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Amazon is invading finance without really trying

Many people believe that big technology companies will soon become major competitors to traditional banks. But Amazon has invaded their turf without offering many financial services—its mammoth cloud-computing business is instead reshaping how the financial industry works.<p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

Amazon Web Services

These 11 startups are re-inventing how money works and they’re worth more than $1 billion

Everyone likes money.<p>But technology that handles money is what's really popular these days.<p>The rise of "fintech," or, financial technology, has unleashed a new breed of apps, sites and services designed to help consumers pay for goods, get loans and manage their retirement accounts.<p>Fintech is a …

FinTech

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US revises data access policy

Microsoft has dropped a lawsuit pushing for reforms of state surveillance practices in response to changes in US data access request policy, but says …

Privacy

This Little-Known Startup Just Hit a Valuation of $30 Billion

China’s Meituan Dianping just became the world’s fourth-most valuable startup, reaching a $30 billion valuation that puts it ahead of high-fliers …

China

Why Private Equity Has $963 Billion in Dry Powder

Investors give private equity managers their capital with the expectation that they’ll make it grow. But today these managers are sitting on a record …

How platforms transform traditional industries

The “age of platforms” is now firmly established. As we described in our 2016 book, Platform Revolution, platforms are no longer restricted to retail …

Regulating platforms in a fragmented geopolitical landscape

A quarter century of global liberalization and integration appears to be on knife’s edge. Over the past two decades, global capital markets, …

Enterprises Are Running Cloud-Based Apps Nearly 50% Of The Time

• 46.3% of all enterprise WAN traffic is cloud-based, split between HTTPS (27.8%) and HTTP (18.5%).<br>• Popular cloud apps including Microsoft Office365 continue to see rapid adoption across enterprises globally, as indicated by on-premises mail SMTP declining.<br>• 100 Mbps links are on the rise, jumping from …

WAN

IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

IBM isn't at the forefront of artificial intelligence, Social Capital CEO and founder Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Monday, and he certainly …

I’ve had some fascinating discussions over the past two weeks about the future of credit, lending, banking and finance. The Asian Banker Future of …

FinTech

Rackspace CEO on AWS, OpenStack and the future of the cloud

Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes discusses the company's plans and why the cloud story is only just getting started.<p>Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes is …

Microsoft, AWS and Google may have just started the next cloud computing price war

Cloud giants have started cutting prices again, but this time in new areas.<p>The giants of cloud computing may have kicked off a new price war, this …

Mobile

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Innovation

Suddenly, Dubai Aims to Become First Blockchain-Powered City by 2020

In October 2016, Smart Dubai Office, hereinafter SDO, a technology initiative developed by the UAE government and Startup Incubator and Seed Fund …

An AI Hedge Fund Created a New Currency to Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source

Wall Street is a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar. Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures "the essence of the …

This stock exchange for startups uses blockchain technology to make it possible for anyone to invest and trade in growth companies

Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO and founder of Funderbeam.Funderbeam<p>Growth companies have a predetermined development path to pass through, somewhere at the end lingers the illustrious ‘exit’ or IPO. As an early stage investor you may have to sit tight with your investment for a decade.<p>With Funderbeam, it’s a …

Startups

The Business of Good Transforms the Charity Mindset

<b>The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line</b> challenges the assumption that to “do good” a business can’t be profitable. As …

Small Business

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BlackBerry's success led to its failure

With a little help from Apple and Google<p>It’s mobile prehistory at this point, but there was once a time when the ultimate smartphone you could get was a BlackBerry. Before Apple’s iPhone arrived, Google’s first Android prototypes were basically BlackBerry clones. It’s easy to think of the …

Salesforce will ask regulators to investigate Microsoft-LinkedIn deal over antitrust concerns

Salesforce wanted to acquire LinkedIn earlier this year, but ultimately it was Microsoft that agreed to pay $26.2 billion for the business social …

New research by MIT Sloan expert identifies “killer app” of equity crowdfunding

Syndicates stand to change overall economics of crowdfunding, says Christian Catalini<p><b>CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30, 2015</b>--Crowdfunding platforms such as …

Venture Capital

'The market is rigged' - Michael Lewis

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1159000/1159062_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1507735573_dc608dc767af9609825efbe909a73024<p><b>In his seminal work on the role of high-frequency traders in global stock markets, Michael Lewis quotes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand</b> …