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TD Ameritrade rolls out Twitter trading bot

February 18 · Issue #122 · View online
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TD Ameritrade is blending tweeting and trading into a single customer experience. The brokerage firm released a Twitter bot Thursday, allowing stock investors to execute trades, get market updates and browse educational content through direct messages.
Paytm, whose peer-to-peer and consumer-to-business mobile payments app currently boasts 300 million customers in India, aims to onboard millions more around the world. As a first step, it’s using Canada as a testing ground.
Salon Media Group has become the first publisher to add cryptocurrency to its sources of revenue, offering ad-blocking site visitors a unique proposition: Either whitelist us, or let us use your computer’s spare processing power to mine cryptocurrency instead.
Stash Invest is using a new investment to build out banking products. The objective is not to become a bank, but offer its customers more options to control their financial lives.
Coinbase has added e-commerce merchant support for cryptocurrency payments, helping retailers benefit from investors’ recent gains and get ahead of competing services about to launch.
Digit is moving beyond chatbots, scrapping its SMS text-based experience and moving into an app that pushes users the most relevant alert.
Mastercard launched an in-house content studio to quickly churn out content aimed at current and future customers.
Wells Fargo has released a new “predictive banking” feature that pushes insights based on customer data and more personalized guidance.
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