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Facebook's stock is tanking — but Wall Street analysts aren't too worried, for now

Changes at Facebook will cause only short-lived pain for the company, Wall Street analysts said on Friday — even though traders were dumping …

Rise of the Robo Advisors? - RCM Alternatives

Forgive us for stealing from the cover of the Economist, but given the topic it seems fitting. Ever since the major technological advancements of the …

How Do the Robo-Advisors Differ? (SCHW) | Investopedia

Robo-advisors are one of the hottest stories in the financial media. And they should be, as assets invested with these firms continue to increase.<p>The …

Government monitoring social media accounts to hunt down welfare fraud

State and federal agencies outsourcing to private contractors to conduct surveillance on private accounts of people suspected of making false welfare claims<p>State and federal government agencies are increasingly outsourcing to private contractors to investigate and conduct surveillance on welfare …

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Meet BigchainDB – 'the scalable blockchain database' hitting one million writes per second

BigchainDB has taken a big data distributed database and given it blockchain characteristics. The result: a decentralised database capable of one …

Robo-advisor giant Wealthfront doesn't see Apple or Google being a threat

<b>Robo-advisor Wealthfront is not worried about competition from Apple, Google (Financial Advisor)</b><p>Adam Nash, CEO of robo-advisor Wealthfront does not feel threatened by the possibility Apple or Google could enter the space. Speaking at an Investment Company Institute panel on millennials, Nash …

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Online Investment Advisor Wealthfront Raises $64 Million

The money, on top of $65.5 million Wealthfront has already raised, gives it $100 million in cash. The war chest will be put to good use in a battle with some of America's financial giants.<p>Wealthfront has another $64 million to fight off Charles Schwab and any other big brokerage or advisor that …

Wealthfront Hires MessageMe COO Ali Rosenthal to Run Partnerships

More firepower for an automated investment service aimed at millennials.<p>Wealthfront has hired Ali Rosenthal to run its strategic partnerships. She was most recently at MessageMe as its COO.<p>Before joining the mobile messaging startup, Rosenthal was an executive in residence at Greylock Partners for …

Upside Raises $1.1M To Help Investment Advisers Compete Against Wealthfront, Betterment And Co.

In the world of personal finance, robo-advisers like Betterment, Wealthfront and FutureAdvisor are all the rage now. They invest your money in low-fee index funds for you and reshuffle your portfolio as necessary. That’s a problem for the 10,000 or so investment advisers in the U.S. that are …

Is Wealthfront Considering Optimization Features Such As Buying During Market Dips?

<i>Answer by Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront, on Quora,</i><p>This answer is a tough one, because it’s going to be unpopular. But you’ve asked an honest question, and you deserve an honest answer.<p>There is no Easter bunny. There is no Santa Claus. And there is no known reliable strategy of “buying on dips” that …

Robo-adviser SigFig adds familiar names to advisory board

SigFig, a San Francisco robo-adviser, has added some big names from the financial industry to its advisory board. They include:<p>Hans Morris, who was president of Visa when it went public and is now managing partner of Nyca Partners, a venture capital firm focused financial services. Morris is also a …

Robo-Advisors: Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, and LearnVest

Through 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects <b>the change in employment for personal financial advisors will grow 27%</b>. The average for all …

SigFig Hires Financial Engines Exec Steve Lifgren To Build Out Its Operations Team

Financial planning startup SigFig has for the most part been flying under the radar since it launched a couple of years ago. But now it’s ready to get serious about expanding and supporting a growing number of customers, with the help of its new head of operations Steve Lifgren.<p>SigFig uses big data …

Tech-Powered Financial Planning Platform SigFig Gets $15M In Series B Funding

SigFig, the startup that operates a web platform for tracking and analyzing your personal financial investments, has secured $15 million in a new funding round.<p>The funding, which serves as SigFig’s Series B, was led by Union Square Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures with the participation of …

SigFig wants to save you from 'costly yet avoidable' financial mistakes

SigFig wants to prevent money from quietly leaking out of your bank account.<p>The financial services startup launched a new online service today that automatically balances individual investors’ portfolios for them.<p>“Financial managers have motivation to invest money in ways that make them commissions …

SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield.<p>Mid-level financial advisory firms have come under scrutiny for somewhat shady practices — so even though you can certainly find very good advisers there, it can be a crap shoot. Meanwhile, …

Fintech In South East Asia - Finance and Banking - Singapore

2015 has seen a meaningful commitment from Singapore to the Fintech sector both in Singapore and abroad; Temasek Holdings was part of the US$150 …

The Mistakes Companies Make With Big Data

Hilary Mason and Andreas Weigend on making the most of all that information<p>Big data has launched a boom industry in data analytics and science. To find out where this revolution is headed and how companies can get a competitive advantage, The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Blumenstein spoke with …

Just Using Big Data Isn’t Enough Anymore

Big Data has quickly become an established fact for Fortune 1000 firms — such is the conclusion of a Big Data executive survey that my firm has conducted for the past four years.<p>The survey gathers perspectives from a small but influential group of executives — chief information officers, chief data …

Small Data: The Next Big Thing

What’s the most important megatrend today? Ask any CMO, and you might hear, “mobile” or “social media.” Most likely, though, the first answer you get will be “big data.”<p>But, if you ask branding expert and bestselling author Martin Lindstrom, you’ll get a different answer: small data.<p>Lindstrom is …

Big data: Getting a better read on performance

The benefits match those of earlier technology cycles, but companies must scale up their data-analytics skills to reap the gains.<p><b>Over the past</b> …

Maths - Big Data Analytics with Litmus - RSA

Imagine if, as a teacher you could see which students didn’t understand how to use the quadratic formula, or which students got stuck on eliminating …

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