Plastiq raises $75M to help small businesses use credit cards more

When Eliot Buchanan tried to use his credit card to pay his Harvard tuition bill, the payment was rejected because the university said it doesn’t accept credit. Realizing the same problem exists for thousands of different transactions like board, rent and vendor payments, he launched Plastiq. Plastiq helps people use credit cards to pay, or get paid, for anything. Plastiq today announced that it has raised $75 million in venture capital in a Series D round led by B Capital Group. Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Accomplice and Top Tier Capital Partners also participated in the round. The round brings the company’s total known venture capital raised to more than $140… Read More

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Plastiq raises $75M to help small businesses use credit cards more

When Eliot Buchanan tried to use his credit card to pay his Harvard tuition bill, the payment was rejected because the university said it doesn’t accept credit. Realizing the same problem exists for thousands of different transactions like board, rent and vendor payments, he launched Plastiq. Plastiq helps people use credit cards to pay, or get paid, for anything. Plastiq today announced that it has raised $75 million in venture capital in a Series D round led by B Capital Group. Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Accomplice and Top Tier Capital Partners also participated in the round. The round brings the company’s total known venture capital raised to more than $140… Read More

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How to keep your internet from slowing to a crawl while working from home

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Given that we’re all sick, stuck indoors, and not able to socialize in person, we’re relying on the internet to keep us from going stir-crazy. And given that we’re not always this demanding, you may find your home internet is groaning under the pressure. Here are a couple of things you can do to help. According to Recode’s Adam Clark Estes, the global internet infrastructure is handling the demand fairly well — speed deficiencies are more… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Foxtel is giving subscribers free access to more content, screens and data

As Australians spend more time at home in self-isolation, Foxtel has announced that it’s giving its subscribers more content, screens and data at no additional cost to help make these uncertain times a little more bearable. Starting today and extending until May 31, 2020, Foxtel is providing customers with access to its Drama, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Documentaries, Reality and Kids TV channels and on demand libraries – no activation necessary. And, if you’re a Foxtel Now subscriber, the Drama Extra, Docos, Pop, Lifestyle and Kids content packages will now be added to your Essentials, Pop or Lifestyle packs. Self-isolation entertainment guide: best Aussie movie & TV streaming servicesBest TV shows on… Read More

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Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple customers who didn’t pick up devices dropped off for repairs within two days of the company closing all of its retail stores will have to wait to pick them up until the stores reopen, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. When Apple announced on March 14th that it would be closing all retail stores outside China due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said customers had a two-day window to retrieve any repairs. Apple tried to contact customers via phone and email to tell them they needed to pick up their devices, but any products that didn’t get retrieved in… Read More

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