Authentication & Security

IDology Makes a Strategic Investment in Payfone to Launch ExpectID

In an official press release, IDology, a fraud prevention and identity verification provider, announced a strategic equity investment in Payfone, a leading network authentication provider. IDology provides real-time technology solutions that verify an individual’s identity and age to help drive revenue, decrease costs, prevent fraud and meet compliance regulations. The...

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Payments

Banks and Apple Pay: The Love-Hate Relationship

The widely adopted Apple Pay is a controversial topic that has not been left aside whenever mobile payments solutions are discussed. Without a doubt, Apple Pay can be considered as a “game changer” that is pushing ahead contactless payments. However, there are different sides to the story depending on the...

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Payments

Kabbage Raises 135M in Series E Funding

Kabbage Inc., the leading technology and data platform powering automated lending, has recently received $135 million in the series E funding round from Reverence Capital Partners as well as ING, Santander InnoVentures and Scotiabank. This brings the total amount raised to over $240 million. At the same time, Kabbage has...

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Enabling Technologies

You Can Now Shop With Facebook

On October 12, Facebook announced that it was adding a shopping section among other sections on its social platform. As noticed by Facebook, people are coming to the platform not only to connect with friends and family but also with products and brands. In fact, a survey by Facebook suggested that...

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Payments

Blackhawk Network Launches Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” at Select U.S. Retailers

Prepaid product provides access to the U.S. stock market PLEASANTON, Calif. – [Press Release] – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, and Stockpile, Inc., the company that pioneered eGift Cards for stock, announced today that Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” are available at select U.S. retailers. This prepaid gift card can...

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Authentication & Security

Applications of Machine Learning in FinTech

Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. The science behind machine learning is interesting and application-oriented. Many startups have disrupted the FinTech ecosystem with machine learning as their key technology. There are various applications of machine learning...

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