Could Microsoft be the first technology company to earn a one trillion market value? Analyst Michael Markowski seems to think so, citing the technology giant’s recent acquisition of professional social media site LinkedIn as the boost that pushed Microsoft into the race. According to Markowski, this places Microsoft alongside digitalRead More
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Android Pay is heading to the islands, but not the ones you may be dreaming of on these dreary December days. Instead, Google’s mobile payments platform has landed in Ireland and Japan. The mobile payments platform landed on the Emerald Isle on Dec. 2 and is currently live with twoRead More
Google Ventures is getting a new CEO. According to a report by Recode today, GV CEO Bill Maris is stepping down Friday and current managing partner David Krane will officially step into the CEO role. Multiple sources confirm that Krane is a permanent replacement for Maris, and GV already lists himRead More
Google today relaunched its Google Ideas think tank as Jigsaw, a technology incubator, and the new venture has several projects aimed squarely at some of banking’s thorniest issues. Officially, Jigsaw’s “mission is to use technology to tackle the toughest geopolitical challenges.” But several of those “challenges” confound financial services. For example, ProjectRead More
In one way, Android Pay has already matched Apple Pay: its group of charter banks is eerily similar. Android Pay, Google’s contactless mobile payments offering, kicked off yesterday with 11 bank participants. (A couple were listed as “coming soon.”) Apple Pay, too, back in October 2014 launched with 11 FIs. BothRead More
It appears Google’s payments services Android Pay and Google Wallet will both remain part of the “search” company — that is, Google — in the company’s reorganization as Alphabet, announced yesterday. Android was referred to as one of the “crazy things” Google had started that now claim over 1 billion users inRead More