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Weekend FinTech Reading, April 19–20, 2014

It’s the weekend which means its time to catch up on recent FinTech news and reading:

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook (Tech Crunch) After Heartbleed Bug, a Race to Plug Internet Hole: Providers and consumers scramble to recover from this weeks major security breach. (Wall Street Journal) eBay Settles Board Fight With Icahn: Activist investor concedes in fight for PayPal spinoff. (New York Times) Google exec reiterates commitment to mobile payments: The tech giant announces plans to expand Google Wallet and payments technology efforts. (CNET) Big Data, a necessary Evil?: Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data (New York Times) Watch Out PayPal? The Real Meaning Of A Facebook Money Transfer Business (Forbes) Get Familiar With Big Data Nowor Face 'Permanent Pink Slip' (Wall Street Journal) Lenders Place Their Bets on Mobile Banking: More banks providing mobile options in order to retain customers in an increasingly smartphone-centric consumer environment. (Wall Street Journal) Beacons: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack: The ins and outs of the latest indoor mobile communications technology. (Business Insider) Technologys Man Problem: Changing culture from the inside. (New York Times) Apple Could Finally Adopt NFC On iPhone For Mobile Payment Plans And Touch ID: Apple rumored to introduce NFC technology in its next smartphone. (TechCrunch) Google Releases First Developer Resources For Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone: (TechCrunch) The Dangers of the Cloud: Planes, Automobilesand Wearables (Wall Street Journal) Revenge on the Nerds: Why It's So Cool to Laugh at the Tech World Now (The Atlantic) With Palm-Readers, Theres Mobile Payments in Your Future (Wall Street Journal)

Googles New Modular Phone May Be the Last Youll Need to Buy (WIRED)

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