'It's Just Lazy': Current's CEO Lashes Out at Facebook's Calibra for Its Similar Logo
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June 20, 20193 min read, 529 words

'It's Just Lazy': Current's CEO Lashes Out at Facebook's Calibra for Its Similar Logo'It's Just Lazy': Current's CEO Lashes Out at Facebook's Calibra for Its Similar Logo

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Published: June 20, 2019  |  3 min read, 529 words
Facebook announced ambitious plans this week for a new digital currency called Libra along with a subsidiary, Calibra, that will offer digital wallets for storing Libras. Now Facebook is facing criticism for a related detail: Calibra’s new logo looks a lot like an existing one fr...
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Balanced
June 21, 2019
Credible source, sourcing and albeit a bit biased, on the whole balanced. Generally speaking, in the context of David versus Goliath.
June 21, 2019
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Great Context
June 28, 2019
The author provided great context to this headline: who Current and Calibra are, their past history with Character, and why the CEO of Current is made. Short enough to get across the main points of the article and doesn't take a negative or derogatory tone towards Facebook as many others have.
June 28, 2019
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Credible
June 25, 2019
Factual but also a bit of an opportunity for the smaller company to glom on to the press of a much larger company. While similar, using a wave/tilde symbol as a logo isn't exactly defensible for as a unique trademark. Its the equivalent of building a chair and then saying everyone else who builds a chair is stealing your idea.
June 25, 2019
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Well Sourced
June 20, 2019
This is a great article highlighting the possible trademark infringement of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency logo with that of financial software company Current. I sympathize with Current CEO Stuart Sopp who is rightfully frustrated with the obvious similarities. It'll be interesting to see if Facebook has to change the Libra logo, starting the cryptocurrency set to launch in 2020 off to an already rocky start.
June 20, 2019
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