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Retail
National Ice Cream Day Gets a Sprinkle of Digital Transformation...

Sunday (July 21) is National Ice Cream Day, and as the...

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Meta
Nigerian Regulator Fines Meta $220 Million, Alleging Privacy Law Violations 

A Nigerian regulator has fined Meta $220 million, saying the privacy...

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Business
Microsoft Outage Could Produce ‘Insurance Catastrophe’

Insurers reportedly could be facing hundreds or thousands of business interruption claims...

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Connected Economy
Businesses Scramble for Backup After CrowdStrike Update Hobbles IT Networks

If there ever was a day that needed a Plan B,...

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Legal
Federal Reserve Fines Green Dot $44 Million, Alleging Unfair Practices

The Federal Reserve Board said Friday (July 19) that it fined Green Dot...

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Earnings
Fifth Third Leans on Strategic Automation, Payments Innovations

This quarter’s bank earnings, like the macroenvironment, have been mixed and...

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Personnel
Magic Leap Cuts 75 Jobs, Shifts Focus to Technology Licensing

Augmented reality (AR) startup Magic Leap reportedly cut 75 jobs on Thursday (July...

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Earnings
Netflix Co-CEO Touts Programming Flexibility and Eyes Ads Tier Business

During Thursday’s Q2 earnings call, Netflix officials discussed a redesigned homepage...

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Acquisitions
Congresswoman Waters Urges Regulators to Reject Capital One-Discover Merger

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) reiterated her opposition to the proposed Capital...

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artificial intelligence
Meta’s AI Retreat May Signal EU Regulatory Minefield

Facebook parent Meta’s decision to withhold its latest multimodal artificial intelligence...

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Connected Economy
They Said That: Notable Quotables From the Week of July...

This week featured insights from JOOR CEO Kristin Savilia on the...

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Connected Economy
Hospitals Cancel Procedures, Find Manual Workarounds Amid Microsoft Outage

Hospitals are reportedly among the organizations being hit hard by the Microsoft...

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Bank Regulation
Open Banking Faces Challenges as Banks Urge Delay in New...

Open banking, as it emerges more fully in the United States,...

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artificial intelligence
This Week in AI: From Mini GPTs to Construction Cash...

As OpenAI unveils its compact GPT-4o mini and pursues human-level reasoning...

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Subscriptions
Restaurants Tinkering With Subscriptions Turn From Freebies to Discounts

As the restaurant industry aims to figure out how to use...

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Retail
Navigating Change: Insights From Kenneth Cole and Nuts.com

Earlier this month at The Lead Summit in New York City,...

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Earnings
Regions Financial: Business Lending ‘Pipelines Are Beginning to Rebuild’

Regions Financial saw average loans remain stable during the second quarter,...

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B2B Payments
Beyond Payments: What B2B Businesses Can Unlock With Clean Data

In today’s digital world, effective use of data defines increasingly defines...

13 hours ago
artificial intelligence
Big Tech’s AI Ambitions Face Reality Check, PYMNTS Report Shows

Despite big budgets and bold plans, a new survey conducted by...

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Delivery
UPS, FedEx Say Deliveries May Be Delayed by Microsoft Outage

Both UPS and FedEx told their customers Friday (July 19) that...

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Retail
Personalized Luxury: The Key to Winning Wealthy Shoppers

In an era where luxury is becoming increasingly defined by personalization,...

15 hours ago
Consumer Finance
Chinese Consumers Remain Cautious, Investing Instead of Spending

Chinese consumers are reportedly choosing to repay debt and buy wealth management...

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Earnings
Paytm Reports Seeing ‘Green Shoots’ in Business After Regulatory Troubles

Paytm reported Friday (July 19) that its operating revenue slipped again...

16 hours ago
Earnings
Amex Earnings: Gen Z, Millennials Drive Credit Card Volume Growth

American Express earnings released on Friday (July 19) show that consumers...

17 hours ago
Connected Economy
CrowdStrike CEO Updates Solutions to Global Microsoft Outage

The outage that continued to snarl systems from airports to stock...

17 hours ago
artificial intelligence
AI Sparks a Creative Revolution in Business, With an Unexpected...

In the race to harness artificial intelligence (AI), businesses are discovering...

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CFPB
CFPB Targets Tipping Model Used by Serena Williams-Backed SoLo Funds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is intensifying its scrutiny of...

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Restaurant innovation
Why More Restaurants Need to Bite Into Digital Transformation

Today’s restaurant customers crave the convenience of contactless payments, and opportunities...

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Real-Time Payments
It’s the Network, Not the Rail: Ingo Payments’ Edwards Reflects...

Anniversaries are a time to reflect, evaluate and to anticipate what...

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Partnerships
Beyond the Bank: Bank of America’s Strategic Shift to FinTech...

In a business landscape that moves fast, standing still can be...

24 hours ago
Retail
Amazon’s Prime Day Leaves Walmart+ Deal Days in Summer Haze

As Amazon and Walmart compete to win consumers’ retail spending, it...

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Security & Fraud
Intellicheck CEO: Fraudsters Using AT&T’s Call Log Breach to Build...

The right customer data, in the right hands, can have a...

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Fintech Investments
FinTech IPO Index Up 3.8% as Lemonade Surges on UK...

Earnings season has yet to start making headlines and moving stocks...

24 hours ago
Connected Economy
Japan’s Boomers and Seniors Don’t Like Digital. Why That’s a...

In the Land of the Rising Sun, where tradition meets technology,...

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Banking
European Central Bank: Swift Outage Affected Real-Time Gross Settlement System

The outage at Swift that affected the Bank of England also...

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Regulation
UK’s FCA: Financial Firms Must Improve Treatment of Politicians

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is looking to change...

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Streaming
Netflix Adds 8 Million Subscribers, Touts Advertising Revenue 

Netflix released its second-quarter earnings on Thursday (July 18), emphasizing its...

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artificial intelligence
Meta Suspends AI Tools in Brazil Amid Privacy Policy Dispute

Meta has reportedly suspended its generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools in...

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