Tag Archives: space

Mastercard jumps in buy now, pay later space in a big way

As the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market heats up, Mastercard (MA) is jumping into the fray with a new product offering. The credit card giant announced on Tuesday “Mastercard Installments” for U.S., Australian, and UK markets, offering consumers a 0% interest, pay-in-four-installments model that’s similar to the rest of the BNPL players in the industry.  As more established companies like Mastercard get into this space, by launching new products, through partnerships, or via acquisitions, “we… Source link

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Banks ask for space to grow crypto as regulators ponder guardrails

The nation’s largest banks are asking an international body of regulators to give them the space to grow their crypto asset exposures, sparking debate over where guardrails should be placed on the emerging asset class. On Tuesday, an advocacy group representing the eight largest U.S.-based financial institutions wrote to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) regarding its proposal for a global framework for bank exposure to crypto assets. “We find the proposals in the consultation to… Source link

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‘Space X is by far the most diversified of all of these space companies:’ CEO of space ETF

SpaceX launched the first all-civilian crew into orbit on Wednesday evening. The liftoff at 8:02 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a major step towards the future of commercial space travel.  “Few have come before, and many are about to follow,” said billionaire Jared Isaacman from inside the spacecraft. The 38-year-old founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments (FOUR) funded the mission called Inspiration4. The voyage benefits St Jude’s Hospital.  None of the four crew members on board… Source link

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Yahoo Japan to slash 40% of its Tokyo office space

TOKYO — Yahoo Japan will vacate 40% of its Tokyo office space by November as it expects the COVID-necessitated work-from-home trend to gain permanence. The subsidiary of SoftBank-backed Z Holdings will return about 30,000 sq. meters, more than four soccer fields worth, of office space, when leases expire. It will empty out seven of 20 floors at its Kioi Tower headquarters, in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, and all five floors that it has in Akasaka K Tower, in Minato Ward. Only about 10% of Yahoo’s… Source link

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Yahoo Japan to give up 40% of its Tokyo office space

TOKYO — Yahoo Japan will vacate 40% of its Tokyo office space by November as it expects the COVID-necessitated work-from-home trend to gain permanence. The subsidiary of SoftBank-backed Z Holdings will return about 30,000 sq. meters, more than four soccer fields worth, of office space, when leases expire. It will empty out seven of 20 floors at its Kioi Tower headquarters, in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, and all five floors that it has in Akasaka K Tower, in Minato Ward. Only about 10% of Yahoo’s… Source link

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Google or Gmail storage full? How to delete the junk and gain space

I lost count of how many emails I got when Google announced a change to its storage policies, doing away with unlimited storage for photos and videos. Still, trying to figure out a better long-term photo management solution? I can help. Tap or click to see all the free storage you can get. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you’re in luck. Or maybe you only rely on Google’s services for search and email. Tap or click for 10 buried settings and features in your inbox. My favorite is Undo… Source link

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Bezos thanks Amazon customers who ‘paid’ for space flight, sparking criticism from Sen. Warren

Soon after Amazon (AMZN) chairman and founder Jeff Bezos returned to Earth from space on Tuesday, the billionaire received sharp criticism from progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) contrasting the low tax bills paid by him and Amazon with those borne by everyday Americans who “keep this country running.” The criticism came in response to remarks made by Bezos thanking Amazon customers and employees whose purchases and work “paid for” the space expedition, which was carried out by… Source link

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The billionaire space race could benefit regular people, too

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 This article was first featured in Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter highlighting our original content on the industry. Get it sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday by 4 p.m. ET. Subscribe Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos will launch Tuesday from a remote area of west Texas on his Blue Origin rocket, becoming the second billionaire this month to leave the Earth, albeit briefly. Bezos’ July 20 flight on the New Shepard spacecraft will come less than two… Source link

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Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson takes suborbital space trip, stealing the spotlight from Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, VSS Unity, fires up its hybrid rocket motor to head spaceward. (Virgin Galactic via YouTube) Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson rode his company’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane into the skies over New Mexico today and did something that no billionaire has done before. In the company of five crewmates, Branson became the first billionaire to take a rocket-powered ride on his own company’s spaceship, rising above the 50-mile mark that the… Source link

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