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Payments Investment Fails To Grow

The payments space faced a major test last year with Square’s IPO. It saw the mobile card reader and payment processing company list at a valuation of USD3.85bn, shaving more than 30% off the USD6bn it was valued at when it raised USD150m in 2014. The...

Read More16 Sep 16
Pulsate Secures USD1.5m For Mobile Marketing Software

Pulsate, an Ireland-based mobile marketing software provider, has secured USD1.5m in funding PayPal, duhnhumby Ventures, Bank of Ireland Seed Fund, Enterprise Ireland and others. Pulsate will use the finance to further its US growth and expansion. 

Read More03 Aug 16
Still All To Play For In Payments

Apple Pay brought smartphone payments into the mainstream and now the iPhone maker is expected to bring this technology to the web with support for e-commerce websites. It’s an interesting move for Apple, as while the company does take a cut of...

Read More13 Jun 16
Fintech Firms Need To Offer More Services

Say what you will about banks, but they do offer a huge range of services. However, many in fintech are betting they can beat them by peeling off such a service and offering a better version. Money transfer unicorn TransferWise is one of the more vocal...

Read More08 Jun 16
Toyota Considers Boston Dynamics Buy & Crunchy Snapchat Experiment

Toyota’s got its eyes on Alphabet’s robots and a 2013 Myspace hack could still cause problems today. These are among today’s top news stories. 1. Cadbury’s Great Snapchat Experiment There’s a lot of hype among marketers about the potential...

Read More01 Jun 16
Jawbone Freezes Wearable Trackers & BT’s YouTube Success

One of the leading fitness trackers calling it quits and the power of Snapchat stories are among the news and opinion pieces to keep you up to date today. 1. Jawbone Ices Tracker Line Jawbone was among the most pioneering firms in the wearable fitness...

Read More31 May 16
Online Lending Loses Its Lustre

Is online lending all it’s cracked up to be? The bad news for the sector keeps on piling with Square the most recent to be affected. Square’s core business is payments, but it’s diversifying into online lending. The rewards of this move are now in...

Read More06 May 16
Online Lending Layoffs & Siri’s Creators’ New Project

From trouble in the online lending space to Silicon Valley's aversion to Trump, here are the key stories and opinion to keep you up to pace in tech today. 1. Prosper Fails To Prosper In a bad sign for consumer lenders everywhere Prosper Marketplace is...

Read More05 May 16
Facebook’s Profit Jump & Tinder’s Group Matching

Facebook and PayPal bucking the trend for disappointing tech earnings calls and how OpenAI is challenging artificial intelligence developers to Pong are among today’s need-to-know stories. 1. Facebook’s Strong Q1 Result After a string of...

Read More28 Apr 16
Acorns Nabs USD30m For Micro-Investing App

Acorns, a micro-investing app that allows users to invest their ‘spare change’ or ‘acorns’ in an automated manner, has nabbed USD30m from payments giant PayPal and Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten. Early investors Greycroft Partners and...

Read More22 Apr 16
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