Congressional antitrust investigators are concerned over Google’s new plan to use a new internet protocol. On Sept. 13, investigators for the House Judiciary Committee requested information about Google’s “decision regarding whether to adopt or promote the adoption” of the protocol, which will reportedly encrypt traffic.
The Nasdaq stock exchange is tightening restrictions and making approvals more difficult for Chinese companies. This move comes as many initial public offerings (IPOs) are raising money from Chinese outfits over U.S. investors.
A new study shows that social media and online marketplace scams are much more successful than phone scams. Scammers net an average of $600 on platforms like Craigslist and eBay with offers of fake concert tickets or used cars.
Marcus, a consumer bank launched in 2016 and run by Goldman Sachs, has lost a total of $1.3 billion so far. The company said it will continue and wants to get consumer banking right.
PYMNTS CEO Karen Webster takes a deep dive into Apple’s new streaming service and its broader financial implications.
“Consumers will ultimately slim down the number of subscription services to only those that offer the best mix of content — movies, sports, original programming, old favorites, etc.,” she writes. “Apple is investing heavily to make sure they stay on that list.”
Visa said it is expanding its partnership with London-based FinTech Revolut to include five new regions reaching 24 markets — bringing Revolut’s total global footprint to 56 markets.
“Visa is taking an active role in working with FinTechs and emerging players who are entering the payments ecosystem at a rapid pace,” Visa Chief Product Officer Jack Forestell told PYMNTS of the news.