Kathryn Loewen

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Vancouver-based wearables startup Recon Instruments acquired by Intel

Vancouver’s Recon Instruments, makers of the Recon Jet smartglasses, has been acquired by Intel, according to blog post announcements by both …

China to promote cross-border e-commerce as incomes rise | News Home | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will increase support for cross-border e-commerce as the world’s second-largest economy shifts from manufacturing to higher-value services, the government said.<p>The logo of the Alibaba Group is seen inside the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province November …

Chinese firms pour money into U.S. R&D in shift to innovation | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Surging investment by Chinese companies in U.S. research labs is yielding a fast-growing trove of patents, part of a push to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world’s factory floor to a driver of innovation.<p>A worker adjusts the logo at the stand of …

Big telcos back new mobile-wallet app for smartphone payments

The battle for the digital wallet is taking a new turn with the launch of a mobile payments app backed by Canada's major wireless carriers and promises to include the big banks.<p>Bell, Rogers, Telus, Koodo and Virgin are backing suretap, an open mobile wallet that was started by Rogers Communications …

What Canada can learn from Australia’s moves toward free MBAs for women

Some Australian business schools are offering no-cost or low-cost MBAs to eligible women in an effort to boost the country's female representation in business programs – and, eventually, executive level positions.<p>But could Canadian business schools learn something from this initiative?<p>"I think so," …

New iPhone will apparently use NFC for mobile payments

While many of its competitors have spent this week teasing their newest smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches, Apple has remained quiet about this …

Apple Reaches Agreement with American Express for iPhone 6 Payments System: Re/code

Looks like the ‘Apple PR machine’ is back at it, as again on this long weekend in the U.S. and Canada, <i>Re/code</i> is reporting exclusive news relating to …

Apple reportedly strikes deal with Amex, Visa and MasterCard to bring mobile payments to the iPhone

As the days get closer to Apple unveiling its next round of products, a few more details have surfaced regarding its mobile payments …

Payments News

May 24, 2018<p>Headline News from PaymentsNews.com<p>“The floodgates are definitely open for IPOs in the tech world right now, and the latest is coming out …

Paypal executive leaves for mobile payments startup Clinkle

Clinkle has hired away an executive from digital payments giant PayPal, the startup announced Tuesday.<p>The fledging mobile payments company, which has yet to officially reveal how its product works, has hired Mike Liberatore, a vice president at PayPal heading up enterprise and North American …

Startups

UK’s TransferWise - the smarter way to transfer money between countries

“It’s an enormous market! Trillions of pounds are moved daily. In the three years since our launch, customers have already moved over £250m using our …

Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2014

CROWDSOURCING SERIES<p>The Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions for 2014 are compiled from more than 60 global financial services leaders …

Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good. (No, Really!)

If you’re willing to give a startup access to your financial transactions, there might be some nice side benefits for you, and possibly your …

Stripe: Accept Payments in 139 Currencies

We knew it was coming, but Stripe, the fast-growing Web payment enabler, has announced that businesses can now accept payments in 139 currencies – which is 135 more than what was possible before.<p>Founded in 2010 and launched a year later, Stripe allows website owners and developers to begin …

PayPal-Owned StackMob Shutting Down May 11

We now know what PayPal is going to be doing with the StackMob team. In a blog post, co-founders Ty Amell and Will Palmeri announced that the platform-as-a-service company will be shutting down in order to “focus our team and resources on making PayPal the best global payments platform in the …

BBVA Buys Simple in Path to Digital Transformation

The bank innovation flag has been raised.<p>BBVA agreed on Thursday to buy disruptor Simple for $117 million in a bid to improve the Spanish bank's …

Knox Payments launches with $900K to speed up painfully slow online check-outs

Presenting today at the LAUNCH festival, Knox Payments is raising the curtains on a new service for merchants.<p>Similar to Balanced and Dwolla, Knox Payments allows merchants to accept payments directly from their customer’s bank accounts. These transactions are known as ACH payments.<p>But, while ACH …

Overfunded stealth payments startup Clinkle loses COO

We still don’t know what exactly the stealth payments company Clinkle is working on (something something revamping the way we pay for things forever), but its drama never seems to end.<p>Best known for raising the biggest seed funding round ever (a massive $25 million), Clinkle announced today that …

Paym unveiled promising payment by mobile phone number

Payments Council details new service to allow payments using mobile phone number<p>Customers at nine bank and building societies will soon be able to pay people using a mobile phone number.<p>A new service called Paym – pronounced "Pay Em" – was unveiled on Monday by the Payments Council.<p>It is the first …

Ann Cairns on the growth of credit card use in emerging economies | Mastercard

Transcript<p>The growth of credit card use in emerging economies signals continuing development of these markets. But how can we understand what …

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Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Miso Ramen With Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds chicken backs and carcasses, skin and excess fat removed2 tablespoons vegetable …

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Unfortunately we're not accepting applications at this time.<p>×<p>Sign Up For Early Access<p>VANCOUVER'S<p>NEW HOME FOR<p>LOCAL FOOD MAKERS<p>AND EATERS<p>The …

Fried Pita Bread with Fava Beans and Zucchini – Recipe

<i>Fried Pita Bread with Fava Beans and Zucchini</i>Good pita bread (usually from Basson Bakery) is a staple in our house, which sometimes means we end up …

Raw and Charred Zucchini Salad

Before summer slips away, we’ve been trying to pack in some fun. This weekend Bryan’s parents were in town and we took a road trip up to Harbor …

Artichoke Risotto With Lemon-Herb Pesto

Whenever I trim a fresh artichoke, my thoughts always drift to Pablo Neruda's poem, "Ode to the Artichoke." And every time I cannot help but smile that such a deliciously wonderful poem was dedicated to a vegetable that looks so unwelcoming.<p>"Dressed as a warrior, burnished like a pomegranate, …

Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Arugula + Poached Eggs

Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Arugula + Poached Eggs.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 6, 2013 165<p>It’s official: I’m an egg freak.<p>Also, I’d like to …