

As the second season of “Documentary Now!” heads to Netflix, co-creator and star Fred Armisen talks about his early days creating characters.

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