Spencer Romano

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A Dutch payment giant backed by Mark Zuckerberg and used by Uber is going public

LONDON — Dutch payment business Adyen has announced plans to list its shares publicly in Amsterdam.<p>Adyen said on Thursday that it will IPO on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange later this year. Existing shareholders will sell around 15% of its shares in the offering.<p>Adyen's biggest investor is Index …

Mark Zuckerberg

Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

Thousands of wallets are buried in a glass box to raise awareness of mobile payments in Shanghai, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images<p>By Jennifer …

FinTech

Change the Shape of Your Arms With These 50 Essential Moves

Your tank tops and sleeveless dresses are so excited to help you show off your toned, strong, chiseled arms. And these arm exercises will help you get there. Some use equipment and some just your own bodyweight, but you'll definitely notice a difference in how your arms look and what they're able …

Workouts

Black tea is emerging as a gut-health hero—here’s what you need to know

Among all the types of tea, green tea tends to get the most love from the wellness crowd. And it’s true that green teas of all varieties—including …

Wellness

Best Men's Colognes - 30 Of The Greatest Fragrances Ever

It's men's cologne time, baby. Now that we're well into the year, we're due for another round-up of the best scents for men. This year's selection …

Men's Fashion

Starbucks is beating Apple, Google and Samsung at mobile payments

Apple and Google may be two of the biggest companies in the tech industry, but they’re both losing to Starbucks when it comes to one important metric.<p>No, we’re not talking about numbers of coffees made per year, but rather the success of their respective mobile payment services. According to a new …

Mobile

Fronteer's Rugged Ranger Hi Wilderness Shoes Are Half Sneaker, Half Combat Boot

Fronteer makes sneakers for the casual trailblazer; the man who lives for exploration, and never shies from a challenge, but in the meantime between …

Men's Fashion

Stripe Co-Founder John Collison Says Europe Becoming More Competitive

Europe has become increasingly competitive with Silicon Valley when it comes to creating successful technology companies, said John Collison, …

FinTech

Michael Pollan recommends 4 books that will change the way you think about your brain

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma appeared on the Ezra Klein Show to discuss his new book about the science of psychedelics.<p>Michael Pollan’s work has mostly focused on what we eat and why, most famously in his 2006 book <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>. That book’s advice — Eat food. Not too much. Mostly …

Books

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health

Many people routinely fast, going hungry for a day or a couple of days either for spiritual or health reasons. Some say fasting cleanses toxins from …

Diabetes

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Leadership

Not Just E-Commerce: How Manufacturing Will Drive The Industrial Property Boom

E-commerce has dominated the headlines as the driver of an industrial property boom and bounteous rent growth. According to Los Angeles-based CBRE, the average industrial lease rate of $7.01 per square foot in the first quarter was not only the highest rate achieved since the brokerage began …

Manufacturing

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

Employee Engagement

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

Square launches a service to run restaurant operations, and suddenly its 'Caviar' acquisition makes sense

Payments processor Square said Tuesday it is launching Square for Restaurants, a software platform for restaurant operations designed to bring more …

Jack Dorsey

Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths

If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major league-wide improvements to its radio frequency technology, both to prevent interference from …

Innovation

Apple Pay Gains Support From Over 20 New Banks and Credit Unions

In the United States, Apple Pay support continues to gain traction from banks and credit unions, with Apple now filling in the regional areas. …

Apple Pay transit card integration goes live in Beijing and Shanghai

Following the release of iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, Apple on Friday began rolling out transit card integration in China, offering iPhone and Apple …

Apple Pay

Citibank Now Offers Apple Pay in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong

Citi today announced that its credit cards issued in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong can now be used with Apple Pay, followed by Taiwan later this year.<p>Citi cardholders can activate Apple Pay by opening the Wallet app, tapping the plus sign in the top-right corner, tapping the continue button, …

Hong Kong

If you want your new hires to succeed, this is how you map out their first 6 months

When our son was in high school, at least once a week he would say, “What is the point of school? I am never going to use [insert subject] again.” …

Leadership

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

How safe is PayPal, really?

.PayPal is one of the oldest online payment systems, and today, it’s also one of the biggest. The service has more than 227 million active users and …

FinTech

When Burnout Is a Sign You Should Leave Your Job

You have the right to have work that enriches and enlivens you, rather than diminishing you. This is my own personal declaration of human rights at work. It informs everything I do as a coach, management professor, and human being. Yet it’s surprisingly controversial. Managers and employees in …

The Workplace

How to measure heart rate variability (HRV) on your Apple Watch

Getting an HRV reading on your Apple Watch is as easy as taking a few deep breaths.With watchOS 4, Apple introduced a number of new heart rate …

Fitness Technology

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

Sous

Tim Ferriss: How Can We Become Comfortable With Discomfort?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Comfort Zone.<p><b>About Tim Ferriss's TED Talk</b><p>How can we conquer our fears? Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss says that by taking action, we can train ourselves to accept discomfort, become more resilient, and expand our horizons.<p><b>About Tim Ferriss</b><p>Tim Ferriss is a public …

Self-improvement

A few 'bad apples' aside, DCC improves the customer experience

When offered in a fair and transparent manner, DCC provides real value and benefit to both the cardholder and the merchant striving for new ways to …

Customer Experience

The Art of Strategy Is About Knowing When to Say No

When HubSpot was in its earliest stages, I used to say yes to almost anything: new features, new initiatives, new ideas. It empowered my team to move fast and get things done. I prided myself on being a “yes” man. We were working hard on getting product-market fit right, so anything we could do to …

Entrepreneurship

Samsung Pay: Everything you need to know

Paying with your phone is still a relatively new prospect, but it's become a ubiquitous feature on just about every NFC-capable phone over the last …

GCash, Alipay target Chinese tourists with new payment scheme

Globe Telecomm's fintech arm Mynt and Alibaba Group's Ant Financial on Monday jointly launched a new QR Code solution which will allow Philippine …