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Ready to buy a house? Google would like to help you get a good mortgage: New job listings suggest that the search…
The outfit has apologized for freezing withdrawals and says it now has a workaround to avoid the “malleability issue” that makes certain implementations of Bitcoin services open to fraud.
A Cambridge, Mass.-based startup called Kensho has raised a $10 million seed round from a group of investors that includes General Catalyst,…
A Chicago-based startup called AvantCredit has raised a $20 million series B round for its personal loan service that uses machine learning…
ZestFinance, the machine learning meets personal loans startup from former Google CIO Douglas Merrill, has raised a $20 million series C round. The company’s model analyzes more than 70,000 variables in trying to provide good loans to folks with bad, or no, credit.
Sweden’s iZettle is now at Square’s doorstep thanks to help from Banco Santander. The company has updated its credit card reader for the North American market. Could a push into the U.S. be far behind?
Customers of the UK fintech startup can now use their debit cards on the site, instead of having to visit their online bank in order to initiate a transfer. Canadian dollars will soon be supported, too.
LinkedIn noted Wednesday that it’s hit 200 million members, a number to note as the company continues to grow and work to build its image as the professional network in contrast to sites like Twitter or Facebook.
LearnVest, a New York-based startup offering an online financial planning platform, as well as services with Certified Financial Planners, has launched a new mobile app for the iPhone. From the app, users can track spending and view their overall financial position.
Today, conventional wisdom suggests that cloud computing will bring increased efficiency to computing markets, which will then decrease costs. Cloud computing will allow organizations to cut IT spending and help relieve pressure on IT budgets. But that’s not going to happen.
Lending Club, the peer-to-peer financing platform, announced Wednesday that it was adding Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker to its board of directors.
One of the poster boys for online specialist entrepreneurial journalism is selling to a price comparison website. But can independent personal finance guru Martin Lewis keep his legion followers happy?
Banks and their customers are under constant threat from cybercriminals trying to get at their money, but at least one bank is using Hadoop to help ensure those attacks aren’t successful. And it has changed the face of its analytics efforts.
According to Lou Modano, head of global infrastructure for NASDAQ OMX, there is “a lot of opportunity for new [hardware] players” to feed a ceaseless demand for ever lower latency in electronic trading systems. When you rely entirely on electronic trading, a faster system is key.
NYSE Technologies is rolling out a cloud platform for financial services firms that lets them provision infrastructure and access the suite NYSE Technologies trading services and market data. The cloud is built using a variety of VMware tools, as well as EMC storage products.
With many companies — including those in the rich, technology-savvy financial sector — struggling to store and analyze their mountains of data, it pays to establish a foothold in the analytics market. For vendors utilizing the capabilities of Hadoop, such a promise might be even sweeter.
How can you make whatever you’re dreaming of doing a reality? If you haven’t already given these questions some thought, now might be a good time to start. One thing’s certain, though: Your answers are going to involve money in some capacity. Maybe your choices will affect your earning capacity, require savings, or necessitate rationalization in some other area of your life. When it comes to achieving your life goals, money matters.