Five at Five: A New AI and FinTech Investment Push

Rocket Internet Eyes AI, FinTech Investments

Citing comments that Rocket Internet made after reporting earnings Tuesday (May 29), Reuters reported that CEO Oliver Samwer wants to invest in the tech sector, but didn’t offer a time frame as to when the company will deploy its cash.

WhatsApp Speeds Up Indian Payments Expansion

As early as next week, pay via WhatsApp might be up and ready to go for the whole of India, potentially putting the service in the hands of up to 200 million consumers.

US Faces Shortage Of 50,000 Truck Drivers

The trucking industry faces some challenges: The lifestyle can be challenging, with drivers working long hours away from home for long periods of time. In addition, electronic logging devices limit the number of hours a driver can work.

Wyoming Lures Crypto Companies With Friendly Laws

Republican Governor Matt Mead signed into law legislation on limited liability corporations that is more friendly to blockchain companies, making so-called “utility tokens” an asset class and exempting cryptocurrency from state property taxes.

QR Codes Are Gaining A Brighter Profile

The digital payments tool has been enjoying some love and attention over the past few weeks, though the prospects for the platform remain relatively limited outside of Asia, at least according to one report.


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With an estimated 64 million connected cars on the road by year’s end, QSRs are scrambling to win consumer drive-time dollars via in-dash ordering capabilities, while automakers like Tesla are developing new retail-centric charging stations. The PYMNTS Commerce Connected Playbook explores how the connected car is putting $230 billion worth of connected car spend into overdrive.


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