Memorial Day Celebrates Wondrous American Freedoms, and Those Who Defend Them
May 28, 2022

It’s Memorial Day weekend 2022, the official start of summer (although the June 21 solstice might disagree). This is the holiday when we remember fallen military with love and gratitude, while celebrating all the freedoms and fun of the nation they defended. First things first....

London’s Notting Hill Carnival Moves Online
August 28, 2020

One of Europe’s largest and oldest annual street festivals will still go on this year, but it will be virtual. Starting Saturday (Aug. 29) and running through Monday (Aug. 31), this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, a London tradition since the 1960’s, can be enjoyed online and in...

Square Premieres Second Short Film In Small Business Series
June 19, 2017

Square premiered Made in Iowa last week, the second short film in its For Every Kind of Dream series. According a press release, the series documents the dreams of small business owners in America. Square is a financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment...

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Accept Innovation Launches FinTech Entrepreneur Scholarship For Vets, Immigrants
March 16, 2017

Accept Innovation announced on Wednesday (March 15) the launch of a scholarship fund aimed at supporting immigrant and military veteran entrepreneurs who are creating businesses centered on FinTech. In a press release, Accept Innovation said the Accept Innovation Scholarship Fund was revealed during the PYMNTS Innovation...

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Making The Virtual Future Of Commerce A Reality
February 27, 2017

The payments industry is on the verge of a new (virtual) frontier. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) aren’t just the latest buzz phrases being used across the payments landscape — the technologies present new possibilities of commerce experiences for both consumers and merchants....

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And The Winners Are … The Payments Academy Awards
February 25, 2017

“Life,” the main character in a multiple Academy Award-winning picture once observed, “is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Lucky for all of us, the Academy Awards is almost nothing at all like real life — and as...

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PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Awards Finalists Span 80+ Companies
February 16, 2017

Voting is now open for the PYMNTS 2017 Innovator Awards. This years’ winners will be announced live at the PYMNTS Innovator Awards Dinner — the closing ceremony of the Innovation Project® 2017. The Awards Dinner will be hosted by Jason Alexander, whom millions know for...

After Election, FinTech Still Indecisive About Trump
November 10, 2016

The dust is settling on the American election. Admittedly a little slowly. And as the dust is settling – the questions are percolating, particularly in FinTech when the question of the morning day seems to be: What happens now? Will it be good news or...

Looking For The Future Of Financial Services?
February 03, 2015

Almost five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, a multitude of alternative finance schemes have emerged to challenge the banking status quo and to develop platforms that have re-imagined almost every aspect of traditional banking and...