Marketplace Lending News Roundup – July 21

During the week I share the latest marketplace lending and fintech news on Twitter as it happens. Then every Saturday I take the most interesting news items and blog posts from the past week and share them here. Rising Inflation, Bank Earnings, Deep-Dive on Inflation Trends from PeerIQ – The latest PeerIQ newsletter takes a look … Read more

Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid questions over surveillance

Crimson Hexagon suspended as concerns surface over company’s federal contracts and ties to Russia and Turkey Facebook has suspended a social media analytics firm from accessing user data while it investigates potential violations of its policy barring surveillance. The firm, Crimson Hexagon, boasts an impressive list of blue chip clients and claims to have collected … Read more

Microsoft revenue exceeds $100bn boosted by cloud services

Strong results attributed to reorganizing the company’s priorities to cloud computing and artificial intelligence Microsoft’s revenue exceeded $100bn for the first time in fiscal year 2018, the company reported Thursday, as the legacy software company’s efforts to reinvent itself as a major player in cloud computing continued to pay off. Microsoft stock jumped more than … Read more

B2B Investors Get Smart About Business Intelligence

Investors placed more than $136.5 million with B2B startups this past week, and while investment targets were diverse (including B2B eCommerce and small business lending), the bulk of the funding landed at companies focused on enhancing businesses’ ability to assess their performance. Business intelligence is a common theme in this week’s B2B venture capital (VC) … Read more