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Google And Goldman Back Bitcoin Startup For Small Businesses – Michael del Castillo

Marwan Forzely has come a long way since his days at Western Union. The serial entrepreneur, who sold his previous company to Western Union to help the money-transfer giant directly connect to customer bank accounts, has raised $25 million to cut intermediary banks out of the payment process altogether.Instead of relying on a series of … Continue reading Google And Goldman Back Bitcoin Startup For Small Businesses – Michael del Castillo

Barclays’ Smoke & Mergers Will Not Deflect Tough Questions – Nils Pratley

Chairmen, especially those embarrassed by the share price on their watch, feel obliged to examine any old merger or acquisition idea. But there are limits to what counts as credible and Barclays’ John McFarlane was seriously off-piste if he thought shareholders would be remotely interested in a corporate combination with Standard Chartered. The idea provoked … Continue reading Barclays’ Smoke & Mergers Will Not Deflect Tough Questions – Nils Pratley

New Technologies Allow You to Do Business (and Compete) From Anywhere – Amarillo

Everyone knows just how much of an impact technology has had on global business, but if there's one segment that has benefited the most from technological innovation it's entrepreneurs. With mobile phones, cloud computing, do-it-yourself accounting software and ubiquitous connectivity, business owners can now create successful companies quickly and from anywhere. However, with so much … Continue reading New Technologies Allow You to Do Business (and Compete) From Anywhere – Amarillo

Why Sweden’s iZettle Sold To PayPal For $2.2 Billion Rather Than IPO

The announcement just 10 days ago that Sweden’s iZettle was planning to go public provoked cheers among European tech boosters, but that excitement proved to be short-lived. Instead of celebrating the rise of an independent tech company, we’re watching yet another local startup be gobbled up by a U.S. tech giant. In this case, the … Continue reading Why Sweden’s iZettle Sold To PayPal For $2.2 Billion Rather Than IPO

Walmart has long-term plans for Flipkart

Bengaluru: A Flipkart IPO is unlikely to happen for many years to come, as Walmart Inc. will have to invest heavily to make its $16-billion acquisition work. Last week, Walmart agreed to buy a 77% stake in Flipkart for $16 billion with the rest being held by minority investors, chiefly Tiger Global Management, Tencent Holdings, … Continue reading Walmart has long-term plans for Flipkart

Apple key In Effort To Commercialize Aluminum Production Without Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Aluminum is Apple’s go-to material for making many of its products sleek and durable, and now the company is taking serious steps to ensure using its favorite metal is also good for the planet. Two major aluminum producers are announcing a “joint venture to commercialize patented technology that eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the … Continue reading Apple key In Effort To Commercialize Aluminum Production Without Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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