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Payments, lending and neobanks rule fintechs in emerging markets, report says

Tech investments in emerging markets have been in full swing over the past couple of years and their ecosystems have thrived as a result. Some of these markets like Africa, Latin America, and India, have comprehensive reports by publications and firm.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 6th, 2021

Hackers Shut Down System For Booking COVID-19 Shots in Italy"s Lazio Region

Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday. From a report: "A powerful hacker attack on the region's C.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Google Will Abandon Qualcomm and Build Its Own Smartphone Processors This Year

Google announced Monday it will build its own smartphone processor, called Google Tensor, that will power its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones this fall. From a report: It's another example of a company building its own chips to create what it felt.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Tale of Fake Hewlett-Packard Gear Spurs Arrest in China, Lawsuit

An anonymous reader shares a report: When three Chinese nationals were jailed in Beijing almost a decade ago and accused of selling fake Hewlett-Packard networking gear, it looked like an example of U.S. companies getting what they'd long demanded: a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

How Google Quietly Funds Europe"s Leading Tech Policy Institutes

Google has provided tens of millions of pounds of funding to academics investigating issues closely related to its business model. From a report: A recent scientific paper proposed that, like Big Tobacco in the Seventies, Big Tech thrives on creating.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square

Sunday was a big day in fintech: Afterpay has agreed to merge with Square. This agreement sets two of the most admired financial technology companies in recent history on a path to becoming one. Dana Stalder Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Birnessite study offers insights for electrochemistry, energy storage

The adsorption of ions from the electrolyte at an electrode surface is a ubiquitous process, of use for both existing and emerging electrochemical energy technologies. But what happens when these ions penetrate very small spaces? To address this ques.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Hackers Leak Full EA Data After Failed Extortion Attempt

The hackers who breached Electronic Arts last month have released the entire cache of stolen data after failing to extort the company and later sell the stolen files to a third-party buyer. From a report: The data, dumped on an underground cybercrime.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Square To Buy "Buy Now, Pay Later" Giant Afterpay in $29 Billion Deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. From a report: The purchase price is based on the closing price of Square co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Yaydoo secures $20M, aims to simplify B2B collections, payments

It’s no secret that the technology for easy business-to-business payments has not yet caught up to its peer-to-peer counterparts, but Yaydoo thinks it has the answer. It’s no secret that the technology for easy business-to-business paym.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Taiwan DDI chip suppliers poised to enjoy strong 3Q21

Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers including Fitipower Integrated Technology, FocalTech Systems, Himax Technologies, Novatek Microelectronics, Raydium Semiconductor and Sitronix Technology are all poised to report brisk sales and profit r.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Indian online insurer PolicyBazaar files for IPO, seeks to raise over $800 million

Indian online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar has filed for an initial public offering in which it is seeking to raise $809 million, becoming the fourth startup in the past two months from the South Asian market to explore public markets. In papers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation

"YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: YouTube issued a "strike" u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

UK Pharmaceutical Firm Fined For Hiking Drug Price 6,000%

Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares a report from the Guardian: The UK's competition watchdog has imposed fines of more than £100m on the pharmaceutical company Advanz and its former private equity owners after it was found to have inflated the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

5 lessons from Duolingo’s bellwether edtech IPO of the year

Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO pric.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

The pandemic effect is slowing

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment. Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange co.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Google Play Gets Mandatory App Privacy Labels In April 2022

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In iOS 14, Apple added a "privacy" section to the app store, requiring app developers to list the data they collect and how they use it. Google -- which was one of the biggest targets of Apple's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Virtual Contact Worse Than No Contact For Over-60s In Lockdown, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Virtual contact during the pandemic made many over-60s feel lonelier and more depressed than no contact at all, new research has found. Many older people stayed in touch with family and friends d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon Delivery Companies Routinely Tell Drivers To Bypass Safety Inspections

Amazon delivery companies around the U.S. are instructing workers to bypass daily inspections intended to make sure vans are safe to drive. From a report: Amazon requires contracted delivery drivers to inspect their vehicles at the beginning and end.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

As China Boomed, It Didn"t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China's breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week's dramatic floods showed that much will have to change. From a report: China's breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities wher.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021