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Facebook Opens up Platform for Bot Developers

Facebook Opens up Platform for Bot Developers

by November 14, 2016 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Facebook announced today that it will be opening up a developer platform for chatbot builders named FbStart, in the spirit of hallmark Facebook simplicity. This can be expected to add many bouncing baby bots to the 34,000 already available for use on the Messenger platform, and aid in the improvement of existing solutions.Read More

Is Social Media Taking over E-Commerce? (Yes, And Facebook’s Already Winning)

Is Social Media Taking over E-Commerce? (Yes, And Facebook’s Already Winning)

by November 3, 2016 at 10:57 am 1 comment

If there’s one social platform out there that just might be able to steal e-commerce business away from Amazon, it’s Instagram–a visual, highly interactive and personalized platform that just added the ability for users to shop. This comes very soon after its parent company, Facebook, launched its own e-commerce marketplace, calledRead More

Filling Innovation ‘Hole,’ Horizn Onboards Everyone, Not Just You-Know-Who

Filling Innovation ‘Hole,’ Horizn Onboards Everyone, Not Just You-Know-Who

by October 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm 2 comments

Janice Diner is not your typical startup founder. She hasn’t sought venture capital funding; she doesn’t do beta and she isn’t pitching to millennials, the demographic du décennie. On going forward without backers, the CEO of Horizn says: “We never do anything for free. We get paid for what we do.”Read More

Facebook Launches Craigslist-like MarketPlace (But with Less Fraud?)

Facebook Launches Craigslist-like MarketPlace (But with Less Fraud?)

by October 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

As you might have seen, the second your eyes opened this morning (I’m assuming like the rest of the population that your phone is already in your hands when this happens, if for no other reason than shutting off your alarm), Facebook has just today launched its own peer-to-peer, ecommerceRead More

Top Fintech Raises: InstaMed, Kyriba, Lydia, BigchainDB, Remitly

Top Fintech Raises: InstaMed, Kyriba, Lydia, BigchainDB, Remitly

by October 3, 2016 at 10:35 am 1 comment

While there weren’t any mega rounds this past week, the funding for fintech is still trickling in—also Beyoncé became a tech investor, so maybe she needs a payment company; keep hope alive—and investors are still putting their money into the different areas of the industry, like specialized payment platforms, blockchain,Read More

Finance Brands Will Beat Fintechs by 2021, Roubini Says

Finance Brands Will Beat Fintechs by 2021, Roubini Says

by September 21, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

A new report released today by Roubini ThoughtLab holds quite a few insights about the future of wealth management, the future of fintech, and the future of technology, most notably the conclusion that financial institutions with strong brand awareness will be the last ones standing by 2021–not fintechs. According toRead More

SMS No Longer Secure for 2-Factor Authorization

SMS No Longer Secure for 2-Factor Authorization

by July 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

It might be time to say goodbye to those text messages containing PINs to help you log into your favorite banking site. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft of its latest guidelines on digital authentication this week, and it contains a disturbing bit ofRead More

Can Facebook Messenger’s Two New Security Features Help Banks?

Can Facebook Messenger’s Two New Security Features Help Banks?

by July 8, 2016 at 10:40 am 1 comment

Facebook Messenger is increasing its security in a bid to be your primary messaging app — and maybe your primary banking app, too. A limited number of Facebook Messenger’s more than 900 million users gained access to two new security features today: end-to-end encryption, meaning only the sender and recipient can viewRead More

Is ‘Buy with Facebook’ Finally Coming?

Is ‘Buy with Facebook’ Finally Coming?

by July 6, 2016 at 11:34 am 2 comments

Whatever happened to the “Buy with Facebook” button? Back in 2014, Stripe confirmed that it was working with Facebook on a “Buy” button for the social media giant. From Recode: Facebook first began testing a “Buy” button within the News Feed in July [2014], and payments startup Stripe has been taskedRead More

Kasisto Introduces KAI, a Smart Bot for Banking

Kasisto Introduces KAI, a Smart Bot for Banking

by June 28, 2016 at 1:34 pm 6 comments

Are bots taking over banking? Yesterday, a Danish bank introduced a bot for simple queries (and soon, transactions) and earlier this month, San Francisco-based startup Dyme, a member of the Spring 2016 Bank Innovation INV class, released a prototype of a Facebook messenger bot whose functionality mirrors that of Dyme’s SMS-basedRead More