Financial institutions and entrepreneurs have a historically complicated relationship. Entrepreneurs need ways to fund their companies and keep business moving, meaning they lean on banks for everything from business loans to checking accounts. And banks need entrepreneurs, too — without small businesses fueling the economy, there isn’t much banks can do. This (sometimes reluctant) co-dependent […]
More enterprises are investing in mobile applications on platforms preferably iOS. The 2016 enterprise mobile apps report brought out by Adobe reinforces the growing need for enterprises to invest in mobile apps. With Apple constituting a major share of the world smartphone market, iOS tend to be the most preferred platform in enterprise app development. […]
It seems that these days, cryptocurrency can’t catch a break in the news cycle. In early April, the Securities and Exchange Commission urged a federal judge to freeze $27 million that was allegedly garnered through the illegal sale of shares in LongFin — a company whose stock shot from $5 to $142 after announcing it was acquiring […]
For all of the “isms” supposedly being felled by enlightened Americans, the U.S. economy remains stunningly unfair. Take racism. On one hand, interracial marriages have grown fivefold in the 50 years since Loving v. Virginia, which legalized the practice. On the other, the average median household wealth of African-Americans declined by 75 percent between 1983 […]
Some people love debt, while others hate it. People in the former category tend to use loans for everything. Those in the latter category avoid it at all costs. Both extremes can create problems. If you’re thinking about borrowing money, the smart approach lies somewhere in between. The Do’s and Don’ts of Borrowing Money When […]
Investors, pundits, and enthusiasts can’t stop speculating about cryptocurrency, and more often than not, their predictions center on price. But simply musing over the market performance of a specific coin ignores the larger potential of cryptocurrency. This space is about more than price fluctuations — it’s a digital financial revolution that’s poised to transform the world. Cryptocurrency […]
rtFor evidence of big tech’s evolution from AV club geeks to big guys on campus, look no further than the influence of companies like Amazon and Google. They’ve crept into every corner of contemporary life; they possess outsized amounts of power and exercise imperial control over the digital landscape — and it looks like taking […]
We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]
Blockchain is, in essence, an encrypted peer-to-peer distributed databases. It’s powered by countless computers located disparately around the world. The system is a growing, ordered collection of records called blocks, each with a timestamp that’s linked to a previous block. The technology uses cryptography to make sure that users can only edit their own blocks. […]
Cryptocurrency made a poor first impression with the public when it launched, thanks to an association with criminal activity and security loopholes that were not the fault of the blockchain technology on which it runs. Widespread application possibilities got lost among the sensationalism in the news, which included constant stories harping on the radical fluctuations in the value […]
As technology continues its seemingly endless evolution, robots are taking over customer service and back-end data analysis. Combining those functions to create robo-advisors makes perfect sense. Unconvinced? Look at the financial sector. Experts who weighed in as part of Financial Planning’s survey believe that wealth management firms will continue to invest in robo-advisors and financial mobile app development as the […]
Cryptocurrency and blockchain are revolutionary technologies, but being so far ahead of the curve comes with consequences. With few precedents to learn from and regulatory frameworks still in their infancy, the crypto space has attracted its share of shrewd opportunists whose scams — such as the infamous pump-and-dump schemes — have grabbed international headlines. Tech giants like Facebook and […]
Among fintech enthusiasts, cryptocurrency is often the life of the party — and regulation is the elephant in the room. For a while now, we’ve heard whispers about the need for crypto-specific regulations in the community, and after appointing the first-ever senior advisor for digital assets and innovation back in June, it’s clear the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]
Lutron Electronics has added its Caséta Wireless system to the growing list of devices that support Amazon Alexa range, which includes the Echo, Dot, Tap, and Fire TV. The Caséta Wireless system features various connected LED lights that can change color or brightness on demand. The integration of Alexa allows users to change the lights […]
It’s been a busy week in emerging tech, with a lot of big news. Here’s a quick recap of what you might have missed. Apple debuts ARKit This past week, Apple introduced ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Some believe this (along with Google’s release […]
The IoT and coworking spaces have a lot in common. Both need to strike a careful balance between forging accessible yet secure connections to engage with and protect their growing communities. It’s a tough call. Lucas Seyhun, co-founder at The Farm Coworking, said: “While we work with some of New York’s leading technical startups, we […]
Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of spending significant time on the ground in China for ReadWrite and ReadWrite Labs. While here in China, I’m continuously discovering new opportunities that exist and even more reasons for foreign startups and corporations to consider getting started in China. However entering a new market can […]
The FinTech industry is transforming the financial services landscape. Operators in this field consist of a range of enterprises that leverage technology to deliver bold new services to consumers and businesses. The impact of the FinTech industry on the financial industry can’t be overemphasized. In 2015, investment in FinTech surpassed $19 billion. At that time, […]
Smart city ambitions just leveled up thanks to a partnership between South Korean firms Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom that will build a nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) friendly network. As reported by TheVerge.com, the companies announced plans to construct a network across South Korea for connected devices and smart city technology. The coast-to-coast network […]
In the past five years, the global financial industry has experienced major disruptions thanks to innovative technologies in AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. The rate at which supercomputers are taking over the financial sector is leaving no doubt that the future of finance will largely depend on computer scientists and big data experts rather than […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) has got to be the buzz phrase of the century. We thought .com was big, this is bigger; 40-50 billion connected objects by 2020 bigger, according to an AIG report, recently out. The difference between the .com business revolution, come bubble, and the IoT is that this time it is […]
According to a report in ZDNet, the IT networking giant announced plans last week to invest in digitizing the lives of Berlin residents in conjunction with local government. The focus of Cisco’s Berlin efforts is on three key areas: telemedicine, security and network infrastructure improvements. The Berlin initiatives are part of Cisco’s $500 million “Deutschland […]
In today’s interconnected world, data encryption is the only thing that keeps us from spinning into complete and utter chaos. Born out of cryptography, encryption functions like the codes you used to pass notes with in elementary school. But there’s a difference—technically, codes are made up of letter, word, or phrase substitutions while ciphers use […]
The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly increasing the amount of data generated, and industry experts warn that the current river of unstructured data will soon turn into a flood. Alarmingly, a recent study highlighted concerns that most proposed approaches could lead to data management overload ineffective for the coming torrent of data. Enterprise […]
With the growth of the Internet of Things, companies large and small are suddenly finding themselves in uncharted waters: creating and growing developer communities. These communities are vital now for any company trying to create an ecosystem around their products and services. What are the best ways to create a developer community? What are the […]
Apple introduced the open source software framework CareKit at their launch event today, a new platform they hope will be used to develop new healthcare apps. The Cupertino-based firm plans to release the software this April, with the aim to make it easier for end-users to track their health and monitor symptoms, treatment and medications. […]
Google expects the next big communications hurdle for the Internet of Things will be overcome through orchestration, although they expect it’ll take some kind of data breach before everyone will get their act together. The Silicon Valley Business Journal, reporting from the Bluetooth World conference this week in Santa Clara, says Google senior developer advocate Wayne […]
Confluent co-founder Neha Narkhede talks about the value of real time data processing, how data at rest may be data in motion but you just don’t know it, and how that may benefit us all.
Open source may be the foundation for big data, but it’s not the ticket to riches.
Be careful what you wish for with autonomous cars – it could be an expensive lesson in obsolescence
How your partners – and your partners’ partners – could put you at risk
Is your income determining your place in the new digital world?
Report says Echo wins in customer reviews but consumers want to see better IoT connectivity across all platforms
“There are fundamental reasons for building constructs…that are inherently secure and difficult to break into.”
After a quarter century of RSA security conferences, conference founder Kurt Stammberger sees them finally coming into their own just as public awareness grows
Will this new take on Second Life bring about a renewed interest in the concept of virtual worlds?
How their new launch today is about more than just hardware
A Q&A with Vormetric’s team about their latest Data Threat Report, now out in its fourth edition
Atlassian gets B2B developer kudos
Sorting your good bots from your bad
Alluxio is getting attention from Baidu and other data giants because of its in-memory speed at profound scale.