Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation

January 14, 2020 0

Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion.  Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what

VTEX, an e-commerce platform used by Walmart, raises $140M led by SoftBank’s LatAm fund

November 24, 2019 0

E-commerce now accounts for 14% of all retail sales, and its growth has led to a rise in the fortunes of startups that build tools

Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

October 22, 2019 0

New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google’s health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years’

Kong acquires Insomnia, launches Kong Studio for API development

October 2, 2019 0

API and microservices platform Kong today announced that it has acquired Insomnia, a popular open source tool for debugging APIs. The company, which also recently

Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

September 16, 2019 0

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place

Web feature developers told to dial up attention on privacy and security

September 11, 2019 0

Web feature developers are being warned to step up attention to privacy and security as they design contributions. Writing in a blog post about “evolving

A Guide to Publishing Your First API in WSO2 API Manager

September 1, 2019 0

This article explains in brief how to create a Hello World API in Python, and publish it on the WSO2 API Manager. It is intended

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

August 25, 2019 0

Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its

How parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars

July 27, 2019 0

On-demand parking app SpotHero wants to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles are ubiquitous. Its strategy: target the human-driven car-sharing fleets today. The

WeChat wants to own tourism

July 3, 2019 0

MyHelsinki is a first stab at intermediating Chinese tourism dollars Rita Liao 9 hours When people travel, they usually have a list of apps installed

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