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Report: Apple Pay on the web quickly becomes 5th most popular online payment platform

Just over a month after launching Apple Pay on the web to bring the payments service to website checkouts via its Safari web browser, new data shows Apple has already made it into the top five payment technologies online.<p>SimilarTech tapped into its platform that tracks over 30 billion webpages each …

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Apps

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

The VR and AR markets are full of companies of various sizes with many roles in the VR industry, when you consider how many verticals there are it …

You’re probably missing out on these top-performing stocks

When it comes to buying small-company stocks, mutual fund investors talk a good game that, apparently, most aren’t willing to play.<p>It’s a disconnect …

Investing

These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Startups

Samsung Pay is expanding to three more countries

I absolutely love Samsung Pay – I have my credit card stored there and use it not only here in the US but also when I travel. No need to carry around my wallet. No need to worry about losing my card. It’s simple, ubiquitous, and just wonderful. Well, according to Samsung, not only is Samsung Pay …

Mobile

The Decentralised Conglomerate Launches HEAT – Blockchain-Based Crowdfunding 3.0 Platform to Support Startups

<b>Bitcoin Press Release:</b> <i>OpenLedger is offering an array of blockchain based services to provide entrepreneurs with much-needed access to funds and</i> …

Group 3

A year ago, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn and Funderbeam co-founder, Urmas Peiker, had a vision of a blockchain-trading platform designed for new …

Blockchain

IBM and Bank of Tokyo Start Blockchain Revolution in Banking, Aim for Complete Automation

In what could potentially be one of the first deployment of smart contracts in the corporate sector, IBM comes together with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi …

India's Bitcoin Startups & the Fundraising Gold Rush | Investopedia

Bitcoin’s journey in India has so far has been a dramatic one. Just three years ago, a bitcoin exchange was raided and shut by a team of Enforcement …

Blockchain tech could fight voter fraud — and these countries are testing it

Cybersecurity issues continue to remain one of the hottest topics of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections as the November 8 showdown draws near. And fears have been raised that domestic or foreign actors could try to skew the results of the election.<p>While many see a solution in dumping all forms of …

Visa and Chain launch blockchain platform for cross-border B2B payments

Global payments technology giant Visa Inc. recently previewed a new payment platform for financial institutions. Visa B2B Connect is described as a …

Here’s What Asian Lenders Are Doing With Blockchain Technology

Asian lenders are spending millions of dollars developing applications using blockchain, a technology that promises to slash transaction costs, …

National Australia Bank

Aussie Bank's 7000-Mile Blockchain Experiment Could Change Trade

When the Marie Schulte rounds the breakwater off the Chinese port of Qingdao in early November, bankers on two continents will be watching …

Blockchain

Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

Google's 'DeepMind' AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses.<p>In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it …

Innovation Killer Organization Chart

Heidi Schwende recently shared a picture on LinkedIn that perfectly captures the challenges facing large traditional companies. Exponential …

Innovation

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve …

Product Management

Building AI-powered drones for the IoT? A top startup accelerator reveals the best buzzwords of 2016

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most storied startup accelerator, receives thousands of applications every year. It recently analyzed all the words of hopeful founders since 2005 to see how well they predicted the next hot investment opportunities, and which sectors may be facing the abyss.<p>The …

Startups

The future of machine learning: 5 trends to watch around algorithms, cloud, IoT, and big data

Algorithms. Cloud. Internet of Things. Data.<p>No one can predict the future of technology with 100 percent accuracy. But these four pillars are …

Machine Learning

Fitbit is buying Coin so it can make a fitness tracker that pays for things

Coin's smart credit card isn't part of the deal<p>Fitbit, the biggest company in fitness tracking, has announced that it's acquiring Coin, the maker of a "smart" credit card that digitally holds all of your <i>other</i> credit cards on a single device. But Fitbit isn't buying Coin for its current Coin 2.0 …

Wearable Tech

Zooz raises $24 million to grow its all-in-one payments platform globally

Zooz, an Israeli company that helps merchants connect with multiple payment providers, has raised $24 million in a round led by Target Global.<p>Founded in 2010, Zooz lets ecommerce companies connect with myriad payment providers, ewallets, banks, fraud management, and other related services. Zooz’s …

Apple Pay is reportedly coming to the Web

Apple is planning to add a major new capability to its Apple Pay feature on iOS devices that will let people authorize purchases using Touch ID. In addition to supporting purchases through native apps and in stores, the feature will also support authorization of payments on mobile websites, …

Square reports $379 million in revenue for Q1 as gross payment volume spikes 45%

Square ($SQ) today reported its Q1 2016 earnings of $379 million in revenue, up 51 percent annually, and had gross payment volume (GPV) of $10.3 billion, up 45 percent for the same time last year. Net loss in the company, however, was $96.7 million for the quarter, compared to $47.98 million at the …

Android Pay launches in the U.K. today, Australia, Singapore, and more markets to follow

Google has finally launched its mobile payments service, Android Pay, in the U.K. The updated app was quietly pushed live yesterday, and Google has now officially confirmed that Android Pay is available for anyone in the U.K., assuming they have a compatible NFC-enabled device.<p>Similar to Apple Pay, …

Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time

Affirm has made it no secret that its success will hinge on its ability to offer customers a wide range of retail partners where they can frequently use Affirm to pay.<p>While the lending startup originally launched with niche partners like Casper mattresses and Boosted Boards, they have expanded …

FinTech

Blockchain’s 'Project Thunder' to unleash power of bitcoin micropayments

Blockchain has revealed its latest ‘Project Thunder’, which lets users make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and unleash the power of …

Blockchain

WePay launches new mobile point-of-sale solution

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>WePay, a US-based processor that handles digital transactions for platforms like GoFundMe, FreshBooks, and Constant Contact, announced the launch of a white-label mobile …

FinTech

We looked inside a secret Chinese bitcoin mine

In China, savvy entrepreneurs are making millions a year by mining bitcoin. Danny Vincent visited one of the world’s biggest facilities of its kind to film the activity and people within.<p>On the edge of a tiny Chinese town is a strange building where you can get an insight into the future – and only …

Bitcoin