April 29, 2021

Month: April 2021

Give us the money we’re owed

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Addison Davis said he’ll be pushing this week to get federal ESSER funding released to the school district as soon as possible.

The money is part of COVID relief efforts.


What You Need To Know

  •  Hillsborough County Schools officials hope to use federal COVID relief funds to offset millions used during the pandemic
  •  FDOE, though, has said the funds should not be used for budget items or reoccurring expenses
  • Local officials say they are owed the funds after doing everything the state has asked of them

School administrators said it may be

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9 low income personal loans for 2021

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While having a low income might limit your borrowing options, there are still several lenders that offer low-income loans.  (iStock)

Many personal loan lenders require borrowers to make a minimum amount of income to be eligible for a loan — which generally means you’ll have fewer borrowing options if

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Business group, local app developer plan gift card that can be spent at small businesses throughout Portland

As small Portland businesses struggled through a difficult holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic, some began discussing the possibility of creating a communal gift card that could be spent at independent shops across the city.

Bricks Need Mortar, a coalition of local businesses, explored the idea but founder Sarah Shaoul didn’t think anything like that existed.

At the same time, Kiyo Kubo, a Portland app developer, was going door-to-door to businesses across the city, trying to convince them to sign on to his new startup venture, Kuto, an alternative payment app designed to save businesses money on credit

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BlackBerry Strengthens Management Team and Aligns Business Units to Increase Focus on Growth in Key Cybersecurity and IoT Market Opportunities

Tom Eacobacci Promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer; Mattias Eriksson Appointed President of BlackBerry IoT Business Unit

WATERLOO, ON, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) today announced steps to further align operations and go-to-market efforts to its key market opportunities as well as strengthen its management team. This follows the company’s previous announcement to separately report revenues of its operating business units in the new fiscal year.

With Software and Services growth as the top priority for fiscal year 2022, BlackBerry will organize around two business units: Cyber Security and IoT.  To drive focus in

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Belgian Insurance Startup Raises $25m in Fresh VC Funding

  • Brussels-based insurance startup Qover has raised $25 million in fresh funding.
  • The Series B funding round was led by Prime Ventures with participation from Cathay Innovation.
  • Qover’s enterprise insurance products are used by companies like Deliveroo and Revolut.
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Brussels-based insurance startup Qover has raised $25 million in fresh funding.

The Belgian firm, which was founded in 2016, offers insurance products that are used by the likes of the now-public Deliveroo and fintech unicorn Revolut. The company’s API is an example of embedded finance, a popular trend in European startups that allows its non-banking

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Analysis: Bankers call for more bang to Britain’s big finance fightback

Shortly after Britain left the European Union, finance minister Rishi Sunak pledged a series of measures he dubbed “Big Bang 2.0” to ensure the City of London remained one of the world’s top financial centres.

Four months on, many financiers say his reforms to date are a far cry from Margaret Thatcher’s explosive changes of the 1980s, which were known as Big Bang and led to London dominating much of global finance during the following decades.

“There is a lot of process going on but it does not add up to a Big Bang 2.0. It’s more about fine tuning

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