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As on-demand drivers become scarce, Uber holds all the cards

From where I am right now, in a southward neighborhood of San Francisco, I can order practically anything from my phone to be delivered to my house at nearly any time of day.<p>Groceries? Absolutely. Ramen? Sure. Laundry Service? Why not. Postal Service? Yes. Flowers? Within the hour. Booze? Glad you …

San Francisco

French restaurateurs urge ban on 'Uber-style' meal-sharing websites

Restaurant owners call for ban on site which lets diners book home-cooked meals with amateur chefs<p>French restaurant owners are urging the government to ban “meal-sharing” websites where gourmets can book dinners cooked at home by amateur chefs, in the latest clash between the country's tradespeople …

'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

Apple Pay

Santander just launched a £20 million fintech fund to stop startups from eating it

Monitise, who announced the new company in a statement today, says the as-yet-unnamed joint venture will be "investing in, building and scaling fintech businesses with the potential to redefine and support financial services globally."<p>As well as investment, chosen startups will get "access to …

Financial Services

The Bank Of Facebook

Technology is changing one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet: money. Bitcoin’s rise showed us how much demand there is for a globally accepted digital currency.<p>However, all the things holding bitcoin back  —  merchant acceptance, instant transactions (bitcoin …

FinTech

Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution

For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance.<p>About a half-billion dollars worth of it vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo. A prosecutor in Manhattan arrested the 24-year-old vice chairman of its most prominent trading body on drug-related charges of …

Bitcoin

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect tells London mothers to stop driving

Leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in north London have said children who are driven to school by their mothers will be turned away at the school gates.<p>Rabbis from the marginal Hasidic sect Belz have told women in Stamford Hill who drive that they go against “the traditional rules of modesty …

Religion

Airbnb, Snapgoods and 12 More Pioneers Of The 'Share Economy'

In what is called collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the peer economy, owners rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house or bicycle to a stranger using these peer-to-peer services. The company typically has an eBay-style rating or review system so people on both …

Smarter regulation for the sharing economy

Technology-based sharing platforms are touching more and more people’s lives, but policy and regulation can struggle to cope with new technologies. We need to rethink our notion of the sharing economy in order to make better regulation<p>The technology-enabled sharing economy is an increasingly …

These are the FinTech startups being backed by Citi

Four FinTech startups have won $100,000 (£65,400) backing from Citi after a search for new technology and innovation to transform banking and …

How to Build a Fintech Hub To Compete with London

I have the opportunity to travel a lot throughout Europe and to participate at many Fintech events and conferences. Lately I’ve been to Paris, …

Forex start-up Kantox wins business from disgraced banks

The forex scandal has accelerated growth at Kantox, which has raised £7m to steal business from traditional banks<p>The recent forex banking scandal and rising trend towards ‘pick and mix’ financial services has helped peer-to-peer currency trading start-up Kantox to secure $11m (£7m) in growth …

These 2 simple slides show just how hot FinTech is right now

In the UK, London's TransferWise was valued at $1 billion (£637 million) earlier this year in a $58 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle also recently raised $150 million, reportedly at a similar valuation.<p>They are just two examples from an …

Peer-to-peer

This former Goldman Sachs partner is helping the startups that are killing banks right now

De Nonneville was until January a top European executive at Goldman Sachs, but he left the pinnacle of traditional finance to join the booming world of FinTech.<p>De Nonneville, formerly cohead of European interest rate products at Goldman, joined the online French business-loan startup Lendix as its …

Goldman Sachs

Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

In one of the many war cemeteries in Lang Son, a city in northern Vietnam, Pham Thi Ky and her family light incense and offer prayers for her brother-in-law, who died 36 years ago in Vietnam's brief but bloody border war with China.<p>That 1979 war left more than 50,000 dead. There are other graves …

Ann Coulter: Immigrants are worse than ISIL

Ann Coulter said in an interview set to air Tuesday night that immigrants to the United States are to be feared more than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS.<p>Appearing on the TV network Fusion, Coulter told host Jorge Ramos, “If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go …

Slum Priests: Pope Francis's Early Years

'Padre Bergoglio' once recruited clergymen to minister in Buenos Aires's poor, dangerous 'villas miserias.'<p>For Father Gustavo Carrara, a day's work might mean finding someone to accompany a pregnant drug addict to the hospital, seeking housing for a homeless orphan, or consoling a woman whose …

Is Pope Francis Rewriting Easter?

From washing women’s feet to eschewing the gilded throne, he’s shaking up traditions and Vatican protocol.<p>Easter in Rome is always a Catholic …

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

Conclave Elects New Pope: Francis

Francis offers his second blessing as Pope to pregnant woman

Pope Francis - Prayer at St. Peter's tomb

Pope Francis' to do list: Call dentist, call newsstand...

Pope Francis receives keys to Papal Apartments

Pope Francis Brings 'New Gifts' to the Catholic Church

‘The Horror’: This Is Why Catholic Traditionalists Fear Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (TheBlaze/AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world’s poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>As TheBlaze …

Pope Francis Is a Jesuit: Seven Things You Need to Know About the Society of Jesus

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope. Caroline Linton on what you need to know about the Society of Jesus.<p>Vive il papa! Jorge Mario Bergoglio became …

Pope Francis' first day - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/mar/14/pope-francis-first-day-in-pictures<p>720<p>The morning after his election, Pope Francis of Argentina …