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bxblue wants to move payroll-secured loans online in Brazil

Payroll-secured loans are a $40 billion a year business in Brazil, but that business largely happens offline. A startup in Y Combinator called bxblue wants to change that, by creating a marketplace for borrowers to evaluate multiple loan options all in one place. In Brazil, one of the more popular personal loan ...

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Original Tech helps banks offer better loan applications

Every year Americans apply for more than 250 million new financial products each year, but the majority of those applications are completed on paper or over the phone. A startup called Original Tech wants to change that, by providing white-label software to improve loan applications completed online. While many of the big ...

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Discord shuts down alt-right server and accounts for ToS violations

Popular voice chat platform Discord has shut down several servers and accounts associated with the alt-right for violations of the terms of service. The company announced the enforcement action on Twitter, emphasizing that it is “about positivity and inclusivity. Not hate. Not violence.” Predictably, this was quickly followed by accusations ...

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Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play

Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Disney rocked the media world when it officially – and inevitably — threw its mouse ears into the direct-to-consumer over the top video ring with separate forthcoming streaming video on ...

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