Articles by: Grace Noto

Trigger Creates Alert for Trump Tweets About Portfolio Companies

Trigger Creates Alert for Trump Tweets About Portfolio Companies

by January 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

When President-elect Donald Trump tweets about a company or brand, the stock tends to immediately react, which tends to make company investors… twitchy. This is why Trigger Finance, the company behind stock market alert app Trigger, created Trump Triggers—a new feature within its app that notifies its users when theRead More

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

by January 9, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The CardLinx Association has partnered with Microsoft to release open-source software for card-linked rewards programs, it was announced today. The move could open up rewards programs to a wide swath of retailers, particularly using mobile devices as the vehicle. Microsoft has made the code for its software Earn publicly available forRead More

Regulation, Data Management Top Industry Concerns

Regulation, Data Management Top Industry Concerns

by January 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm 1 comment

Professionals in the financial services industry are focusing their energy on regulation and data management, according to a survey from consulting firm and technology services provider Synechron. Financial regulation remains the top concern for the new year among those in the financial industry, with 38% of the firms surveyed markingRead More

Clarity Money Has 10,000 Customers Two Days After Launch

Clarity Money Has 10,000 Customers Two Days After Launch

by January 6, 2017 at 10:25 am 1 comment

Two days, 10,000 customers, and a steady trickle of five-star reviews later, and the launch of mobile finance management app Clarity Money appears to have had a good start toward its goal of giving consumers with more power over their financials. “There’s nothing like it on the market, and that’sRead More

Smart Fridges As The Voice IoT Proving Ground

Smart Fridges As The Voice IoT Proving Ground

by January 5, 2017 at 12:26 pm 1 comment

This year’s CES conference saw new developments in voice payments, and they’re starting with the kitchen. Mastercard, Samsung, Amazon, and LG have developed new additions to their smart fridges (Mastercard and Samsung are partnered on one, Amazon and LG on the other) most notably the ability for users to order—andRead More

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

Top 4 Fintech Funding Rounds: Tiger Brokers, Rockets of Awesome, Monese, Ripio

by January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Another day, another dollar—only this is fintech, so it would be more accurate to say another day, another multi-million investment in blockchain, virtual currency, mobile banking, e-commerce, and/or all of the other technologies on the playground. So far, 2017 fintech funding hasn’t veered far from the areas of interest inRead More

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

How Long Will #Bitcoin1000 Last?

by January 4, 2017 at 9:39 am 1 comment

Bitcoin certainly celebrated the New Year right. Crossing over into 2017, the original cryptocurrency topped $1,000 US in value, just in time for its birthday (yesterday marked the anniversary of the day the genesis block of the bitcoin blockchain was created by the still-elusive Satoshi Nakamoto.) This also marks theRead More

How Do We Ensure Transparent and Trustworthy AI in Fintech?

How Do We Ensure Transparent and Trustworthy AI in Fintech?

by January 3, 2017 at 10:59 am 2 comments

AI systems may be getting smarter with the ever-expanding flow of data, but are they also getting more ethical? When it comes to fintech, artificial intelligence has a seemingly endless range of possibilities to transform present systems, so long as the AI system that is applied is constructed with the correct valuesRead More

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

by December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 comment

E-commerce giant Amazon has just announced ‘Digital Day’— exactly like the company’s famed Prime Day, which achieved its best numbers this year, except for entirely digital products like e-books, music, and mobile games. The company’s Amazon Echo smart device for the home remains out of stock for the time being.Read More

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

Top 10 Fintech Headlines of 2016

by December 30, 2016 at 10:34 am 2 comments

If nothing else, 2016 was a year of change—nowhere more than in fintech, where developments in blockchain, payments, artificial intelligence, financial regulations, chatbots, and mobile rippled across the space to do what fintech does best—disrupt. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at our top ten fintech headlinesRead More