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My Interview With IBM’s Vice President of Blockchain Technologies, Jerry Cuomo -- Part 1

I recently interviewed IBM VP of Blockchain Technologies Jerry Cuomo for an insider's take on this exciting innovation.<p>While 2017 may be the year in …

Why Bitcoin and Ethereum will soon be everywhere (for reals)

Airbnb also challenges the status quo to provide worldwide accommodations for its users. Not only has it reinvented the way people think about traveling, but it’s been an absolute game-changer when it comes to bringing more money into various communities.<p>Currently, initiatives like Open Money are …

The Calgary Flames want half a billion dollars from taxpayers: Just say 'No'

Opinion: The shakedown arguments made by sports teams and other businesses are always the same, and don’t stand up to scrutiny<p><i>Mark Milke is the</i> …

Canada

​Stargroup and Digital X partner on 'two-way' bitcoin ATM

The two firms plan to develop technology that will allow bitcoin users to deposit and withdraw bitcoin from Stargroup's 500 ATMs in Australia.<p>Fintech …

Bitcoin

Cloud exits: How the M&A and IPO markets are changing expectations for cloud tech companies

Cloud technology companies have increasingly become acquisition targets rather than IPO candidates, according to a new research report. But investors …

Venture Capital

Buffett And Low Volatility Investing

It has become an annual tradition in my household. I sit down on a Saturday morning once a year, and read Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire …

Account Suspended

Dow Gets a Lift as Trump Takes Office

Swings sparked by the new president continue; blue chips fall 0.3% for the week<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 95 points after Donald Trump was sworn in as president.<p>Still, the blue-chip index fell for a second consecutive week for the first time since October, reflecting how some …

Stock Markets

10 data-driven insights about European tech

Earlier this week, Dealroom released its annual venture capital report (free download), alongside trusted media partner Tech.eu. The report is packed …

Cloud Computing Market Major Players , Trends, Demand, Share Analysis to 2022

<i>“Cloud Computing -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and analysis of Top Key Player Forecast to 2022” To Its Research Database</i><p>PUNE, INDIA, January …

Asia Pacific

Economist: Bitcoin’s future | Experiments in Digital Economics

This Economist article, Bitcoin’s future: Hidden flipside, talks about BitCoin as a platform, rather than a currency. Here’s a great quote:<p>Some want …

This Startup Will Sequence Your DNA, So You Can Contribute To Medical Research

Will the opportunity to contribute to disease-ending medical research convince more people to get their DNA sequenced?<p>The price to sequence the human genome has dropped from $100 million in 2001 to just a few thousand dollars today. It’s now cheap enough that some people are starting to get …

Genetics

24 acquisitions in 2016 that reveal Europe and Israel as hotbeds of innovation

The year 2016 may be remembered for many things, from the emergence of self-driving cars into the mainstream to virtual reality’s stab at being more than a fad. But for those who follow M&A activity around the world, Europe produced some notable exits at the hands of some big-name U.S. tech …

Mergers & Acquisitions

6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Cloud computing has helped many enterprises transform themselves over the last five years, but experts agree that the market is entering something of …

It’s fundamental why Warren Buffett beats the stock market — how have investors missed it for so long?

Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler, two legendary finance professors at the University of Chicago, recently had a debate about whether markets are …

Investing

Startup valuations: All investors are not equal

<b>By Manish Saxena</b><p>Valuation of startups has always been an intriguing subject. What is even more intriguing is how the valuation figures of these …

FinTech Leaders on the Future of Digital Banking [Interview Excerpts]

Last week, AppDynamics hosted an exclusive networking evening for Financial Services executives at SushiSamba in London. Over 70 tech leaders …

5 innovative uses for your smartphone camera

There are so many great uses for your smartphone’s camera other than taking selfies and family photos. Before you unplug any cables in and around your television, for example, snap a few pictures of all the audio and video gear’s connections. And the next time you rent a car, take a photo of it …

Apps

How To Jumpstart A Lucrative Career In Data Science

Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. The discipline involves using a variety of tools and analytical methods to compile and interpret data, usually to help companies gain insights and make predictions.<p>According to Glassdoor, the …

9 Innovations That Could Become the Next “Big Thing”

Halfway into 2016, it is clear that we are living in a new era of innovation. Beyond Silicon Valley, corporations and startup hubs worldwide are …

A former hedge fund manager who retired at 36 has put together a video on how to predict the market

The former hedge fund manager, who comanaged GLG's global macro fund and retired in 2004 at 36, focuses more on real-life economics.<p>"I think trying to pretend everything is a science is a lunatic," Pal said in a video on Real Vision TV. "What you should understand is this is behavioral economics …

This App Can Solve Handwritten Math Problems

For some students, Mathpix may render math anxiety a thing of the past.<p>Anyone who has ever stared anxiously at a knotty equation in need of a solution has wished for some kind of ax to cut through the problem. Mathpix, the "first app that can solve math by simply taking pictures of your …

Why we love these 5 data visualization tools (and you should, too!)

If you are from the finance, sales, marketing or operations sector, then you must have noticed that massive data is crawling into your everyday life. …

4 Reasons to Love Oil Stocks

Image source: Chevron.<p>Oil prices started their decline in mid-2014, and since that point, oil stocks have been in a deep funk. It's understandable that investors would be sour on the group, particularly since the media is almost giddy at the opportunity to announce the name of the latest energy …

How SaaS Startups Can Benefit From a Different Kind of Reporting

Originally published by <b>Tomasz Tunguz</b> on LinkedIn: Land, Expand, Retain in SaaS Businesses<p>In ServiceNow's Q1 Investor presentation are the first semblances of SaaS metrics in public company reporting. If you sift through the 40+ public SaaS businesses, you won't find mention of annual recurring …

Startups

‘Avalanche’ of pot dispensaries popping up across Canada is leaving some cities without an answer

TORONTO — A recent spike in the number of storefront marijuana dispensaries in parts of the country is prompting calls for the government to regulate …

6 reasons why investment banking is the best place to start any career

Starting a career in banking pushes you to your limits while building an essential set of skills, both technical and interpersonal. You'll be at the top of your game throughout your career, wherever you end up.

Electric vehicles: The impact on oil and electricity

<i>Ross McCracken, managing editor of Platts analytical monthly newsletter Energy Economist, has been analyzing global crude markets since 2001. Using</i> …

Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In a once-empty office in Oregon's Department of Revenue headquarters, officials have created a mini-fortress.<p>Recently hired workers sit behind bulletproof glass at a window inaccessible to the public. Police officers brought out of retirement roam the building with handguns on …

Cannabis

Banking on the cloud

Don Duet, global head of the technology division at Goldman Sachs, discusses the evolution of the firm’s digital strategy and its use of cloud …