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Everyone Basically Thinks Facebook Just Wants to Be Snapchat Now
FinTech
Facebook rolled out a new camera interface in its main app on Friday (currently only available to users in Ireland) that allows users to add special effects and "masks" to the selfies they send to friends. Oh, and these decorated selfies will disappear 24 hours after they are sent. If any of this sounds familiar, let us point out a
This Company Just Made It Possible to View Other's Portfolios for Free
FinTech
The concept of coattail investing is not new. Many people pick their favorite investor, whether it be a classic buy-and-hold style old-school investor like Warren Buffett or a shrewd activist investor like Carl Icahn, and simply invest in what they invest in. But this can be challenging because of the lag time between when a big investor makes a trade
Orchard's Weekly Online Lending Review: Small Business Lending in Focus
FinTech
Orchard Platform, a technology and data provider for the online lending space, publishes a weekly review of the online lending sector. The latest report dated October 21 focused on some of the most notable events which occurred during the week. Orchard announced that it has reached an agreement with the small business lender OnDeckCapital Inc ONDK 0.41% to provide standardized
Last Week's Massive Hack Was Probably the Work of Amateurs
FinTech
The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused a massive outage of DNS provider Dyn last week was most likely done by amateurs and not a state-sponsored culprit, according to an analysis by business risk intelligence firm FlashPoint. The hacking of Dyn interrupted service to some of the most popular sites on the internet, including Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Reddit, Airbnb, the New
Vetr's New CEO: From Selling Candy During Recess To Running A Fintech Startup
FinTech
Benzinga recently caught up with Mike Vien, the new CEO of Vetr. Vien joined Vetr in May, and we chatted about his first few months at the company, his focus for the future and how he's hoping to use his extensive experience in Fintech to make Vetr an everyday destination for people to be more effective and successful self-directed investors.
Samsung Pay Strikes Deal With MasterCard to Tackle Online Checkout
FinTech
Since its launch, Samsung Pay has kept its mobile payment method focused on physical checkout while competing wallets pushed their tap-to-pay technology inside apps. But this week Samsung (finally!) decided to make Pay e-commerce friendly. On Wednesday the company announced a partnership with MasterCard to make Samsung Pay a form of payment in digital shopping carts through MasterPass. The reason Samsung
Report: Unable to Find Buyer, Twitter to Begin Layoffs
FinTech
Salesforce represented the last serious potential suitor for Twitter, but with the software company ruling out a bid for the struggling social media site, the layoffs at Twitter are about to begin, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg is reporting that Twitter plans to fire about 300 employees - or 8 percent of its workforce - as early as this week. Although the
The Startup That Wants to Bring Expert Networks to Every Investor
FinTech
Professional investors spend over $600 million per year speaking with the most qualified experts before risking their capital. Until now, this information was unavailable to most investors. But Slingshot Insights is trying to change that by offering every investor access to the same insiders who the largest institutions take for granted. Additionally, the company is using a crowdfunded model to
Europe's Top Innovators Celebrated at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards
FinTech
Virgin Money, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group, HomeServe Labs and Close Bothers Retail Finance scoop awards in what has been an extraordinary year of innovation, FinBuzz reports. Market Gravity has announced the winners of the seventh annual Corporate Entrepreneur Awards – celebrating big business innovation and the individuals and teams behind these exciting new projects, with organisers remarking that 2016
What We Know About Friday Morning's Massive Hack
FinTech
A whole bunch of popular sites went down - or just slowed down significantly - due to a hacking on Friday morning. Everyone is still trying to piece the facts together, but here's what we know so far. What happened? It appears that a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack caused "a sweeping outage of DNS provider Dyn," according to TechCrunch. What