5.15.18 Your morning briefing
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The newspaper cited job listings for store managers in each city, and reported Amazon has confirmed the company is planning to open stores in those locations, but did not provide timing.
The Chicago store may be in the Loop district, given Amazon has a building permit in that neighborhood. The San Francisco store will likely be in the Union Square shopping district.
Amazon is also expected to open Go locations in Los Angeles, and additional locations in Seattle.
Order of malware
Chili's has suffered a breach that may have exposed credit and debit card information in March and April of this year.
CNET reports the chain has acknowledged the breach, but has not provided a lot of added information, such as how many people and locations were impacted. It is warning consumers to examine their card statements for unusual activity.
Chili's says malware gathered names and card numbers from pay stations in stores, and it's investigating the incident. The chain doesn't collect government IDs or Social Security numbers, so that information is likely safe.
The deal could be complicated because SoftBank, which owns about 20% of Flipkart, reportedly has an agreement with Flipkart that bans SoftBank from making more than a $500 million investment in Paytm until 2020—a larger investment would require some sort of negotiation with Flipkart. Softbank's current Paytm stake is $400 million.
Softbank is also reconsidering its position in Flipkart following Flipkart's agreement to sell more than 70% of the company to Walmart.
Grapefruit league beats cactus to crypto
Cryptocurrency tax payments may be on the way out in Arizona, but the concept is advancing in Florida.
Seminole County, which is near Orlando, will accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash for payments for licenses, ID cards, automobile tags and titles and property tax, reports Coindesk.
The county is partnering with BitPay to collect the payments, making it BitPay's first government partnership.
From the Web
American Express extends Aeroplan deal to 2020 to exit alongside Air Canada
Financial Post | Mon May 14, 2018 - American Express Canada says it has reached a deal with Aimia Inc. and Air Canada extend its term as a credit card partner in the Aeroplan rewards program. The company says the renewed contract extends through to June 29, 2020, to end at the same time as Air Canada’s participation in Aeroplan.
U.S. says Centra Tech co-founders indicted for cryptocurrency fraud
Reuters | Mon May 14, 2018 - U.S. prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of three co-founders of a cryptocurrency startup once promoted by the boxer Floyd Mayweather, accusing them of fraudulently raising more than $25 million from investors in an initial coin offering. Sohrab “Sam” Sharma, Robert Farkas and Raymond Trapani, who co-founded Centra Tech Inc, were each charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and two conspiracy counts, according to an indictment filed with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Singtel And Razer Partner To Build The Largest E-payment Network
Yahoo Finance | Mon May 14, 2018 - Singtel and gaming tech giant, Razer, have come together to create the largest e-payment’s network in South East Asia. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding as they seek to foster collaboration in the areas of esports, gaming, digital media, and Telecommunication services.
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