British banking newcomer Metro Bank plans to launch an online lender

The founder of British banking newcomer Metro Bank plans to launch an online lender, hoping to take advantage of a sharp decline in the number of customers using branches and challenge established rivals. Anthony Thomson, who stepped down as Metro Bank chairman in 2012, said he would lead the new venture called Atom alongside Mark […]


Heartbleed – OpenSSL bug

Called the Heartbleed Bug, the flaw could help hackers steal information, including credit card numbers and personal consumer data, from inside servers that operate e-commerce sites. The attack also could enable criminals to create web sites that mimic real ones and which could be used to steal from consumers, experts say. While those experts could […]


Qualcomm latest editions to its 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip

Image via CrunchBase Qualcomm officials are unveiling the latest editions to its 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip, calling the 808 and 810 processors the company’s fastest yet. The 20-nanometer chips, which company officials said will begin appearing in smartphones and other devices in the first half of 2015, will be faster and consume less power than the […]


Allstate Corp and Bank of America Corp’s Countrywide unit have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit

Allstate Corp and Bank of America Corp’s Countrywide unit have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from $700 million of toxic mortgage debt, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The parties “have agreed to dismissal of this action in its entirety,” lawyers for Allstate and Countrywide said in a document filed in U.S. District […]


Qualcomm officials are unveiling the latest editions to its 64-bit Snapdragon

Image via CrunchBase Qualcomm officials are unveiling the latest editions to its 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip, calling the 808 and 810 processors the company’s fastest yet. The 20-nanometer chips, which company officials said will begin appearing in smartphones and other devices in the first half of 2015, will be faster and consume less power than the […]


Class action goes ahead against Apple

Image via CrunchBase A federal judge in New York granted class certification on Friday to a group of consumers who sued Apple Inc for conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices in violation of antitrust law. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had “more than met their burden” to allow them to sue as a group. She rejected Apple’s contentions that […]