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Aussie banks in talks for regional real-time payments

Four-country cooperation.

7 ways to transform your Netflix account into a movie lover’s dream

Think you've perfected the art of watching Netflix? Not so fast...<p>Sure, you may have found the coziest blanket to cuddle with on the couch <i>and</i> finally …

Google

Best free apps for Google Daydream

Google Daydream is now in its second iteration and it has brought a huge catalog of VR games to the mainstream. A lot of the free content can be bad, …

Europe's instant payments meet a roadblock: older bank networks

Europe's banks stand to benefit a lot from the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer scheme — but "instant" is a high bar that many banks may not be able to …

European Integration

Hungry Shark VR is Ubisoft's new action game for Daydream

<i>This post was originally published on our sister site VRSource.com.</i><p>Ubisoft has released a new game for the Daydream platform called Hungry Shark VR. You take on the role of a shark in a large underwater environment full of caves and shipwrecks, among other things. There are a few different …

Mobile vs. Desktop: The Share of Video Plays by Device Type

Most digital videos are now watched by consumers on mobile devices and not on desktop computers, according to recent research from Ooyala.<p>The report …

Mobile Devices

Google Pay v1.55 prepares automatic reload for prepaid accounts [APK Teardown]

Article Contents<p>The Android Pay name has been dead for weeks, replaced by Google Pay for the foreseeable future. With the rebranding out of the way …

This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank' — but I swear by it in my everyday life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Rocketbook</i><p>If you're an old soul who prefers pen and paper notes (they're just more <i>personal,</i> you know?<i>)</i>, or you just get how obnoxious it is …

Google Docs

Network of fortified towns indicates Amazon was once heavily populated

Dozens of new sites offer new insights on pre-Columbian earth-builders.<p>A team lead by University of Exeter archaeologists Jonas Gregorio de Souza and …

ASEAN e-commerce agreement, innovation network to give Singapore businesses a leg up: S Iswaran

SINGAPORE: Singapore businesses can soon get a shot in the arm when they expand across Southeast Asia, with the help of an ASEAN agreement on …

Daimler and BMW to merge their ride-hailing and car-sharing units

Automotive giants BMW and Daimler have announced plans to merge their respective urban mobility units, which cover on-demand services such as car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging, and multimodal transport.<p>The German car firms are better known for automobile brands that collectively include …

Cash is not dying out, despite rise of cryptocurrencies and contactless payment, report finds

Cash is not dying out, despite the increasing use of mobile phones and contactless payment for purchases, according to a group of the world’s central …

Where to Find the Best of Singapore? Off the Beaten Path, of Course

From a converted railway to a popular local food haunt and the city’s original hipster hangout, the best of Singapore can be found off the beaten …

MAS may force large banks to open payment rails for compatibility reason

SINGAPORE - THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Tuesday proposed to hold powers to force large banks in Singapore to open up their payment …

How to Care for Your Introvert

(Not to be confused with Caring for Your Introvert.) I started this video thinking it was a serious thing but ended up laughing embarrassingly hard …

Minimarts 2.0: Updating a traditional business

I WAS stuck on an hour-long bus ride in Shanghai two years ago during a tour with retailers from Singapore and decided to make better use of time. I …

Singapore, Thailand Weigh E-Payment Alliance in Digital Push

Singapore and Thailand are in discussions about connecting their national digital payment systems to forge an unprecedented regional alliance, as …

AR has not yet arrived for e-commerce, but boy is there reason for excitement

The new iPhoneX promises to improve how we use augmented reality in our lives. So how does this impact e-commerce?

Chime raises $18 million for mobile banking without the fees

It’s a bank account and debit card built for the digital age.<p>Chime is raising $18 million in Series B financing for its mobile-first approach to banking. Cathay Innovation led the round with participation from Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Homebrew and …

Digital Age

Google brings its resources for founders and startups to a single site

Google launched “Startup with Google” today, a new site that brings together all the company’s resources for founders and their startups.<p>As the name implies, the focus here is on Google’s own tools, services and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android Studio to Analytics and …

Startups

UBS and other big banks are preparing to show governments how to put cash on a blockchain

The world’s biggest banks aren’t immune from cryptocurrency euphoria, with a range of projects underway to explore how traditional financial firms …

WhatsApp’s Cofounder On How It Reached 1.3 Billion Users Without Losing Its Focus

Even under Facebook ownership, Jan Koum says that the simplicity and efficiency that made WhatsApp a hit in the first place remain all-important.<p>Three and a half years ago, Facebook announced its plan to acquire messaging phenom WhatsApp for $19 billion—a price tag that was a head-snapper at the …

Privacy

Send an Invoice. Free Online Invoicing for Small Businesses by Due

The Ultimate Guide to the<p>Invoicing<p>Introduction — The History Of Invoicing<p>No one ever starts a business with the aim of sending invoices. They start …

Small Business

Prosper Shutting Down Their Prosper Daily Finance App

It was back in September of 2015 when Prosper announced they had purchased the personal finance analytics company called BillGuard for $30 million. …

Here Are 3 Swedish Fintech Startups To Watch

The Swedes have a dubious reputation for being better than Americans at pretty much everything but canned cheese consumption. Swedish economic policy …

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency

Hackers have discovered that one of the most central elements of online security — the mobile phone number — is also one of the easiest to steal.<p>In a growing number of online attacks, hackers have been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a …

Virtual Reality

Everything you've been taught about investing is wrong — here's the right way to do it

What if you found out that almost every major institutional investor earned higher returns than you by following a totally different investment strategy?<p>And, what if for the first time ever that strategy was available to you?<p>Fundrise, a Washington, DC-based financial technology startup is asking …

How Global Payments Changed The Merchant Acquiring Industry

<i>August 2017</i><p>At the time, Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) acquisition of Accelerated Payment Technology or APT for $413 million did not seem to be a …