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Carl Frampton: ‘I’ve got a bigger platform than I ever had and this part of my career could be the best yet’

“It’s very important (this fight) for my own career really,” explained Frampton this week” writes Boxing Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. This part of my career could be the biggest yet and I’ve done pretty well before.But linking up with MTK and a new trainer in Jamie Moore, and with Frank Warren and BT Sport, it’s given me a huge platform, a bigger platform than I ever had before. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Small businesses reap the benefit of AI and QuickBooks’ far-reaching product vision

“Enter QuickBooks, the largest platform for small businesses and self-employed in the world, with nearly 2.4M subscribers” writes Vb Staff for venturebeat.com. For instance, QuickBooks Capital employs a breakthrough credit model powered by more than 26 billion QuickBooks data points to give small businesses access to funding at the moment of need.Each year, more than one million small businesses search for an accountant through the Find-a-ProAdvisor platform.QuickBooks is getting smarter in how it connects small businesses and the self-employed to the people and things that matter most.QuickBooks is an AI…

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Want to make music on Spotify? A new acquisition could make it possible.

“Spotify has acquired online music creation platform Soundtrap, which allows people to make and record songs from any device, using a variety of tools” writes Jason Abbruzzese for mashable.com. Soundtrap represents a small move by Spotify to get into the music creation business, while also embracing a platform that could provide some of that community.Spotify announced the acquisition in a blog post, and noted that the company will still operate as it has. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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India Central Bank Clears Infibeam For B2B Payments Launch

“The company is collaborating with the Federal Bank to implement a B2B payments infrastructure aimed at streamlining B2B logistics payments, reports said at the time” reports pymnts.com. In another B2B payments initiative for the country, last year 4TiGo expanded in the market to tackle fragmented B2B payments in the logistics space.India’s central bank, the Royal Bank of India (RBI), has cleared the way for eCommerce company Infibeam to launch a B2B payments service, according to news from Inc42.Infibeam is looking to integrate B2B payments capabilities into its existing CCAvenue payments platform…

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Banks Beware. Etherecash Makes Serious Waves in P2P Lending, Sending, and Debit Cards. ICO Begins

“The Etherecash platform is a complete ecosystem to bring speed, security and reliability in the way we lend, send and spend” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. With the Etherecash platform, those who are amongst the 2.5 billion persons without basic financial services, will be catapulted to a new era of blockchain based banking.Etherecash are holding an ICO to support the ongoing development of their platform and revolutionize the crypto banking sphere.Etherecash offers crypto backed Peer-to-peer loans that are simply based off the strength of users’ crypto-portfolios. Source: cryptocoinsnews.com Share This:

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Creators, Your Facebook Tool Kit Has Arrived

“However, the most exciting tool is the Community Tab, which seems to address a common challenge facing creators in 2017: Reaching audiences on every social platform” writes What Is Facebook for refinery29.com. Facebook owns Instagram, but until now, it’s largely kept what you do on one platform separate from the other. Plus, it promises to decrease the amount of toggling you need to do between apps. Source: refinery29.com Share This:

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American Express Opens Ripple-Based International Blockchain Payments Channel

“Developed through a partnership between the American Express International Payments (FXIP) business, enterprise blockchain startup Ripple, and banking firm Santander UK, the blockchain-based payment channel will reduce the time it takes to settle international payments from days to seconds” writes unknown author for cryptocoinsnews.com. American Express has announced the creation of a blockchain-based business-to-business payments channel that will enable businesses to settle payments between the U.S. and the U.K. almost instantaneously.Although this is one of the first major examples of blockchain technology receiving real-world implementation in an enterprise environment, American…

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American Express and Santander partner with blockchain startup Ripple to ease US-UK money transfers using Ripple’s platform

“American Express and Santander have partnered with financial technology firm Ripple to speed up cross-border payments between the U.S. and the U.K. by using blockchain technology” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. American Express’ blockchain project will initially allow customers in the U.S. to connect instant, traceable cross-border non-card payments to U.K. Santander bank accounts.Payments made by American Express’ business customers on its FX International Payments (FXIP) platform will now be routed through Ripple’s enterprise blockchain network, RippleNet.It was originally used to record all bitcoin transactions but increasingly businesses are finding…

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Goldman Sachs’ lending platform is booming

“As such, Goldman Sachs is likely to remain the dominant incumbent in the digital lending space for the foreseeable future” writes Maria Terekhova for businessinsider.com. Other banks may be tempted to emulate Goldman Sachs’ move into lending, but they should proceed with caution.Goldman Sachs launched its digital consumer lending platform, Marcus, in October 2016, and was already displaying rapid growth in June, when it announced it had originated $1 billion in loans in just eight months.Although consumer credit demand in the US is growing, and Goldman Sachs’ success with Marcus may tempt more of its…

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Start-up launches an A.I. voice assistant to help online retailers battle Amazon

“Retailers know that their customers don’t know what they want when they come to their site” writes Arjun Kharpal for cnbc.com. Irish start-up Voysis has created an artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant that it is aiming to license to retailers in a bid to help them compete with e-commerce titan Amazon.Voysis’ voice technology, which launched Thursday, can be integrated into an online retailer’s app or mobile website allowing shoppers to buy products using their voices. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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