Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Category: Business

Google’s Head Of Global Public Policy Backs Common Tech Rules

Karan Bhatia, vice president of global public policy and government relations at Google, said there should be common rules when it comes to regulating technology on a global basis. According to a report in CNBC, during a CNBC-hosted panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Bhatia said that while one approach to regulating technology […]

OkCupid User Accounts Are Hacked

Some of OkCupid’s users have reported that their accounts have been hacked, although the dating site is denying it has experienced a security breach. A user who contacted reporters revealed that a hacker broke into his account and changed his password, as well as his email address on file, so that he couldn’t reset his […]

Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Briefly Breaches $3,700; NH Eyes Crypto Tax Payments

Despite the fact that it’s rejected a number of bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals, a commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) believes one will eventually win approval. “Eventually, do I think someone will satisfy the standards that we’ve laid out there? I hope so, yes, and I think so,” said Robert J. Jackson Jr., according […]

XinFin Signs On To R3 Corda For Enterprise Blockchain Apps

Enterprise blockchain platform XinFin is joining the R3 consortium, with the R3 Corda marketplace hosting several XinFin apps for business users, the companies said in a press release Friday (Feb. 8). The blockchain-powered XinFin applications include invoice financing, trade finance, real-time remittance, digital asset management and apps with other functionality. Financial institutions that use the […]

Cash Flow A Tough Lesson To Learn For SMBs

Small businesses are often called the lifeblood of the economy. As it were, cash flow is the lifeblood of the small business – and many firms are struggling. The latest research from Wells Fargo, Euler Hemes and Intuit finds late payments and market volatility are among the largest reasons why SMBs and larger enterprise struggle […]

Beyond Flying Cars: Predictions That Weren’t Necessarily On The Money

Welcome, valued PYMNTS readers, to the weekend. No doubt you worked hard, and chances are you put in more than 40 hours — probably significantly more. So it may amuse you that according to certain future-minded members of the U.S. Senate in the 1960s, your workweek was supposed to be down to a mere 14 hours […]

Earnings March On As GrubHub Stumbles, Snap Has Pep

The data deluge continues, and the earnings roundup this week has some positives — such as in Fiserv’s gains ahead of a tie-up with First Data — and negatives, as GrubHub failed to impress investors. But beyond the stock market swings, metrics matter. See below for a few key takeaways from December quarter reports. Google […]

Record Retail Spending Expected This Valentine’s Day

A recent survey showed that retailers are going to get some love on Valentine’s Day, according to reports. The annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics reports that Americans are going to spend a record amount of money on Valentine’s Day, even though there’s been a general decrease in […]

After Founder’s Death, QuadrigaCX Creditors Disagree About Who Should Be Paid

After the death of Gerald Cotten, founder and CEO of failed cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, customers who have balances are arguing about who should be paid first, according to a report by Coindesk. The contention is between customers who have fiat currency balances (which are tied to actual currency) and those who have crypto balances. “There […]

Amazon Launches Live Streaming Video Shopping Service

Amazon has launched a brand new video streaming service called Amazon Live, according to reports. The service features live shows from Amazon’s talent pool and also from brands through an app called the Amazon Live Creator. Shows on the service operate much like QVC does, with hosts talking about and demonstrating Amazon products. Under the […]

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