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Industry Overview: P2P Banking

Peer-to-peer mobile payment application Venmo reported $8 billion in transactions for the second quarter of 2017, doubling its 2016 second quarter numbers. With this trajectory, analysts believe Venmo could process nearly $85 billion in transitions by 2019. Whether it is sending money to a roommate for rent or paying a friend for a night out, P2P mobile payment applications enable faster exchanges, but the numbers also illustrate a growing trend […]

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Net Neutrality 2017: The Battle Continues…

On July 12, 2017, a number of website landing pages will display “blocked,” “please upgrade,” or “paying customers only” banners. Fortunately for active users, the banners will only last 24 hours. These protest banners (example below) will be part of “The Day of Action”,which is supported by the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Reddit, OkCupid, Etsy, and a broad coalition of tech, media/social media, e-commerce, and other companies that peg their livelihood to […]

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Technology Briefing: Hacking Vehicles

A few months ago, we looked at the legislative developments surrounding driverless vehicles–something that nearly all 50 states are thinking about. As driverless vehicles become reality and states continue to grapple with regulatory challenges, more threats have emerged, including the ability for hackers to take control of someone’s car whether they’re driving it or the car drives itself. Recent technological developments have allowed drivers greater accessibility and convenience than ever before. Whether it’s […]

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