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Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving Facebook-owned firm

Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving Facebook-owned firm

Technology
The co-founders of photo-sharing giant Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are both leaving the firm.Mr Systrom, chief executive, said they were departing to "explore our curiosity and creativity again".Instagram was purchased by Facebook in 2012 for $ 1bn (£760m) in cash and stock and has more than one billion users.There had been reports of tension between the pair and Facebook, and the departures add to what has been a troubling year for the parent company.Kevin Systrom talks to BBC's NewsbeatMr Systrom, 34, the CEO, and Mr Krieger, 32, the chief technical officer, started the image sharing site in 2010, and continued to run the service after it was acquired by Facebook.What have the pair said?Not a great deal. Th...
Kirsty Gallacher treats fans to flesh-flashing display after leaving Sky Sports News

Kirsty Gallacher treats fans to flesh-flashing display after leaving Sky Sports News

Entertainment
The 42-year-old brunette announced last week that she had decided to “do something fresh and new” after 20 years with the company. She will be universally missed after cementing her position as one of the most recognisable faces on TV. But fans have not seen the last of Kirsty. After unleashing her take on the viral “flossing dance” and wowing fans with a saucy bum wiggle routine, she has taken to social media once again to flash the flesh.In a video posted on her Instagram account, the former pundit can be seen dressed in a flowing black dress before she turns to flash her upper thigh to the camera.She then wiggles her bum before revealing a smile, using Insta function Boomerang. INSTAGRAM/SKY S...
French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a group of women trained as solar engineers, he said the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement." Trump announced last June that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris accord, which aims to slow the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At a separate weekend event in India, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also regretted Trump's decisio...
Blankfein jokes on Twitter that he feels like Huck Finn at his own funeral after WSJ reports he's leaving Goldman

Blankfein jokes on Twitter that he feels like Huck Finn at his own funeral after WSJ reports he's leaving Goldman

Finance
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein might not be leaving the bank immediately or even this year, but he's inching closer to saying outright that he will leave, eventually.On Friday, after The Wall Street Journal reported the CEO could be leaving by the end of this year and a spokesman declined to comment about it, Blankfein offered this response, via his verified Twitter account: "It's the @WSJ's announcement...not mine. I feel like Huck Finn listening to his own eulogy."TweetOnce, he joked about dying at his desk at Goldman. But as he approaches the 12th anniversary of his appointment as CEO, Blankfein more recently has talked about what lies beyond. "I don't want to give anyone false hope," he said in an interview last year, "but I'm not planning to die at my desk."Blankfein might be taki...
Visa bans several cryptocurrency-backed cards, leaving thousands in the lurch

Visa bans several cryptocurrency-backed cards, leaving thousands in the lurch

Finance
Visa ended its relationship with a large cryptocurrency card provider on Friday, causing thousands of people's transactions to be declined and scrambling to figure out how to access their money. The card provider, WaveCrest, confirmed in an email to CNBC that it was required "to immediately close all Visa cards." "As a licensed E-Money Institution, WaveCrest is required to safeguard funds to cover all of its issued electronic money and we can confirm that these funds are safe and available for redemption through other channels," the statement read. Visa, a payment network, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Wavecrest provided its services to a number of crypto-card companies, including Bitwala, Cryptopay, Wirex and TenX. These companies convert people's cryptocurrencies ...