Tag: Finance

Industry, Workforce

Economic challenges tighten CISO compensation: IANS study

October 10, 2023

Via: CSO Online

The ongoing economic challenges are severely impacting CISOs, many of whom are struggling to get any salary hikes at all while new job postings for the role are on a decline, according to an IANS study. The IANS study, evaluating […]

Industry, Workforce

Former head of Mint raises $4.5M for Lean to give gig workers access to financial products

September 8, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Gig and independent workers have different needs than salaried employees when it comes to financial products. It’s a challenge that Tilak Joshi, founder of Lean, became acutely aware of during his tenure as head of Mint and years as a […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

TaxDown banks ~$3M for tech that helps people get their taxes done

March 12, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Madrid-based TaxDown, which automates income tax filing by calculating regional deductions due to users so they don’t have to navigate complex tax rules themselves, has raised €2.4 million (~$3M) in seed funding. US-based FJ Labs has joined TaxDown’s investment board […]


FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security

September 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Mass. with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities. Ayre claimed that users could buy equity in his company, Rocky […]

Federal, Policy

White House’s Kudlow says China looks ‘terrible.’ Data show otherwise

August 17, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

China’s economy is far from “collapsing” or looking “terrible,” contrary to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow’s characterization of the Asian country. “I’m not a China expert, although I’m boning up as fast as I can, I would just say […]


32 class-action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft 1Q18: Office 365 is booming, Azure continues to climb

October 27, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft has posted its results for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. Revenue was $24.5 billion, an increase of 12 percent year on year, with an operating income of $7.7 billion, up 15 percent, a net income of […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft 3Q17: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps

April 28, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

In its third quarter of its 2017 financial year, Microsoft posted revenue of $22.1 billion, up 8 percent year-on-year, with an operating income of $5.6 billion, up 6 percent on a year ago, net income of $5.7 billion, up 28 […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Blockchain is empowering the future of insurance

October 31, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

The embers of innovation are beginning to char the massive $1.2 trillion underbelly of the largest industry in the world. Every segment of insurance is under competition by entrepreneurs touting new ways to underprice risk, creating new types of premiums […]

Federal, Policy

A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

July 26, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Ever since it moved into the mainstream Bitcoin has had a bit of an identity crisis. Mainly because no one is really sure whether it should be considered money or property. The IRS says it’s property for tax purposes, the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France

May 31, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Google was caught by surprise. Last week, nearly 100 employees of France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des Finances) raided Google’s office in Paris for a tax non-compliance investigation. French financial prosecutor Éliane Houlette told Europe 1 that her […]


The delayed revolution in digital financial services

April 11, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Technology has transformed how we work, communicate and travel. In contrast, modern digital technology has not yet transformed financial services. Open data is the key to change in this sector of the economy. The time has come for the financial […]


Government Should Think Before Imposing Heavy Regulation On Fintech

August 3, 2015

Via: Rohit Arora

On July 16, the U.S. Treasury Department finally made a move that many fintech professionals have expected – and some dreaded – for years. They issued a Request for Information (RFI) for online marketplaces. Their goal is to “allow policymakers […]


Banks balance security and workflow when encrypting in the cloud

August 1, 2015

Via: itCurated

When financial institutions store data in the cloud, they use different kinds of encryption depending on security and workflow requirements, according to a new report from CipherCloud.Of 50 major global financial institutions studied, 40 percent use tokenization for highly sensitive […]


What The U.S. Can Learn About Financial Inclusion From The Developing World

May 23, 2015

Via: Matt Homer

Financial inclusion — expanding access to financial services to those on the margins — is often advocated as a priority for the developing world. And rightly so: It can increase economic security for the people who need it most and […]


Army Budget Boss: Threats, Uncertainty Reign

March 4, 2015

Via: Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

ARLINGTON: No one knows what the 2016 budget is really going to be. In fact, no one can even plan properly for what it might be, the highest-ranking budgeteer in Army uniformmade clear this morning. The uncertainty is coming at […]