Financial services are no longer the enigma they once were. Gaining ever-increasing accessibility, these services are on the brink of exploding. While obtaining greater access to financial services comes in part because our world is becoming more digital, it is also a result of new,
A winning app strategy may well lead to the demise of the bricks-and-mortar bank, as research shows we're entering an era of mobile-centered money.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/26/branch-less-banks-are-on-the-rise-but-do-the-top-dogs-have-the-facilities-to-cope/
Tom Levey of AppDynamics talks us through how Apple Pay threatens banking apps, and what banks can do to ensure that they stay relevant on people’s smartphones.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/22/why-mobile-commerce-is-terrified-youll-be-banking-on-apple-pay/
Cablevision made headlines as the first pay-TV provider to offer HBO’s new standalone service HBO NOW to its broadband customers, and today the cable company is again targeting cord cutters with new packages combining internet, a free digital antenna,
Today Box announced that it is releasing Box Governance, its governance tools, from Beta to general availability with three tools available today.
U.K. carrier O2 is the latest tech firm to throw its hat into the ad-blocking ring, telling Business Insider it’s actively testing a technology that can block mobile ads at the network level. Read More
Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Read More
Tumblr’s auto-playing video ads will begin rolling out to user’s dashboards today, in a pilot program that includes participation from ten big-name brands such as CW, Lexus, Universal, JCPenney, and Hulu, and others.
Innovation did not die with Steve Jobs. Apple has quietly installed data discovery software, including a file-relay tool that can bypass backup encryption, in around 600 million iPhones, iPads, and other devices running their latest iOS.
How does a new secure messaging app stand out in such a crowded space? By making something that’s super easy to use. And also by using a type of encryption that technically cannot be cracked. Yet which has been overlooked by cryptographers for decades… Read More
It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company,
In March, the female-led media company and newsletter provider TheSkimm reported it was raising a $12 million Series C from Google Ventures and Spanx founder Sara Blakely, along with several existing investors. Today, the company is confirming its Series C round has closed with a number of new,
Because there aren’t enough electric scooters on the roads, Lyft is looking into launching its own fleet of electric scooters in San Francisco, The Information reports. Lyft would join the likes of Spin, Bird and Lime — the three startups that deployed their scooters in San Francisco,
Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wifi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm.
There are few open source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own devops tools,
Fueled by last year’s greed-inducing visions of a crypto-currency boom and a stock market largely untethered from classical economics, TradingView, a developer of social networking and data analysis tools for financial markets, has raised millions in new venture funding.
Alibaba is teaming up with SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI startup, to launch a not-for-profit artificial intelligence lab in Hong Kong in a bid to make the city a global hub for artificial intelligence. Alibaba,
HMD Global has been one of the mobile world’s biggest surprise hits in recent years. Founded by former Nokia execs, the Finnish company has made a name for itself reviving the dearly departed brand on Android smartphones to great effect. And it just managed to raise another $100 million,
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but: we, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt.
What’s happening with digital receipts? The answer to that is – a lot. The last five years or so have seen an explosion of ideas surrounding the capture, management and storage of digital receipts.
Startups have raised millions of dollars to improve every aspect of the classroom experience, but now there’s one focused on making it easier to actually enroll kids in schools.San Francisco-based SchoolMint, a new company backed with $2.
From self-aiming sniper rifles to bionic power suits, U.S. troops are rapidly gaining access to tools and technology that were the realm of science fiction just a few years ago. While PDA's and tablets currently connect our warfighters,
话说 Google 已经在 8 月完结前，正式推出了 64-bit 的 Windows 版 Chrome，而 OS X 会在何时得到相同福利？答案就是 11 月。Google 已指出将会在 11 月推出的 OS X Chrome 39（稳定版）将会是...
A little over a week after Apple delayed the launch of its much-buzzed HealthKit platform due to a bug, the first batch of HealthKit-enabled app are now availableFitPort ($1.99) — which monitors health information and tracks steps taken,
At times silent, at times full of laughter and applause, hundreds of people filled the modest church in Summerville, South Carolina for the funeral of Walter Scott on Saturday.Scott, a black man who lived in nearby North Charleston,
Europe is struggling to come to terms with a refugees crisis on a scale not seen since World War II as a brutal civil war continues to play out in SyriaIceland authorities announced in July they would accept only 50 humanitarian asylum seekers over the course of the next two years.
Lyft announced the close of its $1 billion Series F round today – half a billion of which came in from General Motors. The ridesharing service is now worth a whopping $5.5 billion and plans to use the money to work with GM on a connected network for self-driving cars.