Fintech is, in the words of a certain fictional fashion guru, “so hot right now.” Mint, Personal Capital, Betterment, Acorns, Digit — people in the United States have a dizzying array of digital services to choose from to help manage their finances.


So much so, it’s easy to take our ability to quickly and easily check in on our finances with just the tap of a smartphone screen for granted, and forget that folks in other parts of the world don’t have the same luxury.


Enter Paybook. The up-and-coming company has set its sights on bringing the best that fintech has to offer to an as-yet untapped market: Latin America.



The complexity of integrating SaaS solutions with banks and other financial institutions has stymied the growth of the fintech sector in Latin America for years. Developers in those countries may want to build tech-forward financial solutions, but the fact is the infrastructure to allow them to tap into banks and other financial institutions just isn’t there.


That’s where Paybook’s first product, Sync, comes into play. Sync enables third-party applications to integrate directly with Latin American financial services, delivering “a continuous flow of end-user data” that developers can then use to build products for everything from financial monitoring to automatic bill pay. The Sync platform also provides a host of other services, including anti-fraud protection, identity and income verification, and automatic transaction reconciliation — making it an essentially turnkey product that any developer can use to make financial integration a reality.


Bringing back-end financial integration capabilities to Latin America is a huge disruption in and of itself, but Paybook isn’t stopping there. They’re also building their own front-end financial management solution, Glass: a “data aggregation and expense management platform” that lets people and businesses track their finances from a single, streamlined dashboard. With Glass, Paybook is focused on automating and customizing users’ finances “so that users can save time, make smart decisions, and have the freedom to focus on what matters most.”



Building better financial solutions for the Latin American market isn’t just business for Paybook founder Gerry Treviño — it’s personal. A Mexico native, Gerry knows firsthand how frustrating the lack of fintech infrastructure in his home country can be, and how it’s holding financial innovation across the region back. So, having sold his first line of code at 16 and his first company at 25, he set his sights on his most ambitious project yet: building the infrastructure needed to bring the fintech revolution to Mexico and beyond, and the vision for Paybook was born.


The company has made some impressive progress. Sync is already launched and live in the market, and connected to more than 25 institutions across Mexico. The Glass platform is also launched and in the process of ramping up marketing efforts.


To learn more about Paybook, their vision, and their progress, visit their recently launched profile on, as well as their website.  

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How much time do you spend every day reading, sorting, and responding to emails?

If you’re anything like me – and I don’t think I’m remarkable in this regard – it’s a lot. And by a lot I mean: way more than we should have to. But now that emails have become the common form of communication, and our inboxes are stuffed with everything from newsletters to receipts and sales notices to flight reservations, it takes a lot of time to sort through it all. Beyond time, it can be easy to miss one of the trees while wading through the forest, not noticing an important or urgent email among all the clutter. I know I’ve missed more than a few important email because of overfull inboxes, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to solve the issue. After all, email isn’t optional anymore – it’s required. But now, Codeq offers a solution with their latest app.

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Courier saves you time by highlighting the most important parts of your inbox, making it easy to manage. Their automatic summarization technology processes your email and pulls out the most relevant parts, giving you an easy to skim rundown, including a task list and spotlighted emails. Their goal is to reduce the physical amount of email you read by about 30% by parsing out all the unimportant parts and highlighting things that matter, and their use natural language processing to do it.


Humans vs robots: Courier sorts your inbox into emails sent by people – and those sent automatically by services – so you can read what’s important, first.

Task list: The app analyzes your messages using natural language processing to figure out which emails need your attention – and then it collects those emails into a handy task list.

Spotlighted email: Although Courier sorts out automated emails, they also highlight the most important bits of that you receive, such as order confirmations, shipping notices, receipts, and flight times. They present this info in a convenient card format easily read from your inbox.

Read what’s important: Need to just get the gist of everything quickly? The app creates summaries of your emails that you can see from your inbox, so you can get the big picture without opening a single email.

Emoji notifications: Courier let’s you know what kind of email you’ve received at a glance, using emojis assigned to different categories of messages, so that you know whether you need to check it now or if it can wait til later.



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If you’re hoping to save some time when it comes to dealing with your email, I have good news and bad news. Good news: Courier is currently in beta. Bad news: at the moment, it’s only available for iOS. Sign up on their website.


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Are you a university, graduate, or doctorate student? Are you worried about your ability to write a successful essay, thesis, or dissertation? Whether you’re more of a researcher than a writer or you feel insecure about your command of the English language, writing academic papers is a daunting task for many.

The solution? Many are turning to academic ghostwriting services, like ACAD WRITE, which offers a helping hand to students in need. And not just students – ACAD WRITE also offers services for lawyers and business associates. Clients can get a full-service where everything is done for them including the research, writing, and proofreading, or clients can just pick and choose the services that they need.

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Having started in German-speaking countries, ACAD WRITE quickly expanded to Britain, Australia, and the US, and now employs 350 freelance ghostwriters and has helped over 10,000 customers. Their staff of ghostwriters includes doctors, lawyers, engineers, statisticians, stay-at-home mommies and daddies, and university professors.


How Does It Work?

To get started, contact ACAD WRITE by phone or email concerning your project. Within 24 hours, ACAD WRITE will provide you with a free, non-binding proposal. This proposal includes partial deadlines and a final deadline so that you know when you can expect to receive your project. If you agree to the proposal, then ACAD WRITE sends out an email to ghostwriters who are experts on the given topic of the project. For example, if you are a law student and you request a law essay, then the company sends an email out to the legal experts on hand with information about the text required, pay, and deadlines.

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Once a suitable author is found, a preliminary conference call is scheduled between you and the author. During this call, fake names are used in order to keep the project confidential. After the call is finished, the ghostwriter will get to work. You and the author can discuss any questions that may come up through ACAD WRITE’s online email system. After each partial delivery, you can suggest edits to the author, which the author will use to improve the assignment. After the final delivery, ACAD WRITE’s editing team does a professional proofreading. Finally, you will receive the finished product, which is guaranteed to be 100% original and plagiarism free, and comes with a money-back guarantee.


Concerned About Legal Or Ethical Issues?

Legally, ACAD WRITE cannot directly write a dissertation for a student, and they don’t. Instead, they write about their customer’s given topic, and the student can use the text as an example of how to write their own dissertation or other academic paper. ACAD WRITE makes every customer sign a legal waiver that states that they will not submit ACAD WRITE’s work as their own.



If you’re interested in hiring some help for your academic side, you can check out ACAD WRITE’s website. Price depends on the work that needs to be done, and they aim to calculate cost depending on the individual project rather than using general rates. They do list some sample costs on their site to give you a general idea, though.



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When you’re in the business of logistics  and supply chain management management, being able to track and monitor your assets in real time is key. Look at your options for making this happen, however, and you’ll find that the market is lacking: all the solutions out there currently rely on existing technologies, such as cellular, RFID, bluebooth, etc – which are not designed for Industrial IoT, and are subject to human error as a result.


Enter Shoof Technologies. Shoof solves this problem by connecting and transporting data from the assets to the cloud in a reliable, secure, scalable and low-cost manner – and unlike what’s currently available on the market, they designed the advanced wireless technology from the ground up and for specifically solving this industrial challenge. Shoof offers a cloud platform and equipment – including base stations and tags – to track assets in motion anywhere, in real time.


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Even better? Shoof Technology’s founders, George Flammer and Elad Gottlib, were the inventors of the smart meters currently with over 30 million units deployed and in operation globally – so they have a proven track record of success in the world of Industrial IoT.


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Range: Shoof’s wireless technology covers a much greater range than the existing technologies today – in fact, it’s range can be up to 100 times longer than most existing technologies.


Battery: The battery lasts basically forever. Well, 10 years. But 10 years of real-time data is a lot.


Location: Shoof’s system enables tracking both indoor and outdoor – something you won’t find possible with most of the existing technology – and can accurately pinpoint the location of your asset to within 1 meter.


Security: Shoof claims their system cannot be hacked – a really important feature for keeping your assets safe.
Collaborative: Most systems only work with their own branded items, but Shoof’s platform is intended to be collaborative, meaning it will work with tags that are not from Shoof.


Scale: Shoof’s system is highly scalable, with each base station able to monitor up to 100,000 tags, making it perfect for industrial applications.



Shoof is currently doing trials with customers, but hasn’t officially launched their services. However, they claim that when they do begin officially shipping, they will be the lowest cost solution for solving this end-to-end asset monitoring and tracking problem. Shoof’s business model is subscription based, and they will charge a fee for base station rental and a monitoring fee per tag.



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There are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of platforms and apps on the market that are designed for your use as a business. They do everything from consolidate communication with your remote team, to allow you to create estimates and invoices, to adding digital signatures to documents. But how many apps and programs do you really want to manage – especially when most of them don’t talk to each other?

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GetBusy, a new offshoot startup of well-established Australian company Reckon, has what they think is the solution: one platform for everything a business needs. Recently listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market for small but growing companies, GetBusy’s team built their new product in secret. Their recently announced document management platform is so much more – it allows all interaction between a client and a service provider to take place over one platform. It even automatically prompts the user to complete certain actions at the relevant times, and will also give the option of postponing the task, while letting the customer know what is happening.

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As an example – if you’re a plumber, you can use the app to schedule a time with the customer to go to their house to view the project. Afterwards, you may need to give your customer a quote. The app will automatically remind you, and then if you need to postpone the quote (say, if you’re checking the cost of materials), the app will let the customer know when they can expect to hear from you.


GetBusy doesn’t go into a lot of detail on their site about their app’s features, but that’s because most of them are pretty self-explanatory. Their new document management app does just that – manage documents – but also includes:

  • Invoicing
  • Cloud Storage
  • Keeping track of tasks that need to be accomplished
  • Digital signatures capability
  • Quotes and estimates
  • Online 0ffice
  • Customer communication

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Get Busy’s Pre-Beta Signup is now officially open for early signups! Bonus: if you sign up early, you can win some great swag (t-shirts, lifetime subscriptions, keep cups, fidget spinners, skateboards, etc). Personally? I’m about to dive head first into freelancing/running my own business, and I’ve already signed up for their beta. I’m looking forward to gettin’ busy.



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