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Finance Tech, Trading

Will the stock market settle down?

February 8, 2018

Via: CNN

It’s been a wild two weeks on Wall Street after a historic period of calm. The Dow started in the red on Thursday, the sixth straight day of losses at the opening bell. The Dow opened down about 100 points, […]


Finance Tech, Mobile Banking & Payments

Payments using WhatsApp is a step closer to reality

February 8, 2018

Via: TechRadar

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messaging service, has reportedly started testing its long rumoured payment feature in India. According to reports, some WhatsApp beta users on iOS and Android can now see UPI (Unified payments interface) integration in the app. The […]


Finance Tech, Liquidity

Bitcoin surges by more than $2,000 in just over a day

February 7, 2018

Via: USA TODAY

Bitcoin rose Wednesday morning along with sharp gains in other major cryptocurrencies. The largest digital currency by market capitalization traded 9.5% higher above $8,400 as of 8:12 a.m., EST, according to CoinDesk, whose bitcoin price index tracks prices from four […]


Security

Orange boosts mobile fleet cybersecurity

February 7, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Orange has revealed it is boosting cybersecurity protection for mobile devices with a new platform offering tougher security than ever before. The company is teaming up with security experts Check Point to launch Mobile Threat Protection, a new service that […]


Education, Industries

Conn. High Court Strikes Down Funding Lawsuit for Schools – Education Week

February 6, 2018

Via: Education Week

Connecticut’s supreme court has struck down a lower-court ruling that deemed the state’s school spending formula and several associated education policies unconstitutional. That September 2016 ruling rocked the state’s political system for its sweeping condemnation of the state’s teacher-quality standards, […]


Software & Tools

Robinhood users ramped up deposits during Monday’s market bloodbath

February 6, 2018

Via: Business Insider

Users of popular stock trading app Robinhood saw a buying opportunity in Monday’s market sell-off. On Monday, the US stock market witnessed its largest point decline ever. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped as much as 1,600 points during Monday […]


Finance Tech, Trading

Wall Street Opens Down a Day After Biggest Decline Since 2011

February 6, 2018

Via: Fortune

The global equity rout extended in U.S. exchanges after Asian and European markets tumbled, sending a gauge of world stocks toward the biggest three-day slide since 2015. Treasuries steadied and the dollar rose. The S&P 500 Index dropped at the […]


Capital, Finance Tech

Google could be the first $1 trillion company if it told us more about what it does (GOOG, GOOGL)

February 5, 2018

Via: Business Insider

Google isn’t just a search engine anymore. In fact, the company is now so diversified and eclectic that it renamed itself Alphabet, and almost has too many divisions to keep track of. If Google, and its parent Alphabet, would provide […]


Finance Tech, Trading

After a bad week, US stock indexes slip again, led by banks

February 5, 2018

Via: ABC News

U.S. indexes slipped in early trading Monday, following global markets lower. Banks are leading the way lower after the Federal Reserve hit Wells Fargo with new sanctions over a scandal that involved opening millions of phony consumer accounts. Industrial companies […]


News

Job and Wage Gains Deliver a Promising Start for the Year

February 2, 2018

Via: The New York Times

As the unemployment rate has fallen in recent months and the economy has roared, one central question has bedeviled the American job market: Where is the wage growth? New data on Friday suggested an answer: It is here, and it […]