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Twitter has confirmed it has permanently banned the account of David Duke, former leader of white supremacist hate group the Ku Klux Klan. Duke had operated freely on its platform for years — amassing a following of around 53,000 and recently tweeting his support for president Trump to be re-elected. Now his @DrDavidDuke account page […]n”,”protected”:false,”author”:39990176,”featured_media”:1809256,”comment_status”:”open”,”ping_status”:”closed”,”sticky”:false,”template”:””,”format”:”standard”,”meta”:”outcome”:””,”status”:””,”crunchbase_tag”:0,”amp_status”:””,”relegenceEntities”:[],”relegenceSubjects”:[],”carmot_uuid”:”9a4727a2-037f-396d-8c36-ff1d23de0827″,”categories”:[3457],”tags”:[576734528,576740177,216370,599182],”crunchbase_tag”:[],”tc_stories_tax”:[],”tc_event”:[],”jetpack_featured_media_url”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/toxic-twitter-alt.png”,”shortlink”:”https://tcrn.ch/2XetfDU”,”rapidData”:”pt”:””,”pct”:””,”featured”:false,”subtitle”:””,”fundingRound”:false,”seoTitle”:””,”seoDescription”:””,”premiumContent”:false,”premiumCutoffPercent”:1,”tc_cb_mapping”:[“slug”:”twitter”,”cb_name”:”Twitter”,”cb_slug”:”twitter-organization”,”cb_link”:”https://crunchbase.com/organization/twitter”],”associatedEvent”:null,”event”:null,”authors”:[39990176],”hideFeaturedImage”:false,”_links”:”self”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2025428″],”collection”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts”],”about”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post”],”replies”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=2025428″],”version-history”:[“count”:11,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2025428/revisions”],”predecessor-version”:[“id”:2025588,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/2025428/revisions/2025588″],”authors”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/39990176″],”https://techcrunch.com/edit”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2025428&action=edit”],”author”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/39990176″],”wp:featuredmedia”:[“embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1809256″],”wp:attachment”:[“href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=2025428″],”wp:term”:[“taxonomy”:”category”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=2025428″,”taxonomy”:”post_tag”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=2025428″,”taxonomy”:”_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=2025428″,”taxonomy”:”tc_stories_tax”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=2025428″,”taxonomy”:”tc_event”,”embeddable”:true,”href”:”https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=2025428″],”curies”:[“name”:”wp”,”href”:”https://api.w.org/rel”,”templated”:true],”_embedded”:{“authors”:[“id”:39990176,”name”:”Natasha Lomas”,”url”:””,”description”:””,”link”:”https://techcrunch.com/author/natasha-lomas/”,”slug”:”natasha-lomas”,”avatar_urls”:”24″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/68a02f90ad0a6349a7b852ddce6f93e4?s=24&d=identicon&r=g”,”48″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/68a02f90ad0a6349a7b852ddce6f93e4?s=48&d=identicon&r=g”,”96″:”https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/68a02f90ad0a6349a7b852ddce6f93e4?s=96&d=identicon&r=g”,”links”:”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/riptari”,”linkedin”:”http://www.linkedin.com/in/nlomas”,”crunchbase”:”https://www.crunchbase.com/person/natasha-lomas”,”position”:”Writer”,”cbDescription”:”

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Natasha is a senior reporter for TechCrunch, joining September 2012, based in Europe. She joined TC after a stint reviewing smartphones for CNET UK and, prior to that, more than five years covering business technology for silicon.com (now folded into TechRepublic), where she focused on mobile and wireless, telecoms & networking, and IT skills issues. She has also freelanced for organisations including The Guardian and the BBC. 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Behold, the Opple Watch. Many have borrowed heavily from Appleu2019s wearable, but few, if any, have done so as brazenly as Oppo. Sure Fitbit received some guff for the squircle hardware design of its Versa line, but itu2019s not useful to get too hung up on those vague similarities — there are, notably, relatively few geometrical options for hardware makers looking to move outside the traditional circle watch face. n

But based on the press material, the Oppo Watch is u2014 to put it gently u2014 a dead ringer for the best-selling smartwatch. There are some key differences, of course. The first and biggest is the fact that the device runs Wear OS, Googleu2019s oft-neglected wearable operating system. Also of note is the u201cdual curved screen,u201d which allows the watch face to monopolize more space on the device, with a 73% screen-to-body ratio on the 45mm version and 65% on the 41mm. Those displays are 1.91 and 1.6 inches, respectively.n

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Thereu2019s a Wi-Fi and LTE version of the larger model, and both feature GPS+GLONASS tracking, along with heart-rate monitoring and sleep tracking. The battery is 430mAh on the big one and 300mAh on the smaller. The former should get around 36 hours of life on a charge, according to the company, charging back up to full capacity in about 75 minutes. Thereu2019s also a battery-saver mode that should keep it alive for a few weeks.n

The watches are available starting today in select markets. If youu2019re in the market for a Wear OS watch, you have a lot of choices, all of which are significantly less likely to be mistaken for an Apple Watch. n”,”protected”:false,”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

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to understand Affirm’s reported IPO pricing hopes”,”content”:{“rendered”:”

News broke last night that Affirm, a well-known fintech unicorn, could approach the public markets at a valuation of $5 to $10 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, said that Affirm could begin trading this year and that its IPO options include debuting via a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a SPAC.n

That Affirm is considering listing is not a surprise. The company is around eight years oldu00a0and has raised north of $1 billion, meaning it has locked up investor cash during its life as a private company. And liquidity has become an increasingly attractive possibility in 2020, when new offerings of all quality levels are enjoying strong reception from investors and traders who are hungry for equity in growing companies.n


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But $10 billion? That price tag is a multiple of what Affirm was worth last year when it added $300 million to its coffer at a post-money price of $2.9 billion. There were rumors that the firm was hunting a far larger round later in 2019, though it doesn’t appear — per PitchBook records — that Affirm raised more capital since its Series F.n

""This morning let’s chat about the company’s possible IPO valuation. The Journal noted the strong public performance of Afterpay as a possible cognate for Affirm — the Australian buy-now, pay-later firm saw its value dip to $8.01 per share inside the last year before soaring to around $68 today. But given the firm’s reporting cycle, it’s a hard company to use as a comp.n

Happily, we have another option to lean on that is domestically listed, meaning it has more regular and recent financial disclosures. So let’s learn how much revenue it takes to earn an eleven-figure valuation on the public markets by offering consumers credit.n

Affirm’s businessn

Affirm loans consumers funds at the point of sale that are repaid on a schedule at a certain cost of capital. Affirm customers can select different repayment periods, raising or lowering their regular payments, and total interest cost.n

Synchrony offers similar installment loans to consumers, along with other forms of capital access, including privately-branded credit cards. (Verizon, TechCrunch’s parent company, recent offered a card with the company, I should note.)u00a0 Synchrony is worth $13.5 billion as of this morning, making it a company of similar-ish value compared to the top end of the possible Affirm valuation range.



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