Alibaba’s Ant Financial may have won the bidding war for MoneyGram after upping its...

Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate company focused on financial services, appears to have finally won its battle with Euronet to acquire MoneyGram, the U.S.-based cross-border payments...

Simple is closing some customer bank accounts, and users are mad as hell

Simple, the online banking service that promised to be a better alternative to big banks like Chase or Citibank, is falling short of some users’...

Uber shares growing financials to distract from negative publicity

Uber, the popular ride-hailing startup shared a grip of new financial metrics with Bloomberg today. The numbers indicate that the company is still growing at...

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup focused on computer vision

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own...

Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking...

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who...

Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead

That Qualtrics IPO many have been expecting is on hold for now. The online market research platform has just raised its third round for $180 million...

Alibaba’s Ant Financial to develop services in Indonesia as global expansion continues

Ant Financial, the fintech company affiliated with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is continuing its global expansion. The firm has taken its first official step into Indonesia today after...

Europe funds another data accelerator to get startups tackling societal problems

A new European Commission funded startup accelerator, Data Pitch, is being launched today with the aim of connecting established businesses and organisations with lots of data with startups...

Peter Fenton is leaving Twitter’s board of directors

Benchmark partner Peter Fenton, who had been on Twitter’s board since 2009, will not seek re-election after his term expires in 2016 according to a...

Identity management software provider Okta seeks to raise $187M with IPO pricing

Okta is setting an increasingly ambitious target for its IPO, now officially pricing it at $17 per share set for its debut tomorrow — and...

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Netflix adds a screensaver to its TV apps to promote its...

Netflix quietly launched a new discovery feature this week aimed at promoting its original programming to users who...