Innovation

The financial technology industry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, with many industry executives and investors believing that the sector has finally reached a “bottom.” During the Money20/20 event in Amsterdam, executives shared their views with CNBC on how valuations have adjusted from unsustainable highs in the industry's peak years of 2020 and
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Oracle, a leading software maker, saw its shares spike by more than 12% to reach an all-time high following the announcement of cloud deals with Google and OpenAI. The database management company revealed plans to bring its database to Google's cloud in November, as well as partnering with Microsoft and OpenAI to provide supplemental computing
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Recent reports suggest that the United States is considering further tightening restrictions on China's access to chip technology crucial for the advancement of artificial intelligence. Specifically, the Biden administration may target the high-tech chip architecture known as gate all-around (GAA), which offers improved performance and lower power consumption. While this move could have significant implications
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Affirm Holdings saw a nearly 7% increase in its stock following the announcement that its buy now, pay later loans will be integrated into Apple Pay, providing another payment option for U.S. Apple users. This move is expected to boost Affirm's reach and popularity among consumers, potentially driving further growth in the future. General Motors
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Despite the European Union's anti-subsidy probe into Chinese-made electric vehicles, Chinese automakers remain resolute in their plans to invest in Europe. Cui Dongshu, the secretary general of the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), emphasized that Chinese enterprises will continue to pursue opportunities in Europe and integrate into local markets. The EU's allegations of unfair state
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Investors are eagerly watching the performance of off-price retailer Burlington Stores (BURL), as it continues to impress with its positive financial results. The first quarter of fiscal 2024 saw the company post upbeat numbers, leading to an increase in profit margin and earnings outlook for the full year. This positive news prompted Jefferies analyst Corey
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China's largest food delivery platform, Meituan, has identified a significant shift in consumer spending patterns towards experiences, particularly in the travel sector. The CEO of Meituan, Wang Xing, highlighted during a recent earnings call that consumers are increasingly willing to allocate a larger portion of their budget to travel experiences. This shifting trend indicates not
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A CEO from an alternative trading platform, Kelly Rodriques, is determined to shake up private equity investing and provide a solution for the stagnating initial public offering market. In collaboration with Accuidity, Forge Global launched the Forge Accuidity Private Market Index in the recent spring – a move that aims to offer a more accessible
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Microsoft recently made the decision to change its approach regarding the Recall feature on new PCs after security researchers discovered potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. This decision reflects Microsoft's ongoing effort to balance innovation with user privacy and security concerns. The Recall feature was initially highlighted as a key capability of the
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