Enterprise Data Storage And Security Land Top VC Funds

More than $205 million in financing was invested in B2B startups this week, signaling investors’ continued appetite for these players as the seasons turn. Cybersecurity, per usual, saw a busy week, while workforce management, alternative small business lending, supply chain management, and other financial services also secured rounds. But it was an enterprise data management firm, taking advantage of corporates’

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SignaPay Adds Financing, Procurement Features For Merchants

Payments processing company SignaPay is stepping up its presence within merchants’ back offices, introducing new features for businesses to manage finances. In a press release on Thursday (Aug. 30), SignaPay announced the launch of Merchant Benefits Club, SignaCash and ACH payments. Its Merchant Benefits Club is a procurement feature that links merchants to suppliers with access to vendor discounts. The

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Hong Kong Readies First Digital Banking Licenses

Hong Kong’s financial services market is gearing up for a battle between FinTechs and traditional institutions as the government prepares to issue its first online-only banking licenses. Reports in Reuters on Thursday (Aug. 30) said that FinTechs, telecommunications companies and other banks are expected to apply for the licenses as Hong Kong works to promote competition in its retail and

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Organizations Struggling With Vendor Risk Mitigation

A new report from Dun & Bradstreet finds that businesses see supplier risk mitigation as a top challenge in their supply chain management operations. According to recent reports in Supply Chain Dive, a D&B survey of 1,100 financial risk managers found that most agree their own efforts to manage supplier viability create risk for their own organizations. These professionals cite

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The Multiple Parts of Innovation

What did you do in high school? Unless you were a roadie for a major rock band — and you weren’t — you probably did nothing as cool as some recently graduated high schoolers in California did. As described in a brand new PYMNTS interview piece, they invented an assistive armband device that is designed to make payments and commerce

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The Secret Of Hacking A Human

Tony Sales — director of strategic development at We Fight Fraud, a security firm dedicated to helping businesses fend off fraudsters — knows something about security that most security professionals do not. It can always be broken, because no matter how slick the technology and systems we use, there is always a human being that can be hacked as part of

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The Real Hunger Games: A Battle Royale In The Grocery Aisles

Ten years ago, one-time television writer Susan Collins published the first installment in her post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult novel trilogy, “The Hunger Games.” (Ten-year-old spoilers to follow…) For those who somehow missed the book, the movies and the brief but intense mania that surrounded the series a few years ago, “The Hunger Games” trilogy is a much more fun read,

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Reformed Fraudster Now Fighting Fraud

Most people’s first job was babysitting, or delivering the paper, or perhaps working at a local shop. But none of those jobs really appealed to a young Tony Sales – because they weren’t lucrative enough. Fraud, on the other hand, paid extremely well, a fact he learned at the age of 13 when he embarked on his first subscription scam. Sales

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