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Facebook is looking for more ways to monetise its platform with a new feature that allows merchants to sell items directly from live streams. This likely ties in with the company's increased push on video, with the arrival of Facebook Watch - a way to to share videos and to encourage people to watch each other's favourite videos as well as new clips. Now, the pieces are coming together as Facebook Watch is set to be infiltrated by infomercials.

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Perhaps the most heavily disrupted, at least from the consumer and small business perspectives, element of fintech has been payments. The stranglehold banks have had on how money is collected and moved remains strong but a number of new players have begun to edge in. One of the big players in that disruption is Square. Today, they have released their new Square Stand - a $299 device that works out-of-the-box to convert an iPad into a full point-of-sale system.