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Financial Services

The financial services industry was in the vanguard of the Digital Revolution and virtually all services are available over IP networks, including insurance and private banking. The key issues facing the industry now are pricing and charging models, security and fraud issues, and privacy, trust and confidentiality. Given the vast sums of money now traded in this way, the issues relating to tax and regulation, particularly across national boundaries, will become more critical.

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Nokia invests $70m in Obopay

Nokia has invested $70 million for a minority stake in the mobile payment technology company Obopay. This is another salvo in the ongoing battle being fought to control the mobile payments segment between banks, mobile networks, handset makers and start-ups. More »

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Intuit moves into SaaS

Intuit, the accounting systems and book-keeping solutions player, has confirmed it is moving into the Software as a Service market, with new applications in field services, inventory handling and sales management, which could see the company competing against Salesforce.com. More »

Monday, September 22, 2008

Reed Business buys Approved Index

Reed Business Information, which itself is in the process of a messy sale, has made an acquisition through its UK arm, buying out UK-based B2B marketplace and lead generation site ApprovedIndex. The terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is similar to RBI USA's acquisition of BuyersZone early... More »

Friday, June 13, 2008

DocStoc raises $3.5m

DocStoc, an LA-based start-up that makes sharing and embedding documents simple, has raised $3.25 million in Series B funding from Rustic Canyon Partners. DocStoc is aiming to be a user generated business community where users can find and share professional documents. The goal is to enable... More »

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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