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Snoop Dogg invests in Klarna Swedish fintech unicorn

Snoop Dogg, the famous rapper has more lately reinvented himself as an investor, playing a role in specialist cannabis venture capital firm Casa Verde Capital. Snoop, who was born Calvin Broadus, said the deal was part of his European investment strategy. "I've been looking for an opportunity to expand my tech investment portfolio to Europe and seeing the way Klarna operates and how they challenge the status quo, I think it’s a match made in... Read more »

Global fintech leader Avaloq doubles London office space to cater for record staff and client growth

Avaloq, the international fintech leader, has doubled the size of its London office to cater for strong growth in the UK driven by demand for its Software as a Service (SaaS) and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solutions among UK private banks and wealth managers. The firm’s new City of London office comes after the London team has already doubled in size over the past year and provides sufficient space for further growth.  Read more »

PrePay Solutions Partners with PayQuicker in USA

PrePay Solutions (PPS), Europe's leading digital banking and payments provider, has officially partnered with USA- based global payout processor, PayQuicker. The partnership represents continued PPS growth in the support of payroll management programmes and PayQuicker’s commitment to local currency Corporate Payout Solutions across the globe. Read more »

THE DIGITAL MARKETING RESOLUTION EVERY ONLINE BUSINESS SHOULD BE MAKING

A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, MarketingSignals.com, revealed that more than 1 in 3 (36%) of business leaders are currently unsure about their digital marketing strategy for the year ahead.  The research also identified a number of ways businesses are missing out on improving digital marketing performance, with 37% of respondents admittingthey aren’t answering potential customer questions adequately... Read more »

Xilinx Technology to Power Baidu Brain Edge AI Applications

Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced that the newly unveiled EdgeBoard, Baidu's edge acceleration computing solution is enabled by Xilinx. The EdgeBoard is a turn-key solution which is available fully configured directly from Baidu. Read more »

CryptoCompare Publishes Monthly Exchange Review for December 2018

CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data provider, today published its December 2018 Exchange Review, offering institutional and retail investors insights into the cryptocurrency exchange industry. Read more »

Creating IT Futures Doubles its Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults for 2019

After seven years of perfecting its IT workforce training model, Creating IT Futures is doubling the reach of its free IT-Ready career program. With classes now available in seven cities, IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field. Read more »

Cog Systems Joins GSA IoT Security Working Group

 Cog, maker of the world's most secure IoT security solutions, today announced the company has been accepted into the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) IoT Security Working Group.  Read more »

Better Mortgage Launches Emergency Refinance Program to Help Government Workers Currently Furloughed or Working without Pay

Better Mortgage, one of the leading digital mortgage lenders in the U.S., today announced that it has launched a mortgage refinance program called Shutdown Relief Emergency Refi that allows federal employees to tap into their home equity for living expenses and delays loan payments for impacted federal government employees for up to 30 days after the end of the furlough. Read more »

VEON promotes Evgeniy Nastradin to Beeline Kazakhstan CEO

VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces the promotion of Evgeniy Nastradin to CEO of Beeline Kazakhstan, effective from 1 February. Evgeniy joined VEON in 2016 and was Chief Commercial Officer at Beeline Kazakhstan during a period of solid revenue growth and the launch of new digital services. Prior to joining VEON, Evgeniy was Deputy CEO of a leading consumer... Read more »

R3 creates independent governing foundation for Corda Network

R3 has launched Corda Network, the underlying, open shared blockchain network linking participants using Corda.  Corda Network will be operated and managed by a new independent not-for-profit organisation, the Corda Network Foundation.  Corda Network provides a common layer of identity and consensus for participants on Corda and Corda Enterprise. It is an open shared infrastructure, which enables compatibility between participants on the network... Read more »

BitGo Collaborates with Genesis on Global Trading

BitGo, Inc., the market leader in institutional cryptocurrency financial services, today announced that it has partnered with Genesis Global Trading, an industry pioneer and leader in over-the-counter digital currency trading, to provide clients with the ability to trade digital assets directly from BitGo custody.  Through a seamless integration, BitGo Trust clients can easily execute buy and sell orders without having to manage keys or move... Read more »

BitPay hits $1bn in 2018 transactions

BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced another record year along with key accomplishments and expansion of the payment processing platform for 2018 after more than seven years in business. Read more »

IaaS Hosting Provider NovoServe Establishes 40GE Connection to Asteroid IXP in Amsterdam

NovoServe, a venture capital backed Infrastructure-as-a-Service hosting provider with company-owned data centers focused on delivering custom-engineered IaaS hosting solutions including dedicated servers and virtual servers to customers worldwide, has established a 40GE port connection to the Asteroid Internet Excha Read more »

HAL24K selected for Microsoft’s ScaleUp Program

Data science specialist HAL24K has been chosen as one of only nine participants in the Microsoft ScaleUp Program. Formerly known as Microsoft Accelerator, the ScaleUp Program is designed to fuel the growth of a select number of innovative, enterprise-ready companies, by providing access to sales, marketing and technology. Read more »

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