When it comes to bots, no one has more variety than Slack. More than 500 bots populate the popular messaging platform. This activity has naturally led to an interest in companies creating bots. Since the launch of its $80 million Slack Fund in Dec. 2015 – backed by the likes ofRead More
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What do you call the generation that comes after millennials? For now they’re just kids, but soon they’ll be a powerful force in the world of commerce. (Today’s parents may tell you they already are.) Disney is reaching out to this group with a new messaging app called Mix thatRead More
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
The payments news from Apple seemed sparse compared to other flashier offerings at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but significant new payment platforms within the iOS were quietly announced. Ben Brown of the bank consultancy First Annapolis tweeted: WWDC payments news in a tweet: Apple Pay in/coming to 9 markets, comingRead More
Messaging apps dominate smartphone use, particularly by millennials, so shouldn’t banks want to be where their customers are? Craft Silicon, based in Nairobi, Kenya, certainly thinks so. It aims to help banks connect with customers by bringing simple banking functionality to messaging apps. At FinDEVr in New York Wednesday, CEO Kamal BudhabhattiRead More
Facebook managed to pull of a major hire today, poaching David Marcus from PayPal, the eBay-owned payments company where he served as president.