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5 Stocks in Focus as Digital Payments Become the New Normal

The coronavirus outbreak could be a game-changer for digital financial services. Low-income households and small firms can benefit at large from advances in mobile money, fintech services, and online banking. Inclusion of digital financial services is expected to boost economic growth.

Technology continues to be the single-most important factor revolutionizing the payments industry. Many countries such as Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Kuwait, Myanmar, Paraguay and Portugal are supporting this shift with measures such as lowering fee and increasing limits on mobile money transactions.

Although data security and privacy concerns and additional charges on making digital payment have limited the demand for digital payment solutions, the pandemic has become a key catalyst.

Moreover, digital financial services are enabling governments to provide quick and secure financial support to remotely located people and businesses as demonstrated in Namibia, Peru, Zambia, and Uganda amid lockdown. This will help mitigate the economic fallout and potentially strengthen

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AeroPay Launches Compliant Digital Payments For Cannabis Business

Financial technology company AeroPay has introduced a new suite of digital payment solutions for cannabis businesses.

The tech enables digital payments by utilizing so-called “smart bank transfers” and allows business-to-business (B2B) and customers-to-business (C2B) transfers.

The technology covers all aspects of the cannabis industry, and it includes both in-person and online payments.

Dispensaries will be able to provide its customers with convenient and contactless digital payment option, the company said.

“Cannabis businesses have long been underserved by the current payments landscape and we saw an opportunity to help them by leveraging AeroPay’s existing technology,” said in a Monday press release the company’s CEO and founder Daniel Muller.

The Chicago-based next-generation company has been providing a broad range of industries with alternative ways to make their payments since 2017.

Ryan Coffey, AeroPay’s director of business development, stated that businesses and customers within the cannabis space “have been forced to rely almost

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Motor Show Schedules Turn Topsy-Turvy, Launches Go Digital

Stung by coronavirus woes, auto industry event schedules have been hugely disrupted. In a bid to contain the pandemic spread, social distancing has been advised, which has resulted in the cancelation and postponement of various high-profile events. The latest one to be nixed is the Geneva Motor Show 2021. The auto industry is going through a rough patch and exhibitors need more time to recover from the pandemic’s consequences.

Coronavirus Rampage Puts Brakes on Auto Shows

Various big-ticket auto shows have been axed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is endangering lives and adversely impacting the global economy. The noteworthy auto show in Beijing, which was scheduled to begin on Apr 21, was the first to get canceled in view of the virus outbreak. The 2020 Geneva Motor Show, which was supposed to be held in March, was canceled after the Swiss government banned gathering of more than

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Last chance to get these seven digital offers at huge discounts

TLDR: Check out these seven digital offers to improve your productivity, your work quality and even you, all at up to $3.500 off.

We could make some bad puns about independence and such, but you’d see right through that cheap writing ploy. The reality is this is a pre-July 4th collection of great digital offers, all with discounts of between $125 to $3,500. If those cold, hard numbers on some stellar productivity and protection products don’t do all the persuading that needs to be done, it’s doubtful some ridiculously stretched July 4th reference will save the day.

Instead, we’ll just make the savings even more gaudy. So if you spend $50 or more, enter the code JULYFOURTH15 during checkout and you’ll get an additional 15 percent off. Or if your total reaches $75 or more, the code JULYFOURTH20 will slash 20 percent off your purchase price. That’s a true declaration

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Why our laws can’t protect me from my digital stalker

The author of this article shares her experience as a victim of digital and physical harassment. She will remain anonymous for safety reasons.

Stalking became a hot topic when Netflix released the hit series You. Unfortunately, many people were familiar with the plot all too well before its release. I’ve watched the show and, as someone who is currently being stalked, I could recognize an awful lot in the first season.

While technology has made so many wonderful things possible, I’ve sadly discovered it has also made us all more vulnerable. Stalking and harassing someone has become much easier since the internet and the use of mobile phones became a standard as it can be done more easily, it’s anonymous, and there are hardly any boundaries to it.

[Read: Sexual predators on Twitch: We all knew]

What makes this especially sad is that I’ve always been a geek, a

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Search engine optimisation is the most important weapon in a digital marketer’s toolkit in 2020, as companies look to top Google search rankings. And if you’re hoping to

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Highsnobiety Turns Digital Fashion Week On Its Head

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LONDON — Has Highsnobiety cracked the highly divisive online fashion week formula?

It might have: In the midst of long-winded industry talks around the future of fashion weeks and the appeal of virtual runways, the streetwear and lifestyle publication decided to take a step back from it all and come up with a solution of its own.

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It’s called “Not in Paris” and in many ways, it sounds like fashion week cum art fair utopia, as it transcends geographies and art forms to bring together luxury, streetwear, art, music, architecture and even fine wine, under one digital roof.

“So many of the events we write about have been canceled, so we’ve had to think of ourselves as cultural producers in our own right,” said Tom Bettridge, the online publication’s editor in chief. “We basically thought, ‘Let’s set our own calendar

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Most people use Google to search for answers on all of life’s questions — from the mundane choice of “where to get chips” to the complex query of “how to buy a house.” We even Google ourselves from time to time. 

So why should you care about Google?

If you own or run a business, then showing up on the first page of Google is where you want to be. And how might you get there, you ask? SEO is the answer.

Search engine

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Most money made through the App Store does not go through Apple, company says amid questions over the ‘digital marketplace’

Apple says that most of the money being “facilitated” by its App Store does not go through the company, as it unveiled new research into the scale of the digital economy.

The App Store helped facilitate some $519 billion in billings and sales last year, it claimed based on new analysis.

Most of that money did not go through App Store purchases or in-app payments, it said, but rather simply relied on software for Apple’s platforms to make goods and services available.

The new announcement comes amid questions over the scale of app stores run by Apple, Google and other companies. Last week, Axios reported that US antitrust investigators asked Apple whether chief executive Tim Cook would give testimony as part of a probe into competition among tech companies.

Apple and Mr Cook have repeatedly said that they welcome the scrutiny of the App Store that has come with increased

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WhatsApp launches first digital payments option

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook on Monday added a digital payments feature to its WhatsApp messaging service, starting in Brazil but with an eye to expanding around the world.

WhatsApp users in Brazil can use the encrypted mobile messaging service to send money or make purchases, Facebook said in a blog post.

It marked the first time the payments platform used at the leading social network was woven into WhatsApp.

People will be able to send money or make a purchase from a local business without leaving their chat, the company noted.

“Payments on WhatsApp are beginning to roll out to people across Brazil beginning today and we look forward to bringing it to everyone as we go forward,” the service said.

Sending money or making payments is a free option for WhatsApp users, but businesses will be charged a processing fee on par with those charged for typically credit

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