Friday, 22 Mar 2019
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Merchants Using WeChat Pay Grew 80 Pct YOY In Q4

While China’s Tencent reported lower-than-expected net profits in its fourth quarter earnings, some of its emerging businesses have seen significant growth. The company revealed that its Q4 net profit declined 32 percent to ¥14.2 billion ($2.1 billion USD), falling below analysts’ prediction of ¥18.3 billion. The decline was due to expenses for its portfolio companies and non-gaming investments. However, […]

The Move To Regulate IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has firmly taken hold, with new applications — focusing on the support of consumer, business and industrial use cases — now being developed and rolled out regularly. The adoption of IoT technology to support business use cases is particularly impressive. Thirty-four percent of businesses are using IoT in their operations, […]

How Mastercard And The IACC Worked To Curb iOffer’s Counterfeit Problem

In the U.S. and worldwide, counterfeiting is a large, lucrative business worth between $1.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion annually, according to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). Fake fashion items and accessories alone represent a $500 billion global business per year, but counterfeiting is much bigger than fake purses and shoes. Everything from makeup to clothes, […]

Wells Mulls Ex-President Harvey Schwartz As CEO

Harvey Schwartz, the former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, is reportedly in talks to become the next CEO of Wells Fargo. The New York Post reported that members of Wells Fargo’s board have been meeting with Schwartz, who was beat out by David Solomon to become Goldman’s new CEO last year. One source revealed […]

Can Mobile Really Cut Govt. Red Tape — and Prevent Fraud?

Government moves at its own pace, for better or worse or both, but that pace can provide opportunities for fraud and expensive errors — mistakes and missteps that can cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Take all the paperwork required to access federal benefits in the U.S. Not only does that encourage the spread of […]

Why The Netherlands Waited A Year To Roll Out PSD2

With PSD2 becoming firmly planted in the European Union (EU), more markets are integrating the regulation into their financial systems, and prepping for changes in the ways they approach payments, data transfers and customer authentication. Businesses and banks under its purview are preparing for one specific change under the regulation: Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). This […]

This clever scam lets advertisers make money by draining your Android phone

Remember when we learned it was theoretically possible for a webpage — or app — to steal your processor cycles to mine cryptocurrency, potentially draining your battery and cellular data in the process? BuzzFeed reports that ad networks have figured out a similar scam — one that lets lucrative, power-hungry video advertisements hide behind traditional […]

Nintendo Labo VR hands-on: virtual reality goes DIY

Nearly one year after the launch of Labo, Nintendo’s DIY cardboard accessory line for the Switch, the company is releasing its fourth kit: an introduction to VR for kids. While we tend to think of virtual reality as isolating, Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit reimagines the VR experience with “simple and shareable” minigames designed to get […]

Tesla brings back its customer referral program — with fewer free cars

Tesla killed off its customer referral program on February 1st, citing high costs — presumably because the company was giving away dozens and dozens of $250,000 cars for free — but in a typical Elon Musk about-face, the company just announced it’s bringing the referral program back with a few tweaks on top. Basically, your […]

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