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Fintech startup Constellation lands $500K, nears Credit Union product launch

Constellation Digital Partners, a Raleigh-based fintech startup backed by a growing number of credit unions, has closed on another $500,000 as it nears product launch. Constellation officially launched on May 2 with technology that specifically targets credit unions. The startup is promising “a complete suite of digital financial services dedicated solely to credit unions” that “will allow credit unions and members to choose which services to use inside of a secure banking experience.” Coastal Credit Union in Raleigh and a group of other CUs as well as service providers have already pumped some $9 million into the venture after...

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Special report: Internet of Things to help drive 5G adoption

Editor’s note: In the fourth part of a special report, Technology Business Research Analyst Dan Callahan spells out how high-speed 5G wireless will be deployed and used by businesses. The first three parts are linked with this report.  PLANO, Texas – Due to the numerous challenges with the business case for 5G, TBR believes the operator, or partner, IoT platform could be a path to increased adoption and monetization. Operators and vendors can weave 5G into the technology and into their go-to-market strategies. They can message that a solution can be crafted on their platform with or without 5G,...

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Epic antitrust fight looms for AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new headache for President Donald Trump, whose public statements have raised suspicions that he might have interfered with the department’s decision, potentially undermining its legal case. DOJ’s antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, has said the president did not tell him what to do. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday she wasn’t aware of any specific action related to the case taken by the White House. In...

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Special report: 5G will be an evolution, not a revolution

Editor’s note: The advent of faster-than-ever wireless networks in the form of new 5G means plenty of change and challenges for the communications industry. Technology Business Research Analyst Dan Callahan provides an overview in the first of a multi-part report. PLANO, Texas – The telecom industry in the Americas continues to prepare for 5G. The ever-increasing data consumption and output from content-hungry consumers and businesses seeking to take advantage of Internet of Things (IoT), among other emerging technologies, drives R&D and deployment of 5G. The telecom industry seeks to prove 5G will increase value to businesses and consumers and...

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