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The Department of Justice is reviewing TurboTax maker Intuit’s $7.1 billion purchase of its free competitor
The Verge

TurboTax’s Credit Karma merger is under review by the Department of Justice, which has concerns over antitrust issues caused by Intuit purchasing its free competitor. more…

Google signs up six more partners for its digital banking platform coming to Google Pay
TechCrunch

Google is expanding its plans to offer digital banking services in the U.S. The company announced today it’s partnering with half a dozen more banks to offer digital checking and savings accounts to Google Pay users in the U.S., starting sometime next year. T… more…

Amazon’s hardware business doesn’t escape Congressional scrutiny
TechCrunch

While much of today’s Congressional grilling into the anticompetitive practices of the big tech giants focused on their core businesses, Amazon’s hardware also came in for close inspection during the hours-long interrogation. It was a small but significant ex… more…

Disney+ grows to more than 60.5M subscribers
TechCrunch

Disney+ had more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of yesterday, according to The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Chapek. Chapek shared the number during a call to discuss the company’s latest earnings report, which covered the company’s most recent quart… more…

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business
TechCrunch

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link soluti… more…

The Three Biggest Lies Google and Facebook Spouted About Your Privacy Before Congress
Gizmodo.com

The landmark antitrust hearing earlier this week had a little bit of everything: tantrums over mandated masks, questions about cancel culture, and, of course, diapers dot com. And while a lot of us here might’ve predicted some of the turns that unfolded over … more…

Best cloud storage services: Back up, share, and collaborate more easily
Mashable

Remote based storage is nothing new, but there's never been a busier time for cloud-based services. With the growing trend for more and more businesses working remotely and more individuals than ever storing increasingly large amounts of essential files, it's… more…

Does your small business need a website? Try these services.
Mashable

If you have a small business, you know it needs to have an online presence. The days of being able to succeed without some kind of website or online store are far behind us.  Fortunately, making your mark online has never been easier thanks to many companies … more…

Plant the seeds of your retirement plan with $25 off Blooom
Mashable

TL;DR: Retirement management company Blooom is offering $25 off your first year of easy, accessible financial advice with promo code: VACAAA. Offer valid through Sept. 1. It’s 2020. You’re young, spry, with decades of life ahead of you. The concept of saving… more…

Grab expands finance business with consumer loans services, wealth management - Reuters
Reuters

Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest ridehailing firm, deepened its finance sector push on Tuesday by announcing that it will offer consumer loans services in Singapore and roll-out wealth management products in the fast-growing but crowded sector. more…

Grab expands finance business with consumer loans services, wealth management - Reuters
Reuters

Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest ridehailing firm, deepened its finance sector push on Tuesday by announcing that it will offer consumer loans services in Singapore and roll-out wealth management products in the fast-growing but crowded sector. more…

WRAPUP 1-U.S. consumer spending rises for second straight month, income drops further - Reuters
Reuters

U.S. consumer spending increased for a second straight month in June, setting up consumption for a rebound in the third quarter, though the recovery could be limited by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the end of expanded unemployment benefits. more…

U.S. consumer spending rises for second straight month, income drops further - Reuters India
Reuters

U.S. consumer spending increased for a second straight month in June, setting up consumption for a rebound in the third quarter, though the recovery could be limited by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the end of expanded unemployment benefits. more…

UK businesses grow at fastest pace in five years in July after COVID slump - Reuters
Reuters

British businesses in the services and manufacturing sectors grew at the fastest rate in more than five years last month as they began to recover from the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown, a survey showed on Wednesday. more…

Disney to reveal pandemic hit to parks and ESPN, boost to streaming services, on Tuesday - Reuters
Reuters

For Walt Disney Co , the ability to sell "Frozen"-themed water bottles at the Magic Kingdom theme park while selling ads during the NBA playoffs has historically been its greatest strength. more…

PREVIEW-Disney to reveal pandemic hit to parks and ESPN, boost to streaming services, on Tuesday - Reuters India
Reuters

For Walt Disney Co , the ability to sell "Frozen"-themed water bottles at the Magic Kingdom theme park while selling ads during the NBA playoffs has historically been its greatest strength. more…

Instant View: India's central bank keeps rates steady - Reuters
Reuters

India's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Thursday, amid a recent rise in retail consumer prices and said it would ensure inflation remains within target going forward. more…

INSTANT VIEW 3-India's central bank unexpectedly keeps rates steady - Reuters UK
Reuters

India's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Thursday, amid a recent rise in retail consumer prices and said it would ensure inflation remains within target going forward. more…

Veteran investor Bill Foley to raise $1.2 billion via new blank check company - Reuters
Reuters

Veteran investor Bill Foley is seeking to raise $1.2 billion through the initial public offering (IPO) of a new blank check company, months after raising $1 billion through another special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). more…

Container ships sent to Tripoli to keep Lebanon supply lines running - Reuters
Reuters

Leading container lines are diverting ships to Lebanon's smaller terminal of Tripoli after the devastating explosion at Beirut's port that killed 145 people also paralysed vital trade. more…

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