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Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments

Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments JoomPay, a startup with a similar product to PayPayl-owned Venmo in the US, is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app allows people to send […]

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PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more

PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more PayPal this week laid out its vision for the future of its digital wallet platform and its PayPal and Venmo apps. During its third-quarter earnings on Monday, the company said it plans to roll out substantial changes to […]

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Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card

Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo launches a credit card PayPal -owned mobile payment app Venmo […]

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Who will the winners be in the future of fintech?

Who will the winners be in the future of fintech? Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s next decade will look radically different Libra’s critics […]

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Delphia wants to turn your data into investment capital through collective action

Delphia wants to turn your data into investment capital through collective action A lot of companies talk about the value of your data, and about helping you get more control over the information you share, but Toronto-based Delphia is unique in aiming to build a viable, sustainable and scalable way to take […]

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Venmo to launch its first credit card in 2020

Venmo to launch its first credit card in 2020 Venmo announced today its plans to launch its first-ever credit card. The card is being issued partnership with Synchrony, already the issuer behind Venmo parent company PayPal’s Extras Mastercard and Cashback Mastercard, in an expanded relationship. The move is meant to help Venmo, […]

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Colonna call, timing a VC pitch, WeChat, patents, and growth

Colonna call, timing a VC pitch, WeChat, patents, and growth Editor’s Note: Shortened week Due to the U.S. Independence Day holiday this week on July 4th, Extra Crunch will not be publishing our normal editorial on Thursday and Friday of this week, nor will we send out this EC Roundup newsletter on […]

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Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot

Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot Sam Lessin, a former product management executive at Facebook and old friend to Mark Zuckerberg, incorporated his latest startup under the name “Fin Exploration Company.” Why? Well, because he wanted to explore. The company — co-founded alongside Andrew Kortina, best known […]

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Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings

Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings A computer science student has scraped seven million Venmo transactions to prove that users’ public activity can still be easily obtained, a year after a privacy researcher downloaded hundreds of millions of Venmo transactions in a similar feat. Dan Salmon said he […]

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Which types of startups are most often profitable?

Which types of startups are most often profitable? Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor Founder Stories: Webflow’s Y Combinator Journey I co-run an […]

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