Finance

  • NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    Given that NYC is the greatest city in the world (I’m definitely not biased), it makes sense that the Big Apple is looking to give its residents a better way to pay off their many parking tickets. According to MarketWatch, the city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tickets each year, coming out to around $30 billion in revenue for the city. That said, the city is… Read More

  • The Payments Tipping Point Will Be In 2015

    The Payments Tipping Point Will Be In 2015

    Payments are finally cool. And the more than 1,500 payments startups on Angel List that believe they have cracked the code to solve a piece of the payments puzzle attest to this. Given all the noise in the tech community this year with the introduction of technologies like One Touch payments and Apple Pay, you would think that digital payments have taken over the wo Read More

  • Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors). But there’s a crop of other lenders and service providers waiting in the wings, like Biz2Credit, which just received a $250 million commitment from investment firm Direct Lending Investments. Read More

  • The Tech Stocks You Shouldn’t Have Owned This Year

    The Tech Stocks You Shouldn’t Have Owned This Year

    It’s that time of the year again. Parents are buying presents for their children, mobile device fanatics are arguing over iOS and Android, and investors are clearing out their portfolios before the end of the year to make their tax rebate checks just a little bit fatter. 2014 hasn’t been a good year for tax harvesting specialists. With the S&P 500 up 12% and the NASDAQ up just… Read More

  • Twitter Rallies On CEO Rumors, Positive Analyst Attention

    Twitter Rallies On CEO Rumors, Positive Analyst Attention

    Twitter had a strong day in the market, spiking more than 4 percent in midday trading before ending the day up a slightly more modest 3.67 percent. The company’s shares benefited from a positive ‘buy’ rating from Argus that included a $44 per-share price target. The company’s shares closed the day at $38.44 per share. More dramatically, SunTrust’s Bob Peck… Read More

  • Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

    Here’s How Microsoft Described Its Newfangled Product Called “Windows” When It Went Public

    Microsoft shipped the first version of Windows on November 20, 1985. The company went public on March 13, 1986. That means that Microsoft pulled the trigger on its IPO mere months after Windows was first launched into the market. Until today I didn’t know that the two events occurred so close together. Given that I was roughly negative 3 or 4 at the time, I’ve decided to… Read More

  • BTXDeals Is An Online Marketplace For Blowing Bitcoin

    BTXDeals Is An Online Marketplace For Blowing Bitcoin

    Got some Bitcoin burning a hole in your virtual wallet? There’s an online marketplace for that… U.K.-based BTXDeals.com has just launched an e-tail website where sellers are offering goods and services to buy with Bitcoin. Read More

  • Box Will Hit $1 Billion In Revenues Before You Know It

    Box Will Hit $1 Billion In Revenues Before You Know It

    There’s probably no enterprise software company more people opine on than Box. In particular, the business model of Box.
    But while opinions are somewhat subjective, math is math, and the physics of software as a service (SaaS) and recurring revenue are highly predictable. And there’s one thing we now know after Box’s recent SEC filings on its run up to an IPO: Box will be at… Read More

  • After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    Bitcoin spiked to north of $1,000 in late 2013, before starting a long decline in the current year. After some optimistic fluctuation, it has landed in a mid-$300 trading range that the virtual currency can’t seem to shake. Gone, for now it seems, are the go-go days of bitcoin heading straight north. Read More