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Marriott investigates data theft affecting 5.2 million customers

Marriott investigates data theft affecting 5.2 million customers This attack is at least the third cyber incident for the world's largest hotel chain in the past 18 months. Marriot says that "currently has no reason to believe" that sensitive customer information...

Salesforce hires former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson and CEO of India business

Salesforce, the global giant in CRM, said on Wednesday that former banker Arundhati Bhattacharya will be joining the company on April 20 as chairperson and chief executive of its India division. The San Francisco-headquartered firm said Bhattacharya, who served...

EE customers can now make and receive phone calls on Alexa devices

Following a partnership between Amazon and Vodafone last June, it's now the turn of EE customers in the UK to use their Alexa devices to make and receive mobile calls. As long as you're on a pay monthly contract,...

Instacart shopper ratings won’t affect access to orders during COVID-19 pandemic

As a way to try to ease some of the pressure and low ratings gig workers may face from panicked customers, Instacart has made some changes to its app. The first is that shopper ratings won’t affect their...

Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency

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. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts...

Apple fined record $1.2B in France over anti-competitive sales practices

The wheels of the regulatory machine continue to turn, and today Apple, along with two of its wholesale partners, was dealt a major blow in France over antitrust violations, by receiving the biggest-ever fine levelled against a business...

As social distancing measure, Starbucks temporarily shifts to ‘to go’ model in US and Canada

Beginning today, Starbucks is instituting a temporary move to a “to go” model for all of its locations in the U.S. and Canada. One of the more sweeping actions taken by a major food chain, the coffee giant is...

The good SaaS times will end and challenges are coming

Ed Byrne Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. More posts by this contributor How acquirers look at your company Working backwards to uncover key success factors We’ve had a great decade-long run in SaaS — abundant capital, a...

Three travel startups tell us how they’re responding to the coronavirus crisis

With the globalized world going into partial or complete lock down over the Covid-19 pandemic, startups in the travel sector are facing a huge stress test and immediate disruption to business as usual as public health concern spirals and...

SpotOn taps $50M to take on Square and more in payments and financial services for SMBs

Small and medium enterprises make up the vast majority of businesses globally, and today a startup building merchant services to help them operate is announcing a growth round to address that opportunity. SpotOn — which provides point of sale payment...
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Venezuela says that Duque rejected the two COVID-19 machines offered by Maduro

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"Mulan" will be released in July and "Black Widow" in November for the coronavirus

After a few weeks of delays and suspensions of premieres in Hollywood due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney announced this Friday that the new...

The United States exceeds 300,000 cases of COVID-19 and prepares for its ‘toughest’ week

More than a third of the infections in the United States of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, are concentrated in the...

Germany warns of "chaos" that pandemic may cause in Africa

Germany warns of "chaos" that pandemic may cause in Africa The German Government appeals to the international community to prevent...

Tribeca Film Festival will broadcast part of its programming online

"Although we cannot meet in person and hug, laugh and cry, it is important that we stay connected socially and spiritually," says the event's...