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Venice has to be a dream destination

Destination: Venice BY  • FEBRUARY 9, 2017 • BREAKING NEWSDESTINATIONSHOMEMOSAIC • COMMENTS (0) • 69
Venice has to be a dream destination for many sailors, yet few realise there’s a modern 300-berth marina just 10 minutes from St Mark’s Square. It’s an ideal base for exploring the city, discovering the city’s labyrinthine lagoon, or cruising the Adriatic. Venezia Certosa Marina is on the unspoilt 60-acre Certosa island, one mile from the open sea, yet just 15 minutes by public transport from the city centre and lagoon. You can also visit the lagoon aboard your own yacht, visiting the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, as well as the lesser-known northern islands. Slovenia and Croatia are only 50 miles away and it’s little more than 200 miles to the Greek island of Corfu. French sailing legend Bruno Troublé keeps his yacht at the marina: “What a discovery,” he says. “Peace and quiet, no tourists, only 10 miles from the centre a wonderful place to make the most of Venice a…

JPMorgan Chase announces acquisition of payments technology

JPMorgan Chase announces acquisition of payments technology provider MCX13 Mar 17 | Author  JPMorgan Chase has announced the acquisition of payments technology company MCX, the service behind merchant-backed mobile payments CurrentX. MCX is a QR Code-based mobile wallet with a network of America’s largest retailers, including Walmart, Shell and Phillips 66. The acquisition will lead to an integration of these companies with Chase Pay over the next year. The motivation of the acquisition by Chase is to expand Chase Pay, the mobile and digital wallet for Chase customers. Although Chase is one of the few major banks that partnered with Apple Pay when the service first launched in 2014, the bank is seeking to grow its reach across popular retailers in the U.S with MCX. Chase and MCX are also no strangers to one another, with the companies involved in several partnerships over the years. MCX was the premier launch partner for Chase Pay in October 2015. “When we think about ‘fin…