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Google Is Getting Its Payments Act Together

Google Is Getting Its Payments Act Together

Google finally combined its Google Wallet and G-Pay apps within the U.S. with Wallet as the surviving app. Google Wallet digests G-Pay. Wallet is the surviving app and enables users to retain G-Pay's NFC payments (cardless payments), capability. In addition, Wallet enables users to include other cardless transaction types such as loyalty cards, gift cards, … Continue reading Google Is Getting Its Payments Act Together

Google Pay, G Pay, Google Wallet, Oh My!

Google Pay, G Pay, Google Wallet, Oh My!

Google's customer-facing payments execution is confusing. One must drill down to understand the difference between Google Pay, G Pay and Google Wallet. Further, Google's strategy for each of its FinTech apps differs by geography. Google's confusing positioning is surprising to us given that we have the utmost respect for Bill Ready who leads Google's Payments … Continue reading Google Pay, G Pay, Google Wallet, Oh My!

Citigroup’s Trade Error To Cost Bank More Than $50 Million

Citigroup’s Trade Error To Cost Bank More Than $50 Million

Manual trading errors such as the one described in the Bloomberg article referenced HERE can essentially be eliminated by implementing business rules within the Trade Order Management System ("TOMS") / Execution Management System ("EMS"), that a given bank has installed (years ago TOMS and EMS were separate systems but today typically are a single system). … Continue reading Citigroup’s Trade Error To Cost Bank More Than $50 Million

AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Alternatives

AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Alternatives

Corporate customers ought to think about diversifying beyond AWS, Azure and Google Cloud for cloud storage and embedded capabilities such as AI/ML/NLP and more. Sure, there is Oracle, Alibaba and others. Yet it would seem now may be the time for Industry-focused players to offer cloud services alternatives. Tickers mentioned: AMZN, BABA, FIS, GOOG, MSFT, … Continue reading AWS, Azure & Google Cloud Alternatives

Technology Platform Companies Include More Than The Usual Suspects

Technology Platform Companies Include More Than The Usual Suspects

Technology platform companies include more than Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. We contemplate a few FinTech platform companies below. PayPal (ticker: PYPL): A "Payments" platform company that re-invented itself by acquiring another payments company - Venmo - that was built on top of another platform company - Facebook. The architect that drove PYPL's strategy … Continue reading Technology Platform Companies Include More Than The Usual Suspects

A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

What could a PayPal, Interactive Brokers transaction look like? With inflated valuations all-stock deals have become more popular. A traditional, all stock acquisition of Interactive Brokers by PayPal (tkr: PYPL), certainly could happen. However, our preference would be for a "NewCo" structure whereby PayPal would own the NewCo business, or at least own a majority … Continue reading A PayPal, Interactive Brokers Transaction

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

Should PayPal (tkr: PYPL), want to have a retail trading product, Interactive Brokers (tkr: IBKR), is the answer. IBKR is the one retail trading platform that puts technology and user security first. In our view a "technology first" trading platform that emphasizes cybersecurity should be table stakes today but unfortunately is not so among trading … Continue reading Interactive Brokers Is The Answer To PayPal’s Retail Riddle

PayPal’s Google Cloud Relationship Could Foreshadow A Future Deal

PayPal’s Google Cloud Relationship Could Foreshadow A Future Deal

PayPal recently announced that it is moving core applications to Google Cloud. The PayPal Google Cloud relationship is not new (read more here). However, what is interesting to us is that Bill Ready (Google Commerce leader having joined Google in January 2020) is PayPal's former COO. Further, Google Commerce could use a boost in its … Continue reading PayPal’s Google Cloud Relationship Could Foreshadow A Future Deal

Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending

Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending

Infrastructure Technology and CyberSecurity are among the Tech sectors that will benefit from increased consumer spending in the coming months. We recently wrote about elevated Personal Income levels due to multiple rounds of fiscal handouts. Consumers will spend this money now that the warm weather is here. Technology companies outside of "Consumer Tech" will benefit … Continue reading Infrastructure Tech and CyberSecurity Will Benefit From Consumer Spending