Zopa, a UK P2P lender, plans more funding in 2019 as it opens a bank

U.K. peer-to-peer lender Zopa plans on raising more money in 2019 as it looks to open up its own bank, its boss told CNBC. The financial technology start-up recently obtained a banking license from Britain’s financial regulator, on the back of a £60 million ($76.5 million) funding round it closed last month. “We will be…

Facebook ramps up ad transparency ahead of India’s 2019 elections

David Paul Morris |Bloomberg | Getty Images Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, left, speaks as Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, listens during a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Advertisers in India who want to run political ads on Facebook will need to…

Elon Musk says Tesla would consider buying idled GM plants

Tesla would consider buying the factories General Motors said it intends to idle, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday night. “It’s possible that we would be interested. If they were going to sell a plant or not use it that we would take it over,” he said. GM’s…

Technology for techies who have everything

Finding the right gift can be a challenge, especially for that person in your life who seems to have everything already. Here’s a round up of six high-tech gadgets that will surely surprise and impress the tech-lover in your life this holiday season. Source link

Medical record errors common, hard to fix

Morgan Gleason has had a lot more experience with the health-care system than most college students. Nine years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis, which causes symptoms like weak muscles and skin rashes. Like many patients with a chronic illness, Gleason sees a lot of doctors. So she and…

Google reveals North Bayshore Mountain View development plan 

Google just revealed its vision for a massive development in its home city of Mountain View, California, outlining plans for a combination of office, retail, public and residential space. The documents, published late Friday, center on the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, and include 3.12 million square feet of new and redeveloped offices, up…

Wall Street expects two-year pause in big media and telecom M&A

Sure, we may see CBS and Viacom merge next year. But there aren’t many obvious deals left. There are two major ways the media and telecommunications world could shift in the coming years. First, a huge technology company could buy a large media company. But again, that’s unlikely to happen before 2020. The second possible…

How to change Amazon Alexa’s name on Echo

I read a pretty heartbreaking story this week about a young girl named Alexa who has reportedly been bullied at school. According to NBC San Diego, Alexa’s classmates have been treating her just like an Amazon Echo, asking “Alexa” the weather and treating her like a “servant.” Unfortunately, at least for that young girl, the…

An expansive Ford, VW alliance could echo across global auto industry

How much more is now the central question, but in conversations with senior Ford and VW executives they do little to hide the likelihood that the answer will be “lots.” About the only thing off the table, said an executive with frequent C-suite access, is any sort of cross-equity swap. Along with the possible collaborations…