Friday, 22 Mar 2019
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First Data, InstaReM Pair On Corporate Card Issuance

Singapore-based FinTech startup InstaReM, which enables banks and consumers to send money across borders, announced a partnership with First Data to assist businesses that issue corporate credit cards. The partnership will combine InstaReM’s digital payments and remittance solution with First Data’s debit processing solution for businesses like corporates and FinTech firms that need to issue cards […]

Bitcoin Futures Rollout In Jeopardy

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s plans to launch bitcoin futures in November of last year have been delayed because of regulators. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the matter, plans for ICE, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, to roll out the bitcoin futures contract are being delayed by the Commodity […]

Pinterest IPO Could Happen In Mid-April, Sooner Than Planned

Pinterest, the image search company, is now gearing up to launch its initial public offering in the middle part of April, earlier than it previously planned. Aiming to take advantage of high demand for IPOs, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Pinterest could make its IPO filing with the Securities and […]

Apple Buys Payments API Developer Stamplay

Apple has reportedly acquired API integration developer Stamplay for 5 million euros ($5.678 million). The Rome-based startup won a contest to make the best use of new Visa APIs, according to Venture Beat. While it’s unknown exactly why Apple is interested in Stamplay, the fact that the company has experience in the financial payments industry could […]

Ex-Walmart CTO Joins Pinterest

Walmart CTO Jeremy King is moving to Pinterest. According to CNBC, King will be the new head of engineering at social media company Pinterest, where he’ll be in charge of the site’s “visual discovery engine” that recommends posts and images to users. King comes to Pinterest ahead of its upcoming initial public offering (IPO). Last […]

Expect a rise in patients suing NHS over long waits, watchdog warns

National Audit Office says delays could prompt increase in negligence claims The NHS should expect a surge of medical negligence claims because of longer waiting lists in areas including cancer care and planned operations, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said. The National Audit Office said two in five compensation claims were due to delays in treatment […]

Labor backs official apology for thalidomide survivors

An inquiry also recommended affected families receive compensation and payments towards ongoing care Labor has called on the government to endorse a national apology to Australians born without limbs and life-long disabilities as a result of the thalidomide scandal, one of the world’s worst pharmaceutical failures. A parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of thalidomide survivors […]

Vitamania: should we all be popping vitamin pills? – Science Weekly podcast

With almost half of British adults taking a daily vitamin, Graihagh Jackson and guests examine our love of supplements – including recent announcments about fortifying flour with folic acid Almost half of adults in Britain take vitamins every day and we spend more on supplements than painkillers. This spring, the government will discuss whether to […]

Dirty lies: how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions

The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth Gardiner John German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhausts, during the lab tests […]

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