Mastercard Buys CipherTrace to Boost Its Own Crypto Capabilities

Mastercard announced it has acquired CipherTrace, as the payments company continues to expand its crypto capabilities.

Biden Executive Order to Target Increased Competition

President Joe Biden is signing an executive order aimed at increasing competition in the US market.

WhatsApp Now Delivering Over 100 Billion Messages a Day

WhatsApp is now delivering over 100 billion messages a day, solidifying its position as one of the most popular communication methods.

Facebook Suffers Setback As Brazil Suspends WhatsApp Payments

Facebook’s plans for WhatsApp have suffered a setback as Brazil’s central bank has suspended payments within the app.

Samsung Joining Tech Giants In Offering Debit Card

Samsung is the latest tech giant to announce plans to offer its own branded debit card.

Use Apple Card to Buy An iPhone With Zero Interest

Earlier this year, Apple unveiled the Apple Card, a credit card issued in partnership with Goldman Sachs. Today, the company took the next logical step, announcing that Apple Card can now be used to purchase an iPhone interest-free for 24…

Uber Wants to Go Public in 18-24 Months, According to Leaked Documents

According to a leaked presentation to potential investors in China, Uber plans to go public in the next 18-24 months – putting the IPO sometime near the end of 2016 to the middle of 2017. Reuters reports on the documents,…

Facebook Patents a Way to Let Lenders Reject You Based on Your Friends’ Crappy Credit

Facebook’s filed a new patent, and it might make you think twice about the (virtual) company you keep. Here’s the abstract of Facebook’s new patent: In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing a graph structure comprising a plurality of nodes…

Uber Is Now a $50 Billion (Valued) Company

Throw some more money on the Uber stacks. The on-demand car company has just raised another cool $1 billion, according to sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal. The $1 billion brings the total funding to $5. The company is…

Facebook Earnings: $4.04 Billion in Revenue, MAUs Climb to 1.49B

Facebook has just reported its second quarter earnings, and the company has topped analyst expectations. Facebook posted earnings of $0.50 per share on $4.04 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted earnings of $0.47 per share on $3.99 billion in revenue.…