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Millennials Are Ready for the Bank of Amazon

Millennials Are Ready for the Bank of Amazon

by January 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm 1 comment

Amazon wins, once again, at a game it didn’t even know it was playing. According to a Jan. 11 survey from Accenture, millennial participants would consider parking their money with nontraditional institutions, and they picked winners. Attractive alt-banking contestants included Apple and Facebook, but it was Google, and of course, Amazon,Read More

Recent Grads Prefer Jobs at Goldman Sachs to Google

Recent Grads Prefer Jobs at Goldman Sachs to Google

by January 12, 2017 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

Goldman Sachs nudged Google aside and claimed the No. 1 spot for the most favorite workplace among a survey of 600 students globally, a new survey from Emolument.com reveals. McKinsey claimed the No. 3 spot. Goldman Sachs and other investment banks have been fretting that top undergrads prefer tech startupsRead More

Is Social Media Key to Hitting the Trillions for (Fin)Tech Companies?

Is Social Media Key to Hitting the Trillions for (Fin)Tech Companies?

by December 27, 2016 at 9:34 am 1 comment

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

Mobile Wallet Use to Grow Thanks to Popularity of Mobile Shopping, Says Study

Mobile Wallet Use to Grow Thanks to Popularity of Mobile Shopping, Says Study

by December 23, 2016 at 9:59 am 2 comments

Mobile wallets are set to become more popular bit by bit across the globe over the next four years, according to a study by Technavio, which cites the much more rapid growth of “m-commerce,” or mobile shopping, as one of the primary factors that will bring consumers to mobile wallets.Read More

Android Pay Heads to the Islands — Japan and Ireland

Android Pay Heads to the Islands — Japan and Ireland

by December 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm 2 comments

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 Gets Festive with #ShopTapReward in UK

Google Gets Festive with #ShopTapReward in UK

by December 5, 2016 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? Google certainly is, at least in the U.K. The company unveiled a new holiday-themed campaign this morning: starting today until the end of the year, each time customers use Android Pay for their purchases, they will receive a virtual cracker in theRead More

Google Ventures Gets New CEO and Focus on Consumer Tech

Google Ventures Gets New CEO and Focus on Consumer Tech

by August 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

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

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

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

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

As MCX Shuts Down, Chase Pay Adds Merchants

by June 10, 2016 at 11:06 am 1 comment

Is this (finally) the end of MCX? When the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) deal with JPMorgan Chase made news last fall, it was clearly important. The country’s largest bank was teaming up with merchants, and taking on the card networks. Now it seems Chase Pay will be the only placeRead More