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Digital Insurer Hellas Direct Expands to Home Insurance

Hellas Direct Revolut Swiss Re<p>Athens-based digital car insurer <b>Hellas Direct</b> has teamed up with Swiss Re and banking alternative Revolut to enter the …

Home Insurance

The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

Willis praises revolutionary Insurwave blockchain platform

Insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has described the recently launched Insurwave, a blockchain platform to support marine hull …

Blockchain

How security tokens are going to disrupt venture capital

The token economy is arriving and venture capital is on the front lines. In the coming years, blockchain tokens will offer VC funds a new mechanism to raise capital and maintain control of the investor base, and the impact will not be confined to those firms investing in blockchain …

Venture Capital

10 Charts That Will Challenge Your Perspective Of IoT's Growth

• By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services.<br>• McKinsey predicts the IoT market will be worth $581B for ICT-based spend alone by 2020, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) …

Internet of Things

Europe's insurers tumble on report Amazon eyeing home insurance move

LONDON (Reuters) - European insurance stocks tumbled on Wednesday as traders reacted to a report U.S. Internet giant Amazon (AMZN.O) is considering further extending its empire to offer home insurance.<p>The STOXX 600 insurance sector index (.SXIP) hit a session low after a report in The Information, …

Trading

Term Sheet -- Wednesday, June 6

5 Qs WITH A DEALMAKER<p>Founders Fund partner Trae Stephens found his way to venture capital from the public sector.<p>After graduating from Georgetown …

Venture Capital

Coya raises $30 million to launch its insurance service in Europe

Coya, a Berlin-based insurance startup, has raised $30 million in new cash as investors around the world continue to see opportunities in modernizing the insurance industry.<p>Founded by two early employees at the European credit and risk assessment unicorn startup Kreditech (which raised €110 million …

Insurance Industry

Future of Financial Services 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

How will disaggregating forces across the value chain change the insurance landscape in the future?<p>Connected cars, homes and lifestyles may still be …

Data Mining

Want to shape shots like the pros? Here's how to do it on command

<i>Tour players don't like to discuss how they shape shots. They simply shape them, whether it's by "thinking" fade or, maybe, "feeling" a draw. Trust</i> …

Golf

PayPal Alum: How Blockchain Will Change Investing and Why Real Estate Will Be First

1 / 2<p>Yammer CEO David Sacks Interview<p>There’s a lot of hype about turning property into digital tokens and trading it on a blockchain--but so far no …

A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’

<b>Cryptocurrency enthusiasts take security and storage seriously, and there are a bunch of different hardware solutions out there. One startup has</b> …

Lessons from a mobile payments revolution

There is no disputing that China is ahead of the rest of the world in mobile payments. What insight does it offer U.S. bankers?

Amazon's New Blockchain Service Could Hurt IBM

AWS expands into private and public blockchain services.<p><b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently introduced Blockchain Templates, a "blockchain as a service" …

Transforming a bank by becoming digital to the core

Understanding what it takes to act like a tech company requires a few key breakthroughs, as this interview with the CIO for DBS Bank highlights.<p>The …

How Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over the Economy

From self-driving cars to robot-powered factories, artificial intelligence is taking over significant pieces of the global economy. But while this is …

Why insurance companies are embracing blockchain

Blockchain, a distributed ledger that provides an immutable record of transactions, promises to fix the problems of trust and a fragmented value …

How This Fintech Founder Bounced Back After Near-Death

Hiroki Takeuchi, the cofounder of GoCardless and Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnus, has achieved the incredible in the last 18 months.<p>He closed a $22.5 million funding round for his direct debit processing business, grew his European customer base to some 30,000 SMEs and large corporates who now transact …

Search Giant Baidu Unveils Blockchain Photo Platform

Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.<p>The …

Myers-Briggs just discovered there is a personality type for entrepreneurs — see if you have it

Michael Buckner/Getty<p><b>Your Myers-Briggs personality can affect everything from where you should live to which dog you should own.</b>• <b><br>Most recently, it has</b> …

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

50 Blockchain Startups To Watch Out For: 50-21 | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

The last year has seen hype around blockchain reach fever pitch. It has moved beyond being seen as merely 'the technology underpinning Bitcoin' and …

This 3D Design App Is Used By Millions Of China's House Builders, And Plans To Go Global

China’s rapidly growing middle class–and their willingness to spend–in recent years has notoriously driven up property prices in major cities around the world. But back home, the Chinese’s desire to buy homes requires a different approach. While in Los Angeles or Hong Kong, mainland buyers can walk …

Venture Capital Surges Into Crypto Startups

As the red-hot initial coin offering market comes under closer scrutiny from regulators, venture capitalist interest in crypto is also picking …

The missing link: Four ways blockchain will change the face of retail banking

It's no secret that the retail banking system is in dire need of an upgrade.<p>There is a strong case to be made for a decentralised banking system …

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

Insurance shoppers gain new service channel with artificial intelligence chatbot

Major auto insurance provider Progressive may be best known for Flo, its iconic spokesperson. The company wanted to take advantage of customers’ …

Andreessen, others, invest in U.S. digital currency fund

© Reuters. Andreessen, others, invest in U.S. digital currency fund<p>By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based Multicoin Capital, an …

Blockchain company Centrifuge wants every business to get paid on time

The co-founders behind Centrifuge have previously created an essential company with Taulia. Now, they want to do it again, but on the blockchain.<p>Taulia is a supply-chain financing company. It has raised over $150 million and moves billions of dollars per day. 97 out of the Fortune 100 companies use …