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Future of Fintech: Funding’s New Guard

Summary List Placement Over the last decade, fintech has established itself as a fundamental part of the world’s financial services ecosystem. Today, fintech financing is surging across the globe, despite major banks remaining cautious about acquisitions. Instead, three emerging trends are fueling the current fintech boom: new geographical fintech centers, more late-stage mega-rounds, and the […]

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Bridge: March 3, 2021

“My partner never makes the same mistake twice,” a club player griped to me. “He makes it a half-dozen times — just to be sure, I guess.” I heard that as declarer at four hearts, the complainant’s partner took the ace of spades and then the A-K of trumps. When West threw a spade, declarer […]

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Word Game: March 3, 2021

TODAY’S WORD — ABRASIVE (ABRASIVE: uh-BRAY-siv: Causing damage or wear by grinding or rubbing.) Average mark 24 words Time limit 30 minutes Can you find 32 or more words in ABRASIVE? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — INCENSED iced ides incense need nene nice niece nine cede cense scene seed seen seine send side […]

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A Japanese billionaire wants 8 people to come with him on SpaceX’s first civilian mission round the moon. Here’s what it’s like to apply for the competition.

Summary List Placement Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has launched an open competition for people to accompany him on the first commercial, civilian space flight round the moon on SpaceX’s Starship rocket. The trip is slated to last six days: three days to get to the moon and loop round the back of it, and three […]

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Here’s how much tax Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg would pay under Warren’s proposed wealth tax

Summary List Placement US billionaires would have paid $114 billion between them in 2020 under an “ultra-millionaire” tax proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday, according to two tax groups. The bill, called the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, would apply an annual 2% tax on individuals with net worths between $50 million and $1 […]

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10 Things in Politics: Walls close in on Cuomo

Summary List Placement Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I’m Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and thoughts to bgriffiths@insider.com or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here’s what you need to know: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo already besieged is now facing impeachment threats. […]

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The maker of ‘Fortnite’ is buying the British studio behind ‘Fall Guys’. Here’s how it went from near-disaster to launching one of the biggest gaming hits of all time.

Summary List Placement Epic Games, the creator of hit game “Fortnite” is acquiring the British studio that produced “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.” “Fall Guys” was a smash gaming hit through 2020, netting more than 11 million downloads on game store Steam. Business Insider spoke to the studio’s CEO, Dave Bailey, about its tough journey to […]

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TRANSFORMING USER EXPERIENCE IN BANKING: Here are the strategies winning financial institutions are using to deliver a superior user experience

Summary List Placement This is a preview of the Insider Intelligence Transforming User Experience In Banking research report. Purchase this report here. Insider Intelligence offers even more banking coverage with our Banking Briefing. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing banking news and analysis to your inbox. As digital channels become a more critical part of the […]