Why Apple’s BNPL efforts could mark a ‘tipping point’ in lending

Why Apple’s BNPL efforts could mark a ‘tipping point’ in lending

Apple Inc.’s expansion into buy-it-now, pay-later financing could be just the start of an attempt to shake up the traditional payment system. The consumer electronics giant has already dabbled in other financial services businesses, including through its Apple Pay payment technology and a co-branded credit card made with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, -2.09%. However, … Read more

Wealthy customers will help Apple weather the effects of inflation

Wealthy customers will help Apple weather the effects of inflation

An employee organizes Apple iPhones as a customer shop in an Apple store. Facebook Facebook logo Join Facebook to connect with Mike Segar Reuter The last time Apple in the face of an inflationary environment like this, it had been a public company for less than a year and its best-selling product was the Apple … Read more

The robots are here but they still can’t do much

The robots are here but they still can’t do much

Amazon’s Astro home robot Amazon Electronics companies have, for years, paraded around flashy, futuristic consumer robot prototypes. They pointed to a not-too-distant future where people will have roaming robot assistants around their homes that can wash the dishes or even act as a personal masseuse. So far, few of these predictions have come to fruition, … Read more

Amazon’s influencer program attracts social media stars

Amazon’s influencer program attracts social media stars

Sivan Ayla, a social media creator, conducted a workshop on Amazon’s influencer program during a recent paid jaunt to Mexico. Amazon Influencer Program For three days in May, more than a dozen Instagram, YouTube and TikTok stars gathered in the coastal town of Todos Santos, Mexico, where they were treated to sunset dinners and sessions … Read more