Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees

Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees

There are a number of startups looking to disrupt traditional banking. We’ve covered Chime, Zero and Jiko, just to name a few.

Another one of those is Varo Money and they’ve raised $45 million led by private equity giant, Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund that’s part of another private equity firm, TPG. (That’s the one U2’s Bono

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'Screen timing does not matter to me'

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Sonam Kapoor, who plays a pivotal role in the Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan, says if the character is substantial, she does not mind playing a small yet important role in a movie.

It was the same case in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

After her performance in Neerja which not only received positive reviews, but also got Sonam a special mention at the National Awards, has her criteria for choosing a film changed?

Sonam says, "It is the combination of the story and my character; screen timing does not matter to me, honestly. One does not have to be in every single frame of the film to create an impact of the character. If my part is well-crafted, even with three scenes, my character can make a major impact on the story. And that's what matters.

Sonam says she is primarily interested in working with good directors because filmmaking is a collaborative art where working with the right team brings the best of every creative individual.

So, who are the director she wants to work with?

There are actually few directors that I would love to work with again, like R. Balki, Rajkumar Hirani, Ram Madhvani. I loved working with them. That apart, I want to work with Shoojit Sircar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Shimit Amin among others," she said.

Despite her film choices, the tag of 'fashionista' never goes away from her image. But she says she will always remain unapologetic about it.

I love wearing make-up and beautiful clothes. I think there is nothing wrong with it. If someone judges me based on that, it is his problem not mine.

Seriously, I think when it comes to films, in last few of them, all my directors wanted me not to wear make-up because they think I have very good skin. That is why the no make-up looks. However, I do things in real life that I cannot get a chance to do on-screen. So yes, in public events, parties I flaunt good clothes," said the actor, who has featured in movies like Raanjhanaa, Khoobsurat and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

While Sonam's forthcoming release is PadMan, hitting the screens on January 25, later in the year she will be seen in Veere Di Wedding, which will come out on June 1.

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Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google’s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices’ Wi-Fi connectivity this week.

Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones m

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Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

Tim Cook says you’ll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older

As we learned back at the end of December, Apple has been limiting the maximum performance of iPhones as the batteries within get older. The goal, they’ve stated, is to prevent random device shutdowns as time goes on and the battery’s output starts to wane.

But that’s something they ought to have explained better from Day 1 of the software change; m

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Car flies, crashes into 1st floor

It looked like a scene straight out of a Hollywood action flick with a car half-stuck into the first floor of a building. But these images were taken by the Santa Ana, California fire department after a white sedan hit a centre divider and went flying right into a dental clinic in the building across the road.

The accident took place on Sunday in Southern California, according to reports in NDTV. apt. Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said they received a call about a crash around 5. 30am, adding, the car was travelling at a high speed when it hit the concrete median.

Officials stated the impact sent the car into the air and it landed into the small office building post which a minor fire was immediately extinguished.

There were two people in the car and one managed to get out while the other was trapped for over an hour until authorities arrived at the scene. The two sustained minor injuries in the accident. Fire officials had to use a crane to pull the vehicle out of the building.

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Amsterdam not worried about EMA impact on housing market

Amsterdam city council is not worried about the impact of the arrival of the European Medicines Agency on the city’s already stretched housing market, the Parool has reported.

As yet it is unclear how many EMA workers will make the move from London to Amsterdam, but current estimates range at between 200 and 700. The agency has a current workforce

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Beautiful crater lakes around the world

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Crater lakes are most often formed in a caldera, or crater, left by a volcanic eruption, although the term can be applied to a lake created within the impact site of a meteorite or in the space left by an explosion set off by humans. Check out some stunning images of crater lakes from around the world.

Pictured) The Blue Lake of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades in Portugal.

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