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AMZN Stock Gains 3% in Pre-Market, Amazon May Buy Zoom-like Company to Replace Chime App

Amazon could buy a company like Zoom or Slack and replace its Chime app. Such an acquisition may help Amazon immediately increase its user base and at the same time focus on infrastructure. AMZN stock is up in the pre-market.Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock has been showing good performance for several days in a row since last Thursday. Then, it was trading at $1,920.20. On Friday, Amazon stock was up in pre-market and climbed further during the trading session and closed slightly down at...

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Robinhood Crypto and Stock Trading App Was Offline Again

Last week major stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood experienced a major outage. On March 9, it went offline again.The Robinhood app went offline again. This comes as the fintech app reportedly ceased to function. Sources say that this is the second time this has occurred. This puts the commission-free trading app in a position where losses are mounting. Already various social media show that some users are migrating to other platforms. Goodbye #RobinHood ✌?...

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Visa Is Acquiring Fintech Startup Plaid in $5.3 Billion Deal

Credit card giant Visa is acquiring Plaid, San Francisco-based company that focuses on democratizing financial services through technology. The sum of the acquisition made up $5.3 billion, which is twice as much as Plaid’s valuation in 2018.We’re incredibly excited to share that Plaid is joining @Visa!Together, we’re looking forward to expanding our products for developers and connecting consumers with the fintech services that are making money easier for everyone. More details...

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Experts Predict Major Penetration of Big Tech Companies in FinTech Industry in 2020

Financial Technology (FinTech) has been the talk of the town this year and will continue to remain the next year as well! Big Tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, etc. have already pulled up their socks to grab a considerable share in the evolving financial space.Furthermore, 2019 has been a good year witnessing significant growth in awareness and exposure for FinTech startups and companies. Besides, the industry has also managed to attract massive funding for the development of...

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Neobank Albo Gets $19M Series A Investment

Nowadays we hear a lot about startups trying to capitalize on the fintech opportunity. One did such a thing now in Mexico by closing on a new sum of funding. What began as a $7.4 million Series A last January now has now grown to $26.4 million in a recent extension of Mexican challenger bank Albo.Led by the U.S.-based Valar Ventures this event can be marked as one of the largest early rounds for a Mexican startup. It seems Albo got its investment from Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, in the...

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