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There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Facebook Attempts To Upend The Economics Of Telecoms With TIP

Facebook is attempting to upend the design of telecommunications networks with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). This is more normally something that would be discussed over in the tech section here but there’s an interesting piece of underlying economics which then falls over into public policy. …

'Everybody says payments will be on the blockchain in the future'

"If you talk to any financial institution today, everybody says payment will be on the blockchain in the future," the CEO of Danish cryptocurrency business Coinify told Business Insider.<p>"I think we're beyond where we're wondering if the blockchain will be used for payments or not."<p>It's true that …

Blockchain

Facebook disputes Belgian tracking order over use of English in court ruling

The court order included the words ‘cookie’ and ‘browser’, which social network claims is against Belgian law for use of Dutch, French or German<p>Facebook is objecting to the use of English words such as “cookie” and “browser” in a Belgian court order, which has demanded the site stop tracking users …

Goldman Sachs nails why banks are so excited about the technology behind bitcoin

It uses complex cryptography and a wide network of records — known as a "distributed ledger" — to eliminate the need for a central bank or middle man to regulate transactions.<p>Banks have been swarming around the technology, with 42 investment banks signing up to an industry-wide group looking at how …

Goldman Sachs

How Big Data Is Disrupting Law Firms And The Legal Profession

The legal system generates a huge and ever-increasing amount of data. Each new case brought to court (and there are 350,000 in the US alone each year) increases the body of knowledge that a lawyer has to get to grips with to do their job. Judicial ruling, precedents and interpretations of …

Big Data

This JPMorgan memo shows the bank is 'aggressively' investing in blockchain tech and robotics

A note sent to employees by Daniel Pinto, head of JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank, shows that the lender wants to ensure its $9 billion (£6 billion) investment in technology continues in 2016.<p>Blockchain, big data, and robotics are the focus for JPM. Working groups are also being pushed to …

Blockchain

Google fights patent trolls by giving away patents

Last year, Google and a handful of other technology companies banded together to fight patent trolls -- creating the License on Transfer Network (LOT). It's a pretty good system, effectively protecting LOT members from patent litigation by giving all participants a royalty-free license to any …

5 Excellent Retirement Calculators (And All Are Free)

Confession time. I’m a pushover for online calculators. Actually, any type of gadget gets my attention (hold on while I check email on my Apple Watch). But there’s just something sublime about an online financial calculator that enables us to see our finances or investments in a unique and …

Google's action on revenge porn opens the door on right to be forgotten in US

The history of ‘forgetting’ is really about making things hard to find, and what the company’s new policy does is give people a limited right to obscurity<p>Google’s recent decision to delist “revenge porn” from its search results is a big deal, and not just for victims. Beyond opposing harmful …

This is 'the most embarrassing thing to say as an analyst'

It is a running joke that on earnings conference calls an analyst will start their question to company management with some variation of the phrase "Great quarter, guys." And now we know just how often that happens.<p>On Wednesday, Bloomberg's Drew Armstrong published a report chronicling the history …

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Google even uses analytics to prioritize its patent portfolio

Google’s intellectual property portfolio is relatively modest compared with the monster one managed by IBM—just 2,566 added last year compared with …

Ballghazi: The New England Patriots lose an insanely low number of fumbles. Coincidence?

<i>In light of the</i> <i>ball deflation scandal</i> <i>currently consuming the New England Patriots, football data analyst Warren Sharp looked at the Patriots’ recent</i> …

These 3 Apps Will Help You Sleep Better, Feel Great, and Eat Well

The app ecosystem may be littered with fart apps and time wasters, but they’re not all a detriment to your mind. F.lux, Sleep Cycle, and Food Sense …

Scott Boras pokes Jay Z, teams

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Scott Boras had a message for Jay Z.<p>Robinson Cano, a prized Boras client, switched agents this year to the hip-hop mogul …

Q&A: Coach Brad Stevens on His Surprising Celtics and the New Jordan Crawford

Boston shocked the NBA landscape twice within a two-week period last summer, first dealing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, and then hiring …

Brad Stevens

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

NBA Trade Value, Part 3

Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets<p>If you missed the first two installments of my …

Basketball

One Device to Rule Them All: BlackBerry Isn't Wrong About a Tablet-Less Future

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Internet spent Tuesday morning laughing at a suggestion by BlackBerry CEO Thorstein Heins that …

‘Game of Thrones’ Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Three

If the plot of <i>Game of Thrones</i> were a Facebook relationship status, it’d be, “It’s complicated.” HBO’s epic fantasy, based on the <i>A Song of Ice and …