Goldman Sachs acquires personal finance startup Clarity Money

The move will add Clarity’s Money’s 1 million customers to Goldman Sach’s Marcus business. In a strategic move aimed at bolstering its online lending business, Goldman Sachs Group Inc has purchased Clarity Money, a personal finance startup. The acquisition will add more than 1 million of Clarity Money’s customers to Goldman Sachs’ Marcus business. Clarity…

EU to enact landmark data privacy law on May 25, 2018

In a welcome move, the EU’s Social Media Working Group will formulate a long term strategy to deal with the protection of personal data harvested from social networks. Following the reporting of Facebook Inc’s fiasco in the way personal data of 87 million of its users were harvested for economic or political purposes, privacy watchdogs…

Toyota-backed Hino Motors enters into a strategic tie up with VW’s truck & bus unit

The forward looking deal targets the hybrid and self-driving car market. On Thursday, Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd stated it has formed a strategic tie-up with Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH. Toyota Motor Corp holds a majority stake in Hino Motors Ltd. The tie-up will enable the Hino Motors to expand in areas such…

WeWork to acquire Chinese rival Naked Hub for $400 million

With a funding round, led by SoftBank group, seeing WeWork’s valuation touch $17 billion, the tech startup was 2017’s hottest startups. As per three sources familiar with the matter at hand, WeWork Co, an American firm that provides shared technology startup subculture communities, workspaces, and services for large enterprises, freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses,…

Alphabet’s Google in advanced talks to purchase Nokia Oyj’s airplane boradband business

Once the deal comes through, it could provide much faster alternatives to existing Wi-Fi connectivity on airplanes. As per a Bloomberg report, citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Alphabet Inc’s Google is negotiating with Nokia Oyj to purchase its airplane broadband business. The purchase could enable Google to provide faster alternatives to existing…

Australia moves to regulate bitcoins

As a first step, cryptocurrency providers in Australia will have to register themselves with AUSTRAC and comply with KYC norms. On Wednesday, in a move aimed minimizing the risks surrounding cryptocurrencies, Australia has brought the country’s cryptocurrency providers under the purview of its financial intelligence unit, so as to monitor and take necessary action against…