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What is EMV? This 2min video from Gemalto explains

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Restaurant payments app Cover sells to Velocity

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Coming Soon to Checkouts in the US: EMV

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I used to be that mother****er.

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Deutsche Bank to cut workforce by a quarter

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Tech Firms Are Notably Scarce in IPO Market

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Betterment enters the 401(k) market

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Google Wallet pivots and turns into Venmo

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Carlyle snags insurance SaaS buyout

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An easy way to get Americans to save more money

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UBS building virtual coin for mainstream banking

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Robo-advisers face first reckoning in downturn

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