Social lending savers could be rewarded with tax relief
SAVERS prepared to forsake the traditional market and try the new 'social lending' platforms could be rewarded by a big rise in rates this year if their accounts become eligible for tax relief.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Global payment card market: Latest market research analysed
Produced on a monthly basis, the Tracker is a global product and covers over 150 players, including American Express, Barclaycard, Capital One, Citigroup, Discover, GE Money, First Data, HSBC, JCB, MasterCard, Standard Chartered and Visa.
Capital One to enable peer-to-peer money transfers via e-mail, mobile devices
ClearXchange was founded in 2011 as a bank-focused payments company with memberships open to banks and credit unions of all sizes.
Point of View/ Takeshi Jingu: Investor protection needed in China's growing Internet finance
While Japanese media coverage of Chinese finance is predominately focused on shadow banking, Internet finance is a hot topic in .
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Azimo Raises $10M Series A Led By Greycroft Partners To Expand Money Transfer Service
More evidence that the online money transfer space is heating up significantly, as startups aim to disrupt the banks and incumbents such as Western Union.
Is Popcorn Time really immune from copyright liability?
Meet Popcorn Time , the Napster for the streaming age. This is the Netflix of unlicensed P2P file-sharing sites, bringing HD movies to the masses for free, at the click of a button, no waiting required.
Oakland County man who tried to flee to Mexico after child pornography plea gets 17 years
A Highland Township man who tried to flee to Mexico with with survival gear after pleading guilty to child pornography charges was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
MSPs and OFT call for shake-up of banks to help SMEs
The dominance in Scotland of RBS and Bank of Scotland should be broken by establishing new sources of credit for small and medium sized enterprises , the Scottish Parliament's Economy Committee has said.
Low-cost P2P Networks Threaten to Disrupt Business-to-Business Payment Model
The paradigm is shifting for payments. New market entrants threaten to disenfranchise legacy systems for business-to-business payments because emerging person-to-person or peer-to-peer solutions are efficient, easy to use, and for the most part free.
Wells Fargo reverses employee ban on peer-to-peer lending
John Stumpf, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, this week reversed course on the bank's employee ban on investing in loans made through peer-to-peer lending sites such as Lending Club and Prosper, both based in San Francisco.
Opinion: Lawmakers Must Step Aside, Let P2P Grow
Peer-to-peer businesses, or P2P businesses, are forming a new innovative marketplace that, after ten years in the making, has now burst onto the scene, capitalizing on new technologies and mobile connectivity.
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WestPac fund buys stake in Oz P2P lending platform SocietyOne
Westpac's new venture capital fund has taken a A$5 million stake in Australian peer-to-peer lending platform SocietyOne.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Elk County Man Arrested for Child Porn
March10,2014 Elk County man arrested in ongoing child pornography investigation HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of an Elk County man as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.
Popcorn Time makes movie piracy as easy as watching Netflix
To hear Hollywood tell it, movie piracy is rampant. But while a lot of people do illegally download copyrighted content from the Internet, there are plenty of barriers to doing so.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
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For Bitcoin Sleuths, Things Get Curiouser and Curiouser
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, the man named as Bitcoin's creator, has denied he is the man behind the controversial virtual currency.
Dynamic User Behavior-Based Piracy Propagation Monitoring in Wireless Peer-to-Peer Networks
Unfortunately, because of fast and effective content sharing without strict authorization mechanism, wireless P2P networks are abused and suffer from massive copyright infringement problems.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Bitcoin 'father' denies any ties, wrangles free lunch
A reclusive Japanese American man thought to be the father of Bitcoin has emerged from his Southern California home and denied any involvement with the digital currency, before leading reporters on a car chase leading to the headquarters of the Associated Press.
JXTA: a technology facilitating mobile peer-to-peer networks
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The Analysis of Kademlia for random IDs
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Gracenote Doubles Down on Social Data with Musicmetric
The deal will focus on leveraging Musicmetric's global music fan profiling data, including BitTorrent and sentiment reports, to further Gracenote's ability in identifying new and emerging artists before they hit mainstream.