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Fintech Focus For July 27, 2020


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Fintech Movers: Startups can fail for lots of reasons, but Silicon Valley usually says it is “product-market fit.” “Lean startup” culture has taught entrepreneurs to prioritize testing and customer feedback. But too many startup founders have ignored culture, management, and taking care of employees. - Quartz

  • Stripe has partnered with Notarize.
  • Brian Armstrong explains analysis.
  • MX releases data connectivity API.
  • Is crypto considered to be fintech?
  • NY bolsters fintech leadership role.
  • Big banks look to cloud over digital.
  • Bux expands fee-free trading app.
  • Federal Reserve eyes crypto tech.
  • Fintech demand and trademarks.
  • Binance teams up with CM-Equity.
  • MSCI forges a bond with Microsoft.
  • RBC moved its AI unit to the cloud.
  • Citi HK uses bot tech for reporting.
  • Stashaway startup has raised $16M.
  • Deutsche Bank invests in Traxpay.
  • Equifax acquired Ansonia, a fintech.

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Watch Out For This: The annual flow of plastics into our oceans is on a trajectory to triple over the next 20 years, which could add up to 110 pounds of plastic trash for every meter of coastline worldwide, a new report finds. - Bloomberg

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  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX to raise funds.
  • Kanye Partners backs FreightWaves.
  • Traits of tech in a new work reality.
  • Dividing worth and company success.
  • Morning Show host slams Joe Biden.
  • China taps into US medical research.

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Market Moving Headline: U.S. stock futures slipped and Asian shares came under pressure in early Monday trade as tit-for-tat consulate closures in China and the United States fanned worries about worsening diplomatic ties between the world’s two largest economies. - Reuters

  • Market update for the week ahead.
  • SAP floats Qualtrics, unwinding buy.
  • Life science funding spikes in 2020.
  • Big tech has stumbled on earnings.
  • GDP isn’t really going to shrink 30%.
  • Hertz to pay lenders nearly $650M.
  • Tesla takes aim at Rivian via suit.
  • Waymo, Fiat sign deal over vans.
  • Gold futures surge to near record.
  • Amazon’s Scout expands to cities.
  • Japan leads losses in Asian market.
  • Trump signed orders on drug prices.
  • Ford fast-tracks Bronco Crew-Cab.
  • Facebook faces political challenges.

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