Discover Makes a Crypto Move with New Hire

Discover Financial hired Alexandra Prodromos this week as a new product manager of blockchain and digital currency, according to her LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for the Riverwoods, Illinois company ...

Payments Dive
June 21, 2021

Wag! Begins Accepting Bitpay, Including Dogecoin
Finance - Pets

The pet services platform Wag! announced on Wednesday (June 16) that it has begun accepting cryptocurrency through BitPay, including — fittingly enough — Dogecoin. Pet parents can use cryptocurre...

June 17, 2021

Verizon Introduces a Children’s Money Management App
Finance - Tech

Verizon Family Money includes a spending card and savings account and is free for 30 days. Verizon is touting a new initiative it says is meant to help improve kids' financial literacy, helping them ...

June 16, 2021

American Express Launches Business Checking Accounts

American Express moved deeper into the banking space with the launch of a business checking account that leverages the automated lending technology of Kabbage, a fintech purchased by American Express ...

Payments Dive
June 16, 2021

MasterCard: Back-to-School Sales to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels
Finance - Retail

The 2021 back-to-school shopping season is expected to be a strong one as more kids head back into classrooms and social events return. Back-to-school sales in the U.S. are expected to grow 5.5% from...

Chain Store Age
June 11, 2021

Domino’s Urges Customers Not to Buy NFTs From the Noid
Dining - Finance

Recent Noid innovations featured in the latest Domino's television campaign, such as the infamous Pizza Crusher, Pizza Slayzer and giant Noid Balloon Blockade, haven't stopped tech-savvy Domino's from...

June 8, 2021

Sheetz to Accept Bitcoin, a First for Convenience Stores
Finance - Retail

Sheetz will enable digital currency payments via Flexa, the leading pure-digital payments network, to provide customers with the ability to pay for items inside the store or fill up their cars, trucks...

May 28, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles | Life Brand
Finance - Partnerships - Sports - Tech

The Philadelphia Eagles and Life Brand  partnered in a multiyer deal that offers unique solutions to help build and protect personal and corporate brands. The deal saw LifeBrand employs AI-pow...

Eagles | Life Brand
May 25, 2021

20 Million Adults Could Dive into the Cryptocurrency Market ov...
Finance - Online - Tech

Nearly 20 million adults in America are planning to buy cryptocurrency over the next year, a study by crypto exchange Gemini foundThe investor population in the cryptocurrency market could nearly doub...

Business Insider
May 13, 2021

EBay Taps into NFT Frenzy, Allows Sale on Platform
Finance - Online

Ebay on Tuesday allowed the sale of non-fungible tokens for digital collectibles like trading cards, images or video clips on its platform, the first e-commerce company to tap into the recent frenzy a...

May 12, 2021

Citi Considers Crypto Services, But Isn’t Rushing In

Citi is weighing the possibility of offering its clients cryptocurrency trading, custody and financing options, the bank’s global head of foreign exchange, Itay Tuchman, told the Financial Times. C...

May 12, 2021

Simon Malls’ CEO Sees Shopper Euphoria as People Return ...
Finance - Retail

Mall owner Simon Property says shoppers are getting back to malls, but that it’s hard to predict what traffic trends are going to look like one year from now. “There’s clearly some level of eup...

May 11, 2021

DoorDash & Chase Bank Extend Partnership with DashPass Me...
Dining - Finance - Tech

Today Chase announced an extension of the relationship with DoorDash to offer complimentary DashPass memberships on most Chase co-brand cards. Starting today, eligible cardmembers can activate and en...

QSR Magazine
May 11, 2021

LA Rams | Rocket Mortgage
Finance - Partnerships - Sports

The LA Rams and Rocket Mortage have partnered to create the ultimate NFL Draft Headquarters. Rocket Mortage converted a 9,000 square foot luxury beach house in Malibu into the LA Rams offical draft...

Square Announces On-Demand Alcohol Delivery for Square Online ...
Finance - Tech

Sellers can now unlock a new commission-free revenue stream through alcohol delivery Today Square announced the ability for sellers to offer alcohol delivery through Square Online’s on-demand deliv...

Restaurant Dive
May 6, 2021

Credit One Bank Launches Credit Card to Support Best Friends A...
Finance - Non-Profit - Partnerships - Pets - Press Releases

Donations equal to 1% of net spend will be given back to fund programs helping animals in shelters. LAS VEGAS, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Credit One Bank, one of the fastest-growing credit card...

Faisal Hussain
May 5, 2021

5 NFT Tips for Content Companies & Creators
Finance - Influencers - Music - Streaming - Tech

When NFTs are coupled with content, they open lucrative revenue opportunities for the owners, creators and distributors of that content. Here’s just some of their applications in the ente...

May 5, 2021

Krispy Kreme Files for IPO
Dining - Finance

Krispy Kreme first went public in 2000 but had to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy following financial restatements and investigations into its accounting practices. The company was then bought by JAB Holdi...

Shopify & Square to Profit from the Start-Up Boom
Finance - Retail - Tech

Isabelle Rodriguez penned the tweet she would send from her grave. But 24-year-old Rodriguez wasn’t dying, or even ill. She was using Cake, a new “app” that lets you plan your funeral. Selling ...

May 3, 2021

Safeway & Target Use Google Pay to Push Promotions
Finance - Online - Retail - Tech

Safeway and Target are working with Google to display weekly grocery discounts in the Google Pay mobile app, according to a blog post on Thursday by Josh Woodward, director of product management for t...

April 30, 2021

Fortnite’s Cash Cow is PlayStation, Not iOS, Court Documents...
Electronics - Finance - Gaming - Tech

Earlier this month, we learned that the iOS version of Fortnite was a huge revenue driver for Epic Games — the game earned more than $700 million from iOS customers over the two years before it was ...

The Verge
April 30, 2021

Spotify CEO Insists Arsenal Takeover Bid is “Very Serious”
Finance - Sports

Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek insists his takeover bid for English soccer giants Arsenal is “very serious”. Swedish billionaire Ek last week said he would be interested in purchasing the Prem...

Sports Pro Media
April 30, 2021

Starbucks Q2 Results Show Full Sales Recovery in the U.S.
Beverages - Finance

Starbucks (SBUX) reported fiscal second-quarter earnings results after the closing bell on Tuesday, with same-store sales rebounding from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic and the coffee giant ra...

Yahoo! Finance
April 28, 2021

Beware Pricey Summer Flights: Airlines Pushing Fares Higher as...
Finance - Travel

U.S. airline executives are the most optimistic they've been since the coronavirus pandemic began thanks to an unfolding travel rebound fueled by vaccination rates, COVID case trends and the easing of...

USA Today
April 23, 2021

100 Thieves Collaborates with Cash App to Launch Cash Card
Esports - Finance - Gaming

North American esports organisation 100 Thieves has collaborated with Cash App to launch the 100 Thieves Cash Card. According to the release, the cash card will cost $5, with $1 of every card purchas...

Esports Insider
April 22, 2021

PGA Tour Creates $40m Bonus Pool to Reward Players Driving Eng...
Finance - Sponsorships - Sports

Golf’s PGA Tour has created a US$40 million bonus pool designed to reward players who drive fan and sponsor engagement, according to Golfweek. The ‘Player Impact Program’ is reportedly a direct...

Sports Pro Media
April 22, 2021

Global Brands Unveil ‘Planet Pledge’ Commitment to...
Beverages - CPG - Finance

Some of the world’s biggest advertisers, including Unilever, Diageo, Mastercard, Dole and Tesco, have made a series of new commitments to act on the climate emergency, following research which has s...

Brand Times
April 22, 2021

Here Comes the Dreaded Post-Pandemic Price Increases
CPG - Dining - Finance - Retail

For months, investors have been bracing for signs that prices will increase as the post-pandemic economic recovery gathers steam. Well, they're here. What's happening: Consumer products giant Procter...

CNN Business
April 21, 2021

Everything Apple Announced at it’s Spring Loaded Event
Electronics - Finance - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

From tweaks to the Apple Card to all new iMacs and iPads, Apple crammed this one-hour event with news. New iMacs, new Apple TV, new Apple AirTags, new iPad Prods, Apple Card, Apple Podcasts, purple iP...

April 21, 2021

Venmo Just Put Crypto Access in the Palm of Everyone’s H...
Finance - Tech

Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have gone increasingly mainstream, but Tuesday's announcement that Venmo is adding crypto support just put crypto access in the palm of everyone's hand. Venmo, wh...

CNN Business
April 21, 2021

Pay at Whole Foods by Scanning Your Palm
Finance - Retail

Amazon will let customers at some Whole Foods stores pay with simple wave of their hands. The company announced Wednesday it is bringing palm scanners to one of its Whole Foods stores in Seattle, wit...

April 21, 2021

CryptoKickers Signs Wilson Chandler to Virtual Shoe Deal
Finance - Sports - Tech

NBA veteran Wilson Chandler has signed a virtual shoe deal with CryptoKickers, a virtual fashion startup selling digital sneakers as NFTs. The footwear collectibles are verified on the Ethereum blockc...

Sport Techie
April 21, 2021

NFT Prices are Plummeting. What Could this Mean for the Art Wo...
Fashion - Finance - Tech

Scam, pyramid scheme and tech speculation bubble -- such have been the more cynical responses to the meteoric rise of the NFT (non-fungible token) market. So has the boom gone bust already? Perhaps, ...

CNN Style
April 19, 2021

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Series to Cost $465 Million f...
Finance - Streaming

The first season of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV show is reported to cost the retail giant a frankly difficult to imagine $465 million to produce. Just to save you from having to re-read that, ...

The Verge
April 19, 2021

Shopify Stock Drops on News of C-Suite Exodus, But There’s N...

Investors in e-commerce giant and Canada’s most valuable company Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) haven’t enjoyed 2021 quite so much as 2020. Last year, SHOP stock delivered a return of 188%. This year? While ...

Investor Place
April 19, 2021

Wendy’s CEO: We are on our way to 8,000 restaurants by 2...
Dining - Finance - Retail

Wendy's isn't letting the pandemic stop it from ramping up new restaurant openings around the world. The company plans to open 250 restaurants globally in 2021, giving it about 7,000 locations by yea...

Yahoo Finance
April 16, 2021

Yes, the IRS Can Tax Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies. What ...
Finance - Tech

Even though you can buy things with bitcoin, it's not the same as cash. At least not in the eyes of the IRS. Virtual currencies are taxed as property, or as an investment, when you sell them. And usi...

CNN Business
April 16, 2021

Sotheby’s CEO explains why NFTs are the future
Finance - Tech

Despite what Pete Davidson's rap spoof suggests, NFT isn't just for crazy kids with cash to burn. You want proof? You can buy them at Sotheby's. The market for the unique digital collectibles remains...

April 16, 2021

Apple Agrees to Testify Before U.S. Senate on App Store Antitr...
Electronics - Finance - Gaming

A senior Apple Inc executive has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate on competition issues related to mobile app stores, days after panel leaders criticized the company for refusing to appear. T...

April 12, 2021

Epic Fine With Losing Over $300M on Epic Games Store Exclusive...
Finance - Gaming - Tech

To take on Steam, Epic Games has spent the past two years shoveling Fortnite money into the Epic Games Store, making over 100 exclusivity deals and giving away free games every week. We knew Epic was ...

PC Gamer
April 12, 2021

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