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Stakes, Implications Rise As Central Banks Inch Toward Launching CBDCs

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As the world’s third-largest central bank, the People’s Bank of China is rightfully grabbing much of the attention surrounding the advance of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), but it is far from alone as monetary regulators around the world are moving forward with their own plans to launch in-house cryptocurrencies.

One small step for man, one giant leap for bitcoin

Daily Fintech

This past week was pretty busy for me on several fronts. Yesterday, when I was speaking to a friend and colleague, he mentioned that bitcoin was going to the moon.

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Chinese Online Recruiter Boss Zhipin Eyes US IPO

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Kanzhun, which owns Chinese online job recruiting platform Boss Zhipin , has filed to conduct a U.S. initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as $912 million.

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FHFA veteran reflects on 20 turbulent years in housing finance

American Banker

FHFA Fannie Mae GSEs Housing finance reform

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Fintainium, Visa Team On Real-Time B2B Payments

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The payments and finance platform Fintainium announced Friday it was working with Visa to add real-time payment technology to its suite of solutions.

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Digital Asset Manager DAIM Launches Treasury Management

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The digital asset management firm DAIM has launched a treasury management program for its corporate clients, designed to “meaningfully enhance” idle cash returns held in treasury.

How Financial Marketers Can Work With Motley Fool’s Comparison Tool

The Financial Brand

Google ranks third-party review sites ahead of individual banking sites. Knowing how to work with these sites is a digital marketing must.

Microsoft Clears US Antitrust Hurdle For Nuance Purchase

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Microsoft has received U.S. antitrust approval to purchase the artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion.

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PayPal and National Australia Bank to support instant transfers to bank accounts

The Paypers

PayPal has launched instant transfers to bank accounts through its partnership with the National Australia Bank (NAB) and Visa’s real-time payments platform, Visa Direct

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Staples Makes $1 Billion Bid For Office Depot, OfficeMax

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USR Parent, the corporate parent of Staples office supply stores, said Friday (June 4) that it has formally offered to pay $1 billion for the businesses operating as Office Depot and Office Max , according to a press release. The price is based on an offer to ODP Corp.,

Mobile Carriers Hawk iPhone, Android Phone Discounts To Lock In Consumers

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The mobile device sector is undergoing something of a contract revival, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Albertsons, C2FO Team On Diverse Supplier Payment Program

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Albertsons announced last week it would work with the fintech C2FO to give diverse suppliers access to early payments. "At

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Pandemic Hurts Small Businesses Most In Developing Countries

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The pandemic’s devastation in poor countries includes major damage to the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) sector, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

How to Choose an AI Vendor

This report explores why it is so challenging to choose an AI vendor and what you should consider as you seek a partner in AI.

Demand Drives Up Used Car Prices In US, UK And Germany

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It may be time to retire the used car salesman jokes, at least for a while. Sales of used cars are strong across the United States and Europe, the Financial Times (FT) reported.

Data: About Half Of Restaurants Operating With 20 Pct Less Staff

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Many restaurant operators turned to apps or app-based delivery services to keep their kitchens busy during the pandemic. With eateries reopening, CNBC reported, restaurant operators have turned to apps to address what, in some places, has been the desperate pursuit of staff.

China Targets Apps In Tech Crackdown

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Chinese authorities increasingly are limiting the ways technology companies in the country are allowed to operate, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

Private Equity Firms Blackstone, Carlyle Agree To Buy Medline, Report Says

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Medline Industries Inc. which calls itself "the nation's largest privately-held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies with 2020 revenue of $17.5 billion," says it is selling a majority stake in itself to a cluster of powerhouse private equity firms.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Goldman, Others Tighten Rules On Betting Against Retail Traders' Meme Stocks

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New rules could be on the horizon as Wall Street ponders meme stocks, Bloomberg reported. Wall Street’s leading brokers are exploring new mandates that could change how people “bet against retail traders’ most-popular meme stocks,” per Bloomberg.

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Tech-Focused Architect Capital To Provide Asset-Based Financing

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A new San Francisco-area asset-based lender called Architect Capital has launched with more than $100 million to lend to mostly technology companies in the U.S. and Latin America, according to a press release.