Top 5 Fintech: Silicon Valley Might Meets South Korean Finesse

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MLB Pilots NFC Ticketing For Stadiums

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Some baseball fans should have an easier time seeing their favorite teams next season: Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that the Oakland Athletics participated in a new NFC ticketing solution that allowed fans to enter stadium payments by simply tapping their phone (or Apple Watch) to a ticket scanner. The pilot program with the Oakland A’s lasted for a six-game homestand starting Sept.

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Ripple can’t escape XRP lawsuit it says could topple market

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A federal judge in Oakland, California, on Wednesday somewhat narrowed the claims against Ripple but left largely intact a complaint by investors accusing […]. Ripple Labs Inc.

Payments firm Marqeta to add 175 jobs to boost global presence

Bank Innovation

The Oakland-based company plans to add 175 jobs this year, bringing its total to 400 employees by 2020, CEO Jason Gardner said on Wednesday. Fresh off a $260 million Series E funding round, card issuing and processing startup Marqeta is building its team as it expands to new geographies.

Ripple can’t escape XRP lawsuit it says could topple market

Bank Innovation

A federal judge in Oakland, California, on Wednesday somewhat narrowed the claims against Ripple but left largely intact a complaint by investors accusing […]. Ripple Labs Inc.

Afterpay partners with Marqeta to expand payment features

Payments Source

apparel sector, has partnered with Oakland, Calif.-based Afterpay, whose online installment loans are seeing strong growth in the U.S. based processor Marqeta to develop additional payment products and services. Online payments Point-of-sale Australia

Payment Processor Platform Marqeta to Launch in Canada Next Month

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Based in Oakland, Calif., EXCLUSIVE -Payment card issuing platform Marqeta will be launched in Canada next month and Europe in 2018, Marqeta’s CEO, Jason Gardner told Bank Innovation. Marqeta uses open API technology to process payment cards, virtual cards and mobile authorization products.

Goldman Sachs To Acquire Credit Card Company Final

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Oakland-based Final is a credit card service, which announced that it would close its card portfolio back in December. Goldman Sachs has agreed to purchase fintech startup firm Final, as a part of its efforts to expand in retail-banking products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marqeta eyes credit products on the heels of $150M funding

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The Oakland, Calif.-based Fresh off a $150 million funding round announced Thursday, Marqeta is developing a credit card product. based startup raised the funds as an extension of its Series E from an undisclosed investor, more than doubling its valuation to $4.3 billion, up from $1.9

First United in Md. Seeking $9.3M in Rights Offering

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First United in Oakland, Md., is looking to raise up to $9.3 million through a rights offering. breaking_news capital strategic-alternatives md community-banking

AAA’s Gig Car Sharing Service Now Live In Bay Area

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According to a report in TechCrunch , Gig comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture capital unit with the car sharing service which takes users one way and is now open in Oakland and Berkley. Once the person is done with the car they can leave it at any public parking lot or metered parking space in Oakland and Berkley, noted TechCrunch. In the future, Gig plans to have parking stalls near the BART stations in Oakland and Berkley.

Executives, Directors Resign at Community Bank of the Bay in Calif.

American Banker

Two executives and two directors have resigned from Community Bank of the Bay in Oakland, Calif. breaking_news people recruitment ca community-banking

Bay Commercial to Buy United Business Bank in Calif.

American Banker

has agreed to buy First ULB in Oakland, Calif. Bay Commercial Bank in Walnut Creek, Calif., breaking_news community-banking m-a ca dealmaking-strategy

10.3.17 Your morning briefing

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Today: Shake Shack opens a cashless location; Revolut CEO apologizes for glitch; Consumers may not trust PSD2's data sharing; Oakland As test NFC stadium entry. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Briefing

02.13.17: Your morning briefing

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Today: PayPal halts Canadian media payment after Syrian story; WeChat and Starbucks extend their partnership; Pepper the Robot arrives in Oakland; Russians arrest more suspects in hacking scheme. Welcome to the new PaymentsSource Morning Briefing, delivered daily. The information you need to start your day, including top headlines from PaymentsSource and around the Web.

With Curfews Descending, Uber And Others Suspend Services

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Now, Uber has suspended its operations in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and parts of Minneapolis during the curfew hours for the time being.

Ripple Asks Court To Dismiss XRP Securities Lawsuit

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The class-action suit was filed in Oakland by investors who feel they lost money after Ripple prompted them to buy XRP, which is important to Ripple’s business model.

Ex-Uber Employees Launch Cloud Kitchen Startup

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The startup, which is located in Oakland, California, aims to facilitate food deliveries for nearby restaurants that receive high volumes of orders from delivery companies like Uber Eats.

Simon?Drops $3.6B Mall Deal, Sues Taubman Centers

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In a complaint filed with the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan, Indiana-based Simon Property Group said it is suing Taubman Centers for violating terms of the deal. Simon Property Group (SPG) has abandoned its $3.6 billion purchase of Taubman Centers Inc.

Judge Lets XRP Lawsuit Proceed Against Ripple

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Ripple failed to persuade a judge in Oakland, California to dismiss the entire lawsuit, called Zakinov v.

New Facial Recognition Policy Signed Into Law In Washington State

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Other cities following suit include Berkeley and Oakland, California and Sommerville, Massachusetts.

CDFI Beneficial State Bank, Aided by Abrigo, Goes All Out To Secure PPP Small Business, Nonprofit Loans

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The Oakland, Calif.-based Key Takeaways Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) was able to award SBA approval for 333 Paycheck Protection Program loans worth $94.5 million before funding ran out April 17.

Lyft eBikes Return To SF After Battery Fire Investigation

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The ridesharing company pulled the eBikes off the road in San Francisco — as well as San Jose and Oakland — in July after several reported battery fires. Lyft is bringing its electric bikes back to San Francisco after the company had to stop the service due to several battery fires.

ICBA Community Bankers of the Year

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Summit Bank, Oakland, Calif. ICBA inaugurated its Community Banker of the Year award program this year to recognize the exceptional work of the individual employees of ICBA member community banks.

2014 ICBA Community Banker of the Year Awards Video

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Founder, chairman and CEO of Summit Bank, Oakland, Calif. The 2014 ICBA Community Banker of the Year Awards are sponsored by D+H. link]. Community bankers rarely work alone but instead are members of dynamic teams of entrepreneurs and visionaries.

Raiders Stadium Caught In Contractor Non-Payment Lawsuit

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National Football League franchise the Oakland Raiders has been named in a lawsuit amid allegations of non-payment for construction on the team’s new stadium in Las Vegas.

Alphabet, Microsoft Disagree On EU’s Proposed Facial Recognition Ban

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with temporary bans imposed in San Francisco and Oakland, California. Microsoft President Brad Smith doesn’t agree with Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai’s backing of the EU’s call for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology, Reuters reported on Monday (Jan.

Michigan Approves Charter For First LGBT Credit Union

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Michigan has approved a charter for a new financial institution designed for LGBT customers. Superbia Credit Union will offer products such as loans for transgender people in the process of transitioning, said Myles Meyers, founder of New York-based Superbia Services Inc.,

Uniqlo Launches Clothing Vending Machines

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Places that can expect to see these machines will be in New York, Houston, Oakland, Calif., Retail is undergoing a transitional time and merchants are starting to implement more innovative ways of attracting consumers. One of the latest companies looking to take a new approach to reaching consumers in a more convenient fashion is Japan-based clothing retailer Uniqlo with the launch of its vending machines.

PayPal, Kiva Team To Launch New Tools For Small Business Month

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The events will take place in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Omaha, Oakland, Portland (Ore.), PayPal has announced the launch of its inaugural PayPal Small Business Month, aimed at bringing a new level of engagement to small and underserved businesses and their communities.

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Building from Scratch

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Bank Headquarters: Oakland, Calif. Like a craftsman bricklayer steadily assembling a sturdy house, Nelson built her successful career and her community bank in Oakland, Calif., “I love being around people, and people are what community banking is all about.” Shirley Nelson, Summit Bank.

National Small Business Week Celebrates the American Entrepreneurial Spirit

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This year’s National Small Business Week , themed “SBA: Dream Big, Start Small,” will include special events in Atlanta, New York, Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, Oakland and Washington, D.C. Guest Post By Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S.

End of an Era: It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Mortgage Banking Magazine’s Janet Hewitt

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Here’s what she had to say: “I was born and raised in Oakland, Calif., My family used to go to games in Candlestick Park, but then Oakland got its own team, the Oakland A’s. I even have a baseball cap that my dad gave me that is half Giants and half Oakland A’s.

eCommerce Boosts The Warehouse Rental Industry

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the market that saw the greatest inflation was that of Oakland, with a 29.8 With the boom of any industry comes the rise of equal — and sometimes greater — cottage industries. For eCommerce, this has meant breathing life back into the once-lagging business of warehouse. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal notes that rental rates for warehouse space in the U.S. jumped 9.9 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to real estate brokerage firm CBRE.

Wine.com Uncorks A Vintage Year

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No one had it in stock, but Wine.com had a bottle in its Oakland warehouse. Things could not have gone much better for Wine.com in 2019.