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5% Cash Back Cards: Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Restaurants – April thru June 2019

[Updated May 2019: Discover added Paypal to its 5% list for July-September, and added Target (in-store and online) and Walmart.com (online only) to it’s 5% list for October-December.] The credit cards below offer up to 5% cash back on specific categories that rotate each quarter. It takes a little extra attention, but it can add up to $100+ in additional rewards per year without changing your spending habits. You can also buy gift cards with the 5% back now but spend the gift cards later. Ne...
Tags: Credit Cards, Deals & Offers


Why startups need to be careful about export licenses and the Huawei ban

America is the land of free trade … precisely until it is not. Through a thicket of laws and regulations, the U.S. government has broad control over what can get exported to whom, particularly in areas with sensitive technology or national security concerns. In general, those restrictions are loose, which is why startups mostly haven’t had to think about export laws. That open world is rapidly closing though, and startups could well be the most harmed given that they have limited resources to ha...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Government, Tech, Paypal, Policy, Huawei, Stripe, ZTE


Electoral Commission to visit Brexit party offices over funding concerns

Body makes announcement after Gordon Brown highlighted issues over PayPal paymentsThe Electoral Commission has said it will attend the offices of Nigel Farage’s Brexit party to “review its systems” after Gordon Brown urged them to investigate concerns over the legality of the party’s funding.The former prime minister told a Labour rally in Glasgow the commission had the powers to carry out live investigations during elections, and issue interim statements on whether it believes there are unanswe...
Tags: Politics, Technology, UK News, Paypal, Labour, Nigel Farage, Gordon Brown, Arron Banks, Brexit Party, European parliamentary elections 2019


Robby and the Night Gamer Ogre Lottery

Plaseebo has announced that the Robby and the Night Gamer Ogre LOTTERY is open now through Tuesday May 21st 2019. This is a one of kind custom set, featuring a custom painted 5-inch tall vinyl Robby and a Plaseebo Night Gamer Ogre. The Ogre has an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit as well as inset glass eyes and a cloth hood with an exposed mouthful of choppers. The Led unit has replaceable batteries. The piece is painted with Monster Kolor sprays and signed by artist Bob Con...
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A Week In Seattle, WA, On A $156,000 Joint Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Calling all queers! It’s almost Pride Month and we want to amplify the voices of LGBTQIA++ people. If you're a me...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Paypal, Bob, Anna, Seattle, Hulu, Skype, Costco, Sephora, Luke, HIPAA, LGBTQIA


SpaceX postpones launch of Starlink satellites aimed at delivering internet from space

Billionaire Elon Musk’s plans to launch 60 satellites into space as part of a project to build a high-speed internet network that would be available anywhere on the planet has had to be postponed due to high winds.His company SpaceX was set to blast a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellites into orbit late Wednesday night.But the adverse weather conditions at Florida’s Cape Canaveral meant the launch was delayed by 24 hours.It will now take place on Thursday at 10.30pm local time.If successful, ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Tesla, Paypal, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, StarLink


QUICK ENDING! The Zhush $1,000 Cash Giveaway 5/26 1PP18+

Enter for your chance to win $1,000 cash paid via Paypal from The Zhush. Sue De Chiara, owner of The Zhush blog, is an entrepreneur, artist and seasoned interior design blogger who loves to provide... Click to read more...
Tags: Paypal, Frugality, Blog Giveaways, One Entry Per Person, Quick Ending, Referral Sweepstakes, Ending in May, Cash & Gift Cards, De Chiara


Karat Gets $28M for Software, Team That Assess Job-Seeking Engineers

Karat, a Seattle-based startup that uses a combination of software and a stable of freelance interviewers to help tech companies assess job applicants, announced Wednesday it has raised $28 million in new funding.Tiger Global Management led the Series B funding round, Karat says. Other participating investors included return backers Norwest Venture Partners and 8VC. Karat says it has raised more than $41 million since launching in 2014.Karat plans to use some of the proceeds from the financing ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Pinterest, Interviews, Trends, Tech, Recruiting, Paypal, HR, Vc, Human Resources, Seattle, Interviewing, Indeed, Intuit, Hiring


Hurdlr Review – Small Business Tracking for the Freelancer

Running your own small business just got easier. Here’s how Hurdlr can make your freelance life a breeze. Hurdlr Miranda Marquit's rating 8.6 Features 9.0 Cost 9.0 Customer Service 7.0 ...
Tags: Reviews, Small Business, Marketing, Customer Service, Paypal, Airbnb, Miranda Marquit, Hurdlr, Hurdlr Miranda Marquit, PayPal Square Upwork, Hurdlr FreshBooks, Hurdlr Features Hurdlr, Hurdlr Customer Service Hurdlr


Facebook poaches 2 veteran compliance experts from Coinbase as rumors swirl about its blockchain project (FB)

Facebook has hired two veteran compliance experts from blockchain startup Coinbase. The two hires come as reports swirl that Facebook is preparing to announce a product from its secretive blockchain team. The $515 billion company will want to take a careful approach in the experimental industry, to avoid the kinds of scandals that the crypto space is notorious for. Facebook is also hiring for around two dozen roles on its blockchain team, significantly increasing its numbers. Visit Business In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, SEC, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, Signal, Mikheil Moucharrafie, Jeff Cartwright, Moucharrafie, Facebook Cartwright, Mandeep Walia


PayPal snitched on bullish movie pirate who bought $1M in cryptocurrency from Coinbase

US authorities have seized over $4 million worth of cryptocurrency and cash following a movie piracy investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). But here’s the saucy part: it was PayPal that tipped off the detectives to the case. The investigation dates back to October 2013, when PayPal pointed HSI to two supposedly illegal streaming services (Noobroom.com and Noobroom7.com), TorrentFreak reports. Curiously, the owner of the...
Tags: Startups, Oregon, US, Paypal, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Motion Picture Association of America MPAA, Homeland Security Investigations HSI, Hard Fork


These are the slides about Slack's spending, sales and customer growth that the CFO is betting its IPO on

In a presentation to Wall Street on Monday, Slack's chief financial officer promised continued growth and a total market opportunity of $28 billion for the office communication company, which is set to go public in the upcoming weeks. In the presentation, CFO Allen Shim showed statistics on Slack's continued growth and customer acquisition. Slack also gave guidance for its first quarter of fiscal 2020, which it intends to report on June 10. Slack said it expects revenue between $133.8 million ...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, Paypal, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Research Development, Tamar Yehoshua, Allen Shim


Adobe brings new Amazon and Google integrations to Magento

It’s only been a few months since Adobe launched its Commerce Cloud, based on its $1.6 billion acquisition of Magento. Today, at its Imagine 2019 conference, the company announced a number of updates to Magento that focus on expanding the platform’s reach for the small- and mid-size businesses that use the service. When Adobe acquired Magento, many of these smaller companies that use the service worried that Adobe would mostly focus on its existing base of large enterprise customers — the kind o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Adobe, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Google Shopping, Magento, Braintree, PWA, Google Merchant Center, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Jason Woosley, Woosley


Mailchimp expands from email to full marketing platform, says it will make $700M in 2019

Mailchimp, a bootstrapped startup out of Atlanta, Georgia, is known best as a popular tool for organizations to manage their customer-facing email activities — a profitable business that its CEO told TechCrunch has now grown to around 11 million customers, is on track for $700 million in revenue in 2019. To help hit that number, Mailchimp is taking the wraps off a significant update aimed at catapulting it into the next level of business services. Beginning later this week, Mailchimp will start ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Instagram, Advertising Tech, Marketing, US, Tech, Paypal, Square, Mailchimp, Shopify, TechCrunch, Chestnut, Atlanta Georgia


Fascinating Predictions about Facebook Messenger Marketing That Can Help Your Business Grow

When it comes to Facebook Messenger chatbots, we as marketers are in the thick of it. We’re devising Messenger strategies, assembling chatbot sequences, and racking up wins for our companies and clients. But what’s the future of Facebook chatbot marketing? We have some predictions. Crystal balls not being readily available at the time of writing, I made these predictions based on data, trends, and history (the “repeats itself” bit). We’re not a rumor blog, so there’s none of that here. Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, London, Instagram, India, Sales, Tel Aviv, Bloomberg, Paypal, Facebook Messenger, George Clooney, Facebook News Feed, Braintree, Zuckerberg, Facebook Marketing


Uber opens at a disappointing $42 per share

At long last, it’s lift-off for Uber. After its initial public offering at $45 per share, at the bottom end of the range it set previously, to raise $8.1 billion, transportation startup began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange, and the shares opened at $42, down from the IPO price. Ahead of Uber finally making its debut, the company had an indication price that went as low as $42 ahead of live trading. With the overall market in a slump this week over trade woes with China, it’s a ch...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, China, Ipo, Tech, Paypal, Alibaba, Venture Capital, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Nyse, Dara Khosrowshahi


LIVE: Uber is set to begin trading in one of the largest US IPOs on record (UBER)

Uber's highly anticipated initial public offering is imminent.  Shares are set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in one of the largest US-listed IPOs on record. Uber priced at $45 a share on Thursday evening, giving it a valuation of $75.5 billion. Banks were seeking a valuation of $120 billion at the start of the IPO process.   Visit Markets Insider's homepage for more stories. Uber is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday in one of the larges...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paypal, Fbi, Alibaba, New York Stock Exchange, Trump, Morgan Stanley Goldman Sachs, Waymo Uber, Sarah Sanders


Uber Completes $8.1B Public Market Debut in Spite of Tumultuous Past

Ride-hailing giant Uber secured $8.1 billion in new capital late Thursday as it priced an initial public offering that set its market capitalization at $82.4 billion, according to calculations by The New York Times and other news outlets.Uber announced late Thursday it will sell 180 million shares of common stock at $45 apiece when it completes the IPO. That price is near the lowest end of the range Uber set at $44 to $50 in the amended prospectus it filed on April 26.Uber (NYSE: UBER) will sta...
Tags: Google, Deals, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Marketplace, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech


Chipper Cash convinces Joe Montana to invest in African fintech

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has raised a $2.4 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The payments company also persuaded 500 Startups and Liquid 2 Ventures—co-founded by Joe Montana—to join the round. Chipper Cash’s Ugandan chief executive, Ham Serunjogi, pitched the U.S. football legend directly. “He was quite excited about what we’re doing and his belief that the next wave of [tech] growth will come from…Africa,” Serunjogi told TechCrunch. Chipper Cash wen...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Yahoo, Entrepreneurship, Africa, San Francisco, Ceo, Paypal, Smartphone, Uganda, United States, Iowa, Kenya, Private Equity, Silicon Valley


PayPal's CFO believes AI can save the company $25 million a year by automating one area of customer service

PayPal customers sometimes reach out to the payments platform to get more information on a transaction that shows up on their bank statement.  Those calls cost the company roughly $25 million annually, John Rainey, PayPal's CFO, told Business Insider. Rainey is pushing to use AI technology to automatically respond to those requests.  You decide to check your bank account when you come across a transaction simply labeled "PayPal." You pause, as you can't quite remember what you purchased.  If ...
Tags: Trends, Paypal, Warren Buffett, Business Insider, BNA, Rainey, John Rainey


Facebook is loosening its ban on crypto ads as rumors swirl about its blockchain project (FB)

Facebook is loosening up its ban on crypto-related ads. Advertisements on the social network about blockchain technology and industry news will no longer require pre-approval. The company clamped down on blockchain and bitcoin-related ads a year ago amid a wave of scams. The change comes as the company is rumoured to be preparing to announce its own cryptocurrency to power payments. Facebook is relaxing its ban on crypto-related ads. On Wednesday, the social networking giant announced that it...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, David Marcus, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Signal, ICOS


RedCircle’s latest feature makes it easy to tip podcast creators

A group of former Uber employees unveiled their podcasting startup RedCircle last week, and now they’re already launching new features — specifically the ability for listeners to make small tip payments to podcasters. RedCircle has created a web-based podcast player of its own, but CEO Michael Kadin (previously an engineering manager at Uber) said the mission isn’t to compete with other podcast apps. Instead the team aims to create the tools podcasters need to build a real business. In fact, Red...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Media, Podcasts, Tech, Paypal, Michael Kadin, Roy Bahat, Kadin, RedCircle, Jeremy Lermitte, Lermitte, Bloomberg Beta Acast


Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads

Facebook still won’t let you advertise for ICOs or binaries, and ads for cryptocurrencies and exchanges need prior approval. But a year after banning all blockchain-related ads, it’s reopening to ones for “blockchain technology, industry news, education or events related to cryptocurrency” without the need for pre-approval. The change could be a boon to an industry struggling for mainstream attention in the wake of the 2018 cryptocurrency price collapse that soured much of the public on the ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Bloomberg, Paypal, David Marcus, Facebook Blockchain, Julie Verhage


How often do RouteNote send out statistics and payments?

Here’s a guide to when and how often you’ll be paid when you upload your music to online stores and streaming services with RouteNote. Once you’ve uploaded your music to us, we’ve looked it over and approved it to be sent to your chosen services, and it’s live online – it’s time to see how well you’re doing and reap your earnings. We upload your statistics 45 days after the end of each month. So if your music is online in January being streamed by people from anywhere, then we will hav...
Tags: Music, Support, Stats, Paypal, How To, Earnings, Statistics, Payments, Distribution, Routenote, Facebook Twitter


Once Defiant, All 4 White Supremacists Charged In C’ville Violence Plead Guilty

Guilty pleas last week by two prominent members of the Rise Above Movement came after pledges to fight federal charges and claims that those jailed were political prisoners punished for their controversial views. Last year, when federal authorities arrested and charged four members or associates of a white supremacist gang for their roles in the infamous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the men and their supporters struck a defiant tone. The men proclaimed their inn...
Tags: News, California, Youtube, Paypal, Pennsylvania, Ram, Extremism, Orange County, Charlottesville, Frontline, Ucla, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Northrop Grumman, Daley, Charlottesville Virginia


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Tags: Deals, Paypal, Coupons, Online Deals, Womens Apparel, American Eagle Aerie Underwear, Boyshorts Shipping


Thunes raises $10M to make financial services more accessible in emerging markets

Cross-border fintech continues to be an area of interest for venture capitalists. The latest deal sees GGV Capital — the U.S-China firm that’s backed Xiaomi, Airbnb, Square and others — lead a $10 million investment in Singapore-based startup Thunes. Other investors in the Series A round are not being disclosed at this point. Thunes — which is slang for money in French and is pronounced ‘tunes’ — is not your typical startup. Its service is a b2b play that provides payment solutions for com...
Tags: Startups, Asia, London, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Africa, Paypal, Middle East, Xiaomi, Dubai, Miami, Paytm, Mpesa


Top 10 stories of the week: April 29th to 5th May 2019

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 5th May 2019 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: E2E, for their support. PayPal announces $500 million investment in Uber ahead of ride-hailing firm’s IPO PayPal revealed on Friday that it plans to invest... ...
Tags: Travel, Home, News, Paypal, IPO PayPal


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 3-10

  Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna runs through May 26 under their big top tent in front of the USS Iowa on the waterfront in San Pedro. (Photo by Scott Varley/Daily Breeze/SCNG)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   St. Francis de Sales School Festival: The 25th annual event includes entertainment, fireworks, food, game...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN