Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., which processed $7.4 trillion in purchases last year, are among leading payments networks that devote thousands of words in filings to every perceived threat to their business. “Bitcoin” isn’t one of them.
Groupon Inc. shares fell 22 percent, the most in a year, after the online-discounts company forecast first-quarter profit that trailed analysts’ estimates on higher expenses for acquisitions and marketing.
In the seemingly saturated startup world, YPlan is getting some notice. The London-based maker of an app for finding concerts and other events nearby has raised $13.7 million, including backing by celebrity-turned-nerd Ashton Kutcher, who has invested in Twitter and Uber, among others.
Day breaks above a rolling, moss-covered forest. Adorable, red-capped mushrooms and furry critters stretch out in the young day's sun, as round notes from a cello -- then a flutter of woodwinds -- rise to a flute-driven crescendo.