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4 Tech Trends That Will Massively Transform Banking in 2021

AI, cloud and other technologies are nearing 'exponential change,' says IBM's consulting lead. The stakes are high for financial institutions. The post 4 Tech Trends That Will Massively Transform Banking in 2021 appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Cloud Computing, Spotlight, Process, Ibm, Ai, Api, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Digital Banking Strategies, Technology Strategies, Featured Content, Tech Trends That Will Massively Transform Banking


Microsoft Azure expands its NoSQL portfolio with Managed Instances for Apache Cassandra

At its Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, its latest NoSQL database offering and a competitor to Cassandra-centric companies like Datastax. Microsoft describes the new service as a ‘semi-managed offering that will help companies bring more of their Cassandra-based workloads into its cloud. “Customers can easily take on-prem Cassandra workloads and add limitless cloud scale while maintaining full compatibility with the latest ve...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Data, Netflix, Computing, Aws, Api, Mongodb, Nosql


Podcast 104: Fixing broken developer portals

On the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at some of the common content challenges organisations face with their developer portals, and ways to fix them. We also look at creating a friction log, and the... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: Podcast, Seo, Api, APIs, Cherryleaf Podcast, Developer Portals


Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC

Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS – there’s Rocket Lab, and there’s Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS company focused on delivering data and analytics made possible by its 100-plus spacecraft constellation. SPACs have essentially proven a pressure-release valve for the space startup market, which has been waiting on high-profile exits to basically prove out the math of its venture-backability. Spire Global debuted in 2012, and has raised ov...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Spacex, Tech, International Space Station, Transport, Kickstarter, Satellite, Private Equity, Api, Antares, Tiger Global, Spaceflight, Aerospace, ISRO


Stitch emerges from stealth with $4M for its API fintech play in Africa

Over the years, there has been a growing trend of fintech infrastructure players around the world . In Africa, a handful of startups have launched in the past three years to provide such services. Stitch, a South African fintech startup, is one of them and today, it is coming out of stealth and announcing its seed round of $4 million. This makes it the largest round raised by any API fintech startup in Africa at the moment. Founded by Kiaan Pillay, Natalie Cuthbert, and Priyen Pillay, Stitch...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, UK, London, Sweden, Funding, Nigeria, Africa, US, San Francisco, Tech, West, South Africa, Kenya


The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Patch , the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5 million in financing to build out its business selling customers a way to calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions associated with that footprint.  Confirming TechCrunch reporting, Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which also included previous investors VersionOne Ventures, MapleVC, and Pale Blue Dot Ventures. Patch’s application protocol interface wo...
Tags: Energy, TC, Y Combinator, Articles, Tech, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, President, Andreessen Horowitz, Api, Carbon Footprint, Greenhouse Gases, Patch, Sonder, Jeff Jordan, EQT, Jennifer Wagner


Maple launches with $3.5 million in funding to become the SaaS backoffice for the family

Much of our daily lives have been transformed in one way or another by technology – and often through intentional efforts to innovate thanks to the advent of new technology. Now more than ever, we rely on shared collaboration platforms and digital workspaces in our professional lives, and yet most of the changes wrought by tech on our home and family lives seem like the accidental effects of broader trends, rather than intentional shifts. Maple, a new startup launching today, aims to change that...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Social, Food, Startups, TC, Business, Publishing, Family, America, Tech, Companies, Platform, President, Machine Learning, Api


Spectral raises $6.2M for its DevSecOps service

Tel Aviv-based Spectral is bringing its new DevSecOps code scanner out of stealth today and announcing a $6.2 million funding round. The startup’s programming language-agnostic service aims to automated code security development teams to help them detect potential security issues in their codebases and logs, for example. Those issues could be hardcoded API keys and other credentials, but also security misconfiguration and shadow IT assets. The four-person founding team has a deep background in b...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Enterprise, Funding, Tel Aviv, Hp, Ceo, Computing, Machine Learning, Api, Security tools, Cto, Klarna, Jenkins, Travis


Sinch acquires Inteliquent for $1.14B to take on Twilio in the US

After raising $690 million from SoftBank in December to make acquisitions, the Sweden-based cloud communications company Sinch has followed through on its strategy in that department. Today the company announced that it is acquiring Inteliquent, an interconnection provider for voice communications in the U.S. currently owned by private equity firm GTCR, for $1.14 billion in cash. And to finance the deal, Sinch said it has raised financing totaling SEK8.2 billion — $986 million — from Handelsbank...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, Sweden, Enterprise, India, Softbank, US, America, Tech, Chicago, Telecoms, Api, North America, Sap, Twilio, EBITDA


Banking Technology 2021: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Forrester analysts say AI and APIs are critical now, but some tech is years from implementation in banks and credit unions (if ever). The post Banking Technology 2021: What’s Hot and What’s Not appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Internet Of Things, Finance, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Ai, Api, Iot, Blockchain, Forrester, Chatbot, Digital Banking Strategies, Technology Strategies, Featured Content, Jost Hoppermann


Andreessen Horowitz could make the carbon offset API Patch its latest climate bet

The early-stage carbon offset API developer, Patch, could be another one of Andreessen Horowitz’s early bets on climate tech. According to several people with knowledge of the investment round, former OpenTable chief executive and current Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan is looking at leading the young company’s latest financing. Such an investment would be a win for Patch, which could benefit from Andreessen Horowitz’s marketing muscle in a space that’s becoming increasingly crowded. And...
Tags: TC, Tech, Renewable Energy, Andreessen, Chemistry, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Andreessen Horowitz, Api, West Coast, Opentable, Patch, General Partner, Tran, Jeff Jordan, Silo


Google Cloud launches Apigee X, the next generation of its API management platform

Google today announced the launch of Apigee X, the next major release of the Apgiee API management platform it acquired back in 2016. “If you look at what’s happening — especially after the pandemic started in March last year — the volume of digital activities has gone up in every kind of industry, all kinds of use cases are coming up. And one of the things we see is the need for a really high-performance, reliable, global digital transformation platform,” Amit Zavery, Google Cloud’s head of pla...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Firewall, Api, Caching, Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Infrastructure, Apigee, Google Cloud, James Fairweather


Twitter’s new API platform now opened to academic researchers

Twitter today is rolling out a new product track on its API platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to rebuild the Twitter API from the ground up. The track, which aims to serve the needs of the academic research community’s efforts, offers broader access to the Twitter archive and fewer restrictions on tweet retrievals, so researchers can access the entire history of the public conversation on Twitter’s platform. In addition to gaining access to all the Twitter API v2 endpoints released to dat...
Tags: Twitter, Developer, Tech, Research, Developers, Api, Academic Research, Researchers, Twitter Researchers


Blobr, the ‘no-code’ company turning APIs into products, raises €1.2M pre-seed

Blobr, a Paris-based startup operating in the no-code space with tech to make it easier for companies to expose and monetise their existing APIs, has raised €1.2 million in pre-seed funding. The round is led by pan-European pre-seed and seed investor Seedcamp, with participation from New Wave, Kima, and various angel investors. Blobr is also the first company to take investment from New Wave — the new European venture capital firm co-founded by Pia d’Iribarne and Jean de la Rochebrochard — since...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, Paris, Iliad, Api, Tony Fadell, Jean De La Rochebrochard, Seedcamp, Google IBM, Mulesoft, Peter Fenton, Pia d'Iribarne


Podchaser raises $4M to build a comprehensive podcast database

Podchaser, a startup building what it calls “IMDB for podcasts,” recently announced that it has raised $4 million in a funding round led by Greycroft. In other words, it’s a site where — similar to the Amazon-owned Internet Movie Database — users can look up who’s appeared in which podcasts, rate and review those podcasts and add them to lists. In fact, CEO Bradley Davis told me that the startup’s “vibrant, exciting community of podcast nerds” have already created 8.5 million podcast credits in ...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Spotify, Podcast, Media, Funding, Tech, Reddit, Davis, Api, Cto, Greycroft, Oklahoma City, Alan Patricof, Buttigieg


How U.S. Institutions Can Play the Open Banking Game and Win

API-powered 'banking-as-a-service' arrangements with fintechs won't disrupt existing banking strategies, but extend them – improving CX. The post How U.S. Institutions Can Play the Open Banking Game and Win appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Customer Experience, Mobile Apps, Api, Fintech, Digital Banking Strategies, Baas, Technology Strategies, Open Banking, Partnering


Venture capitalists react to Visa-Plaid deal meltdown

Congratulations, you’re no longer selling your company for billions of dollars! As strange as it sounds, that’s the leading perspective from venture capitalists concerning Plaid, now that its much-touted sale to Visa has fallen apart. The $5.3 billion deal would have seen banking API startup Plaid join consumer payments and credit giant Visa. But the American government took a dim view of the deal, and according to Axios reporting, Plaid felt like it could be worth more money in time. The TechCr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Finance, Tech, Api, Plaid, Visa, Anshu Sharma, Costanoa Ventures, Cheetham, Animo Ventures, Amy Cheetham, Axios reporting Plaid, Nico Berandi


Extra Crunch’s Top 10 stories of 2020

I edited hundreds of stories in 2020, so choosing my favorites would be an exercise in futility. Instead, I’ve tried to gather a sample of Extra Crunch stories that taught me something new. (Which means this top 10 list betrays my ignorance, a humbling admission for a know-it-all like myself.) While narrowing down the field of candidates, I realized that we’re covering each of the topics on this list in greater depth next year. We already have stories in the works about no-code software, the eme...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, Berlin, Tech, Diversity, Netflix, SaaS, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Api, Robotics, Fintech, B2b, Elizabeth Ii


Twitter expands API features for developers tracking the public conversation

Twitter is rolling out new features to its developer community with an update to its recently rebuilt Twitter API. One addition to the now expanded collection of API v2 endpoints will allow app developers to eventually better support Twitter’s newer conversation controls — the feature that allows users to specify who can reply to their tweets. Other endpoints allow developers to track tweets by particular accounts, those mentioning a certain account, or retrieve a list of of accounts who follow ...
Tags: Social, Apps, Twitter, Developer, Tech, Developers, Api, SocialOpinions, Jamie Maguire, Twitter API v2 Twitter


From startups to Starbucks: The embedded API opportunity

Simon Wu Contributor Share on Twitter Simon is an Investment Director with Cathay Innovation where he responsible for screening, evaluating and executing potential investments as well as post-investment monitoring. More posts by this contributor How retailers can survive the Amazon era Stripe recently made headlines with its entrance into the banking world with Stripe Treasury. The news follows Goog...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Column, Finance, Tech, Tesla, Starbucks, Payments, Api, Financial Services, Fintech, Simon, Brand Management, Starbucks Rewards, Cathay Innovation, Simon Wu


Snap launches a native Twitter integration

Twitter is partnering with Snap to bring tweets into Snapchat with a native integration that both companies hope will push users away from screenshots and towards more interactive embeds. Twitter users who are also logged into the Snapchat app on their phone will be able to access the functionality by tapping share on a particular tweet and navigating to the Snapchat icon where they’ll be able to share and react or comment on a Twitter post and send it to a friend or share on their story. The...
Tags: Android, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Reddit, Api, Soundcloud


Seoul-based payment tech startup CHAI gets $60 million from Hanhwa, SoftBank Ventures Asia

Demand for contactless payments and e-commerce has grown in South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news for payment service operators, but the market is very fragmented, so adding payment options is a time-consuming process for many merchants. CHAI wants to fix this with an API that enables companies to accept over 20 payment systems. The Seoul-based startup announced today it has raised a $60 million Series B. The round was led by Hanhwa Investment & Securities, with participati...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Paypal, Korea, Api, Seoul, Fintech, Shin, Chai, Digital Payments, Bank of Korea South Korea


Chrome adds new capabilities for developers, introduces new privacy rules for extension developers

At the Chrome Dev Summit, Google’s Chrome team today announced a number of new capabilities for developers, updated rules for extension developers, as well as new steps to improve the overall performance of the browser. In addition, the Chrome team also announced a major change for extension developers: sometime in 2021, users will get more granular control over which sites an extension can access and starting in January, every extension will feature a ‘privacy practices’ section on the Chrome W...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Web Browsers, Javascript, Software, Chrome Os, Web Apps, Api, Operating Systems, Google-chrome, Galbraith, V8, Google Analytics Google Analytics, Forward, Chrome Web Store


California’s CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Google’s framework

The state of California has now expanded access of its CA Notify app to all in the state, after originally deploying the app in a pilot program at UC Berkeley in November, which later expanded to other UC campuses. The statewide launch of the app, announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, means that the tool based on Apple and Google’s exposure notification API will be available for download and opt-in use to anyone with a compatible iPhone or Android device as of this Thursday...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Google, Android, TC, Apps, Bluetooth, California, Tech, Software, Messages, Api, Biotech, Uc-berkeley, Operating Systems


How one company reached revenues of $200M without VC money

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Subscribe here.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. So very much happened this week. If you are just catching up, the Equity crew spent good time this week parsing through a host of recent early-stage venture capital rounds; if that’s your jam,...
Tags: Startups, TC, California, Ipo, Treasury, Ohio, Api, Exchange, Scale Venture Partners, LERMAN, Dean, Yext, ARR, Olive, Endurance International, Nextiva


What developers want from a developer portal and API documentation

​We’ve created a free mini-course containing three short videos, best practice examples, and resources. To access the course, click on either the link or the image below: What developers want... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: Training, Seo, Api, API documentation, Developer Portals


Understanding Mutual TLS Options in the Public Cloud

When delivering an API over the public internet via a cloud provider, some organizations and frameworks require mutual TLS verification as a part of the interaction for that API. Mutual TLS can be used to identify clients in a server to server interaction. The certificate exchange for mutual TLS does not add an extra hop of communication over standard TLS, making it an ideal method for securely identifying clients to target resources without adding significant latency. As SSL/TLS is defined at t...
Tags: Azure, Blog, SSL, Aws, Api, Nginx, Tls, eLearning, TCP, US East, WAF, GCP, Mutual TLS, Azure App Services, Azure Front Door, GCP Certificate Authority


Nordigen introduces free European open banking API

Latvian fintech startup Nordigen is switching to a freemium model thanks to a free open banking API. Open banking was supposed to democratize access to banking information, but the company believes banking aggregation APIs from Tink or Plaid are too expensive. Instead, Nordigen thinks it can provide a free API to access account information and paid services for analytics and insights services. Open banking is a broad term and means different things, from account aggregation to verifying accou...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Finance, Tech, Api, Fintech, Nordigen, Open Banking, PSD2, Rolands Mesters


Vivenu, a ticketing API for events, closes a $15M Series A round led by Balderton Capital

vivenu, a ticketing platform that offers an API for venues and promoters to customize to their needs, has closed a $15 million (€12.6 million) in Series A funding led by Balderton Capital. Previous investor Redalpine also participated. Historically-speaking, most ticketing platform startups took a direct to consumer approach, or have provided turnkey solutions to big event promoters. But in this day and age, most events require a great deal more flexibility, not least because of the pandemic. So...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, San Francisco, Tech, CMO, Companies, Monopolies, Api, Founder, Balderton, Ticketmaster, Partner, Daniel, Industries, Contentful


Podcast 98: Judging the The DevPortal Awards 2020

The DevPortal Awards bring together the API community to recognize, celebrate and learn from the world’s greatest developer portals and their API documentation. Ellis is one of the judges. In this... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: Podcast, Seo, Api, Ellis, Developer Portals