Real-Time Payments Are Going Global. Will Profits Follow?

Real-Time Payments Are Going Global. Will Profits Follow?

One of the announcements out of Sibos in London this week is a report on payments. Real-time payments are quickly becoming the norm around the world, with the most activity in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Microsoft Takes Aim at the Ubiquitous Amazon Marketplace

Microsoft Takes Aim at the Ubiquitous Amazon Marketplace

Amazon is generally thought of as an unstoppable behemoth. But that hasn’t discouraged competitors — specifically Microsoft, which this week announced a new service that will let brands create detailed personalized product web pages with room for customer ratings and reviews.

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Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Basel

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Basel

Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra caused quite a stir — most of it negative — when it was first announced earlier this year. It’s clear that regulators and central banks have a keen interest in what Libra is, or may become, which is why Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg was in Basel, Switzerland earlier this week.

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Could Big Tech Really Be ‘Broken Up’?

Could Big Tech Really Be ‘Broken Up’?

“Break up big tech!” has been the cry in recent times, as privacy and data-use concerns — among others — have caused both the public at large and politicians to cast a skeptical eye toward the major tech firms. (Bankers are surely relieved at this current reprieve from being Public Enemy Number 1.)

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Healthtech Benefits from Big Tech Scandals

Healthtech Benefits from Big Tech Scandals

The last couple of years have seen once-beloved big tech companies like Facebook and Google face negative press and a few black eyes due to various scandals involving data security, sexual harassment, and other issues. One of the beneficiaries of this fallout is the healthtech sector, which is now finding it easier to recruit talent away from these companies, where before they struggled.

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