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A look at Latin America’s emerging fintech trends

A look at Latin America’s emerging fintech trends

Thiago is a fintech entrepreneur, investor, and columnist. He is currently a product leader at Oyster, a neobank for SMEs in Latin America. More posts by this contributor Although the 2008 global financial crisis sparked the fintech movement, in Latin America, the rise of ecommerce was responsible for the first wave of fintech startups. Because…
Two of America’s biggest coal plants closed this month

Two of America’s biggest coal plants closed this month

First the dirtiest ones began shutting down. Then it was the old ones. Now it’s some of the biggest. America’s coal plants are turning off the boilers, facing brutal economics and customers fleeing for natural gas and renewable energy.This week, Arizona’s 2.25-GW Navajo Generating Station burned its last load of coal after no buyers turned…
Corporate America’s Second War With the Rule of Law

Corporate America’s Second War With the Rule of Law

Last month, after a fierce lobbying battle, California passed a law that will likely end up mandating that companies in the “gig economy,” such as Uber, treat gig workers as employees. After losing the battle to carve out an exception for Uber drivers, Uber’s general counsel, former Obama official Tony West, announced the company simply…
America’s largest companies push for federal online privacy laws to circumvent state regulatory efforts

America’s largest companies push for federal online privacy laws to circumvent state regulatory efforts

As California moves ahead with what would be the most restrictive online privacy laws in the nation, the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies are taking their case to the nation’s capitol to plead for federal regulation. Chief executives at Amazon, AT&T, Dell, Ford, IBM, Qualcomm, Walmart, and other leading financial services,…

America’s Depressing New Culture War

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How America’s Spooks Seek to Spy on Distant Satellites

How America’s Spooks Seek to Spy on Distant Satellites

On August 30, 2017, a video appeared online showing footage of every satellite operator’s worst nightmare: an anomaly. It’s the word space types use when they mean a bad thing, especially one they perhaps don’t understand and may want to downplay.In the video, an orb—a satellite known as Telkom-1—hovers in the center of the frame…
America’s renewable energy capacity overtakes coal for the first time

America’s renewable energy capacity overtakes coal for the first time

While these figures represent a very marginal difference, additional findings from FERC suggest that the gap is likely to widen in the coming months. The report notes that the US has been adding, on average, one percentage point to its renewable energy capacity every year, and predicts that by 2022 the technology will account for…

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While many companies are already using the videoconferencing app Zoom for business meetings, interviews, and other purposes, individuals who are facing long days without contact with friends and family are moving to Zoom for face-to-face and group get-togethers. This is a quick guide for those who haven’t tried Zoom yet, featuring tips on how to…

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