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Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Google Effectively Bans PayDay Lenders from Advertising their Loans

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Google has banned high-interest rate lenders from the Google Play app store. First reported by WSJ.com, the move was said to be made to protect people from “exploitive personal loan terms.” The report quoted a Google spokesperson: “Our Google Play developer policies are designed to… Read More

Voice Banking via Google Assistant Trial Launched by NatWest

  Technology is at its best when it is ubiquitous and unobtrusive. We want tech to be available wherever and whenever we need it but it should not be something that is hard to access. It must be simple to use. Today, most tech services… Read More

Como Audio (& Tivoli) Smart Speaker CEO + Founder Thomas DeVesto Launches Wefunder Campaign: Listen to the Music

Does the name Tivoli Audio sound familiar?  Thomas DeVesto, the CEO, Founder, and Designer of Tivoli Audio (acq. 2015) and Cambridge SoundWorks (acq. 2000), recently launched his newest company, Como Audio, which designs, manufactures, and sells smart speakers. After successfully Kickstarting this past March (973 backers pledged $268,142 and… Read More

“Sleeping Giant” Wakes: Google Building Comprehensive Crypto Block Explorer

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A software developer with a background in using multiple small computers to analyze the human genome is building a master blockchain surveillance tool for Google he hopes will show what their real use is, Forbes reports. According to Forbes, Google has so far been behind… Read More

Wirecard Announces Expansion of Collaboration With Google Pay in Europe

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced last week it is expanding its cooperation with Google Pay and is making its mobile payment app, boon, available for the wallet solution in Ireland, Spain, and the UK. Wirecard reported that the mobile app’s users… Read More

Google Receives Payment Institution Authorization From Ireland’s Central Bank

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has received payment institution authorization from Ireland’s Central Bank. According to Irish Times, the Central Bank granted authorization to Google Payment Ireland under the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation. The company will now be allowed to issue and acquire payments across the European Union (EU)… Read More

Lithuania: London’s Status as the Financial Capital of the Old World is Less Relevant After Brexit

Lithuania wants to be the leading Fintech hub in Europe. Beginning in 2013, the small Baltic nation decided to take action and become one of the EU’s “hottest destinations for Fintech.” Mantas Katinas, MD of Invest Lithuania – the public entity leading the Fintech charge in… Read More

Google Receives Electronic Money Institution License from Bank of Lithuania

Last month, Google – or Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) was approved for an Electronic Money Institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. The license will enable Google to issue electronic money, handle electronic money wallets, perform remittances, payment transactions, provide cash deposit and withdrawal services, as well… Read More

paysafecard Expands Collaboration With Google in Five New Countries

paysafecard, an Austria-based fintech that is part of the Paysafe Group, announced last week it has expanded its partnership with Google by becoming a new payment method in the Google Play Store in five additional European countries, which was Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and Greece…. Read More

Google to Allow Regulated Crypto Services to Advertise in US and Japan

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Google will reduce the extent of its ban on cryptocurrency ads this October by allowing regulated crypto exchanges to advertise on the platform to US and Japanese audiences only, CNBC reports. In the spring and early summer of this year, Google, Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat… Read More

Don’t Brag About Your Bitcoin and Other Tips from Google Email Security Expert

The head of email security at Google says research tracing crypto thefts thefts back to comments made on online message boards means you should never talk up your crypto online, CNBC reports. This is because you never know who is watching nor how the info you… Read More

Former Googler Joins Fast Blockchain Startup Zilliqa

Zilliqa has landed former Head of Marketing APAC for Google Pay Yiling Ding as their new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Ding, who is said to be fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese Mandarin, has spent the past four years with Google. During her stint with Google she… Read More

Financial Innovation Now, the Group that Represents Amazon, Apple, Google & More, Welcomes OCCs Decision to Move Forward with Fintech Charter

Financial Innovation Now (FIN), the group that represents big techs interest in Fintech, has issued a comment on the decision by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to move forward with a Fintech Charter following the release of a report on Fintech by… Read More

Google Follows Apple in Banning Cryptocurrency Mining Apps

Less than two months after Apple’s App Store banned on-device cryptocurrency mining on both iOS and macOS, competitor Google has followed suit and banned cryptocurrency mining on Google Pay. According to the Verge, Apple has established the following rules for its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and… Read More

The Time Has Come to Regulate the Tech Titans: A Tiered Approach to Regulation in Favour of Competition, Innovation and Consumer Rights

With tech titans the most valuable companies on the planet, the notion of self-regulation is no longer appropriate or fit for purpose. Is now the time for governments to step in to protect consumers and ensure a more competitive environment? The role of the technology… Read More

Global Payments Provider Paysafe Announces New Partnership With Google

Paysafe Group, a U.S.-based global payments provider, announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with search engine giant, Google, to allow its prepaid business paysafecard to be accepted as a payment method in the Google Play Store. According to Paysafe, from now on, customers without… Read More

Orange Digital Ventures Collaborates With Google For Startup Financing

Orange announced on Thursday it has partnered with Google through Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), the Group’s corporate venture fund, to join forces in financing the best start-ups. According to Orange, through this partnership, Google will leverage ODV’s sourcing of start-ups to explore opportunities for co-investments… Read More

Google Bans Cryptomining Extensions on Chrome in Effort to Stave Off Cryptojacking

Around the Ides of March, Google (following in Facebook’s footsteps) banned all cryptocurrency advertising, effective June 2018. Crowdfund Insider reported that in 2017 alone Google blocked 3.2 billion ads from its platform. Now Chrome has added to its Developer Program Policies a ban that prohibits products… Read More

Twitter Set to Join Google & Facebook in Banning Cryptocurrencies & ICOs Advertisements

Social media giant Twitter is set to ban almost all cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICOs) advertisements. According to SkyNews, Twitter may release a new advertising policy in two weeks that will prohibit advertisements for ICOs, token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets globally. The media outlet also revealed that… Read More

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