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What needs to be done to make us more secure

I was in a meeting with an executive at a large financial services company today discussing some of his technology problems and how my portfolio companies could address them. One of the big issues he mentioned was spam and stopping worms. Show More Summary

Blockchain Project Helps Homeless New Yorkers

Three thousand homeless people in New York are about to receive a special holiday gift: a free smartphone that allows them to manage their digital identity, access shelters and food pantries, and make use of financial services. The initiative,...Show More Summary

Here are some of the lavish, lobbyist-funded parties that Congress and the Trump administration will attend this month

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

CropLife America (pesticide lobbyists); the Financial Services Roundtable (lobbyists for Citigroup, Jpmorgan, etc) and Lockheed Martin (largest arms-dealer in the world) are just some of the entities throwing lavish parties for Congresscritters, Senators, administration officials and their staffers this Christmas. (more…)

Nokia Launches Healthcare Blockchain Pilot to Share Personal Health Data Via Wearable Smartwatch

In October, communication giant Nokia and OP Financial Group, one of the largest financial services group in Finland has teamed up to launch a new healthcare blockchain pilot project, according to a recent Nokia blog post. The healthcare blockchain pilot will focus on giving consumers secure control over their personal health data including how it... Read More

Harold Ford Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley Over Inappropriate ‘Conduct’

Mr. Ford, a former congressman turned Wall Street rainmaker, was terminated by the financial services firm for behavior it said was “inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies.”

This New Blockchain Project Gives Homeless New Yorkers A Digital Identity

Fummi is a new app from Blockchain for Change that lets people on the streets access financial and government services. Three thousand homeless people in New York are about to receive a special holiday gift: a free smartphone that allows them to manage their digital identity, access shelters and food pantries, and make use of financial services. Show More Summary

Town to restart payments to struggling ambulance service

A Vermont town will restart payments to a financially struggling ambulance service after officials apologized for not explaining their budget woes sooner. The Caledonian-Record reports that the IRS put a … Click to Continue »

Biometrics centrepiece of new Visa security roadmap

The financial services giant has launched its 2020 and beyond roadmap first in Australia, focusing initially on biometrics for payment authorisation, '3-D Secure' fraud detection, and pushing the use of tokenisation.

LALA World – An #cryptocurrency ecosystem for migrants and the unbanked around the world

From CryptoCompare: Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, customer expectations are evolving, and changes in regulatory landscapes have opened doors to innovation in financial services. From crypto-currencies to P2P lending, fintech corporations have captured the interests and imagination of both customers and investors alike. Show More Summary

Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. The company offers consumer financing products, including credit, promotional financing and loyalty programs, installment lending, and FDIC insured savings products through Synchrony Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary. Show More Summary

British Bankers Coping With Unfamiliar, Unwelcome Feeling Of Political Irrelevance

Financial services may be Britain’s most important industry, but you wouldn’t know it from the Brexit talks.

Sonim Raises $37 Million in Capital to Extend Leadership in Ultra Rugged Phones

PRESS RELEASE: Sonim Technologies, maker of the world's toughest cell phones, today announced it has raised $37 million in capital from B. Riley Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company, through its operating subsidiaries B....

CREDIT SUISSE: How a no deal Brexit could hit 6 crucial sectors of the British economy

A no deal Brexit is widely accepted to be bad for the UK economy. Parts of the economy will suffer more than others. Financial services, agriculture, and aviation are among the most at risk industries, according to a note from Credit...Show More Summary

PayPal reveals payment company it acquired earlier this year was hacked

PayPal Holdings Inc. has revealed that TIO Networks Inc., a financial services company that facilitates bill payments in offline locations it acquired earlier this year, was hacked with private data from 1.6 million customers being compromised. Show More Summary

Designing Ethics: Shifting Ethical Understanding In Design

The influence of design is expanding beyond the realms of typography and objects and into healthcare, public policy, education, financial services, and more. Designers working in these emerging design fields are responsible for projects...Show More Summary

Hungary PM Orban, U.S. financier Soros clash as elections loom

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday he would use all means necessary, including secret services, to combat what he called efforts to undermine him by U.S. financier George Soros.

Jeb Hensarling Has Never Heard of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Neither Has NPR

On Morning Edition yesterday, Representative Jeb Hensarling, the chair of the House Financial Services Committee, was interviewed by David Greene. At one point Greene asked him about the Republican tax cut proposal. After blaming President...Show More Summary

Why The 'Big Four' Asked For A Parliamentary Inquiry Into Banking

The major Australian banks are following familiar public relations tactics in requesting a parliamentary commission of inquiry into banking and financial services. When the public mood is against an industry, it will try to win the public over, while getting the politicians to ignore the public mood. Show More Summary

Credit monitoring services may not be worth the cost

Financial and security experts have mixed opinions about whether credit monitoring services are worth it.

Guillotine watch: The executives who bankrupted Toys R Us this year want $16M-$32M in bonuses for their performance

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Toys R Us was taken over in a debt-loading act of financial engineering in 2005; over the years, despite turning a profit, the service on that debt dragged Toys R Us lower and lower until the management team picked by the financial engineers finally bankrupted the company. (more…)

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