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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Customers get credit rating power

Borrowers will be able to access their credit scores free from Tuesday on a new website backed by peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne, putting banks on the backfoot by encouraging high-credit-quality customers to negotiate lower interest rates on their loans.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

New P2P lending platform gives SMEs a boost

The evolution of peer-to-peer lending platforms has given small businesses another way to access financing despite renewed lending scrutiny.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

10 hrs ago | Wired

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Asbury Park Press

East Brunswick man admits distributing child pornography onlineEast...

East Brunswick man admits distributing child pornography online Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey man has admitted sharing numerous images of child sexual abuse online.

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Related Topix: East Brunswick, NJ, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Mobile is where millennials put their money

According to the Boston Globe , millennials are throwing out their checkbooks and cash and opting for mobile payment options via apps on their smartphones.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Venmo

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

New lender to tackle banks

He is about to press the go button on Harmoney, the country's first peer-to-peer lender, challenging the banks for a slice of the "prime" personal loan market.

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Daily Herald

'Orange Is the New Black' is the second-most pirated TV show in the world

"Orange Is the New Black," Netflix's hit series about a women's prison, was the second-most-pirated TV show in the world on a daily basis after HBO's "Game of Thrones," according to CEG TEK, a data service that tracks online piracy.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Prison, Online Music, Science / Technology

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Killing Of Napster Executive

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Napster, Calabasas, CA, Science / Technology

Finextra Research news

Peer-to-Peer or Promise-to-Pass -away-?

I am a strong believer in the Peer-to-Peer concept and business models. However I see an indiscriminate use of the "P2P" term for all sorts of solutions and offerings, with very little relation to the true objectives of P2P: extended reach; visibility; self-controlling; dis-intermediation; increased responsibility; setting higher expectations; ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pocono Record

Milford man pleads guilty to child porn

Because of that plea, he will skip a trial and move on to sentencing, which will likely be in October.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology

Courier News

E. Brunswick man admits distributing child porn imagesE. Brunswick...

E. Brunswick man admits distributing child porn images Armia Alber shared images of child sexual abuse from his home computer.

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Related Topix: East Brunswick, NJ, Science / Technology

SOA World Magazine

@ThingsExpo | #WebRTC Intersects With Internet of Things

Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cloud Computing, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

WDJT

West Allis school bus driver charged with possession of child pornography

A West Allis school bus driver is accused of downloading child pornography to the laptop computer located in his family's home.

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Related Topix: West Allis, WI, Science / Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

the Peer-to-Peer Payments Report: The Exploding Market For Smartphone Apps That Transfer Money

The opportunity is huge. Globally, the market for peer-to-peer transfers and remittances is worth well over $1 trillion.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

The Globe and Mail

Online peer-to-peer banker LendingClub files for IPO

Renaud Laplanche, the chief executive of Lending Club, at the peer-to-peer lender's office in Redwood City, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Lending Club, San Mateo County, CA, Redwood City, CA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Hispanic Business

Researchers Submit Patent Application, 'Configuration of Nfc Routers...

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure generally relates to near-field communication systems and, more specifically, to the configuration of near-field communication devices for P2P transmissions.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Courier

Former Ballarat school staffer caught with 15,000 child porn images

A BALLARAT father and former employee of a local secondary school, caught with almost 15,000 child pornography images, mostly of young boys, also discussed grooming tactics with other online predators, a court has heard.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Science / Technology

jdsupra.com

Old Wine in New Bottles: The Emergence of the P2P Small Business Lending Securitizations

This last year has seen an uptick in activity in the peer to peer commercial loan market in the U.S., which, broadly speaking, includes loans made by non-traditional financing sources to small businesses .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Online peer-to-peer banker LendingClub files for IPO

LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace directly connecting borrowers and investors, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

Hispanic Business

Peer-to-peer lending can help you to save for retirement

Some are using peer-to-peer investments for a steady income stream when in retirement Source: Zopa THE PEER-to-peer lending industry is booming.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension

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