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Is this UK unicorn the bank of the future?

Is this UK unicorn the bank of the future?

Business, News, Tech (news), UK
You see the flash of a fluorescent coral card as someone goes to pay for their coffee. Followed by an instant buzz of a phone as they reach into their pocket to a new notification. This is Monzo. The “bank that lives on your smartphone and is built for the way we live.” Founded in 2015, by Tom Bloomfield, Monzo quickly won a cult following and in April 2017, it became a fully-fledged bank. It is recruiting around 20,000 customers a week, as reported by This Is Money. The fast-growing startup has raised £85m from US venture capital investors, and this year hit a landmark valuation of over £1bn – making it part of the UK Fintech unicorn club. https://twitter.com/amandigiruu/status/1018207148948541445 Monzo branded itself as exclusively available with the use of ‘queues’ and ‘golden
Ready, steady, go…online: Black Friday Week is here

Ready, steady, go…online: Black Friday Week is here

Featured, Lifestyle, Tech (news)
The 2018 sale has begun for the tech enthusiasts a week prior to Black Friday. Black Friday sales have already started, even though the official date is on the 23rd of November. Amazon, Game and Argos launched their online deals today. The sale continues across the Black Friday weekend and would end on the Cyber Monday. Whether you’re after a new television, laptop or phone, here’s everything you need to know about Black Friday, including how to get the best deals. Back in 2010, Amazon introduced the originally American ‘Black Friday’ concept to the UK. Since then, the hype around the big day got Britons to “delay their purchases” stated the Strategy and Insight Director at IMRG – Andy Mulcahy for Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/black-friday/2018/11/18/black-friday-2018
Royole reveals world’s first foldable phone

Royole reveals world’s first foldable phone

Lifestyle, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
California-based, China backed tech conglomerate, Royole Corporation, win the race to release the next generation of mobile phone technology – introducing the FlexPai. The world’s first commercial fully flexible HD display releaved on the 31st of October offering users the ability to adapt on the go.   https://twitter.com/RoyoleOfficial/status/1057731161705766912   The Royole FlexPai enters the mobile market with an initial price of £1,020 for its 128GB model, peaking at £1,137 for the expanded storage of the 256GB version. The 7.8” super-durable, ultra-thin screen (stress tested for over 200,000 folds) is expandable, foldable or used split-screens with ease thanks to the intuitive drag and share touchscreen technology. The FlexPai pioneers the foldable p
A silver lining for Cryptocurrency

A silver lining for Cryptocurrency

Lifestyle, Tech, Tech (news), Technology
130 coffee shops in Europe started to accept and sell Crypto just before the Central Bank of the Russian Federation shared their excitement that the ‘fever’ over cryptocurrency has begun to cool off.   The announcement made by the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Elvira Nabiullina, stated that the cryptocurrency fever has gradually begun to disappear, as more practical investments have surfaced over the past few months. However, a startup called Cyclebit has just proved them wrong, offering a solution for crypto enthusiasts that find the ordinary paying methods a bit boring and ironically, for the cash and card users - unsafe. Cyclebit seeks to make crypto a part of everyday life, giving the possibility to use your assets to pay for the day-to-day expen
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