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Netflix Paid Subscriptions Jump 33 Pct In 2018

Netflix, which recently announced the largest price increase in more than a decade, said Thursday (Jan. 17) that it added 8.8 million memberships in the fourth quarter of 2018 — 1.5 million in the U.S. and 7.3 million internationally. Those additions came as the streaming content service servers sign-up ties with the Apple App Store […]

Square Card Delivers Instant Funds To Square SMBs

You know your stature by the enemies you make, right? That’s the old saying at least. Well, “enemy” might be too strong a term — business is not war — but Square this week found itself a target of First Data and Fiserv, two big payments players merging in a $22 billion deal that will result […]

FinTech WEX Buys Discovery Benefits

Financial technology services company WEX is going to acquire Discovery Benefits (DBI), an employee benefits administrator, the company announced on Thursday (Jan. 17). DBI has more than one million consumers in 50 states, and with its account administration tech and services, it’s a key player in the consumer-facing healthcare system. WEX’s health division has been […]

Rep. Waters Looks To Undo Mulvaney’s CFPB

The relationship between the House Financial Services Committee and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is about to change. Yesterday, we got a peek at some of those changes, architected by Maxine Waters, the new chairwoman of the Committee, at an event for the Center for American Progress, the progressive think tank. Her talk to […]

Will the government shutdown affect tax refunds and returns? Maybe not.

The IRS is trying to make sure that tax refunds still go out — but its employees will have to work without pay for now. The federal government’s partial shutdown is now the longest in history, with President Donald Trump refusing to sign a spending deal that reopens the government as long as it doesn’t […]

Wacom and Magic Leap are creating an optimistic vision of the future of productivity

You’ve most likely seen some iteration of the image above before, in overreaching tech concept videos preaching the possibilities of the collaborative workspace of the future. It’s easy to brush off these imaginings because they’re still just photoshopped images depicting what seemed like a distant reality. But after having tried Wacom and Magic Leap’s prototype […]