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5 Fintech Companies Using AI to Improve Business

Artificial intelligence may be all the craze in Silicon Valley, but on Wall Street, well, there’s a lot of skepticism.High-powered algorithms are not …

Emerging Technology

Why India's Fintech Startups Are Flocking To Disrupt The UAE

India’s technology startup ecosystem has grown exponentially in recent years and now appears to have caught the eye of startup enthusiasts in the UAE. The Middle East nation is keen to elevate disruptive Indian fintech startups by providing them an international platform and financial support.<p><b>UAE’s</b> …

FinTech

Sky TV to go satellite dish-free in 2018

<b>Sky is to offer a complete subscription television package without a satellite dish for the first time.</b><p>From 2018, people who cannot have a dish installed will be able to receive Sky over the internet instead.<p>The company said the move would help it reach a further six million customers across Europe.<p>…

Smart TV

Digital Detox - Fighting tech with tech

How re-thinking our relationship with technology could be the best way to ‘digitally detox’<p>As we become ever more reliant on our tech, an …

'How we built India's biggest robot company'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1272000/1272252_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1507753675_c59bb34685e5f234236aba324b9536c0<p><b>In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible.</b><p>Along with his …

Robots

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

TMT Predictions 2017: Overview

Prints charming: biometric security reaches the billions. Deloitte Global predicts that the active base of fingerprint-reader-equipped devices will …

4 Industries Bitcoin Is Already Disrupting

As Bitcoin is again breaking the $1,000 value threshold, there’s no telling where the cryptocurrency can go from here. It has proven to be more …

Bank Muscat honours employees for innovation ideas to support growth

(1/11/2017 8:14:00 AM)<p>Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its ‘Let’s Do More’ vision and commitment …

Top predictions on tech in 2017 from Norwest Venture Partners

1/6<p>Real estate technology finally makes its debut<p>Companies focused specifically on the real estate market, which is the single largest class asset in the U.S. alone, will finally have their day in the sun. Not only because they are becoming more sophisticated, but because there is finally an …

Digital Health

Amazon files patent for flying warehouse equipped with drones

Amazon has filed for a patent on a flying warehouse equipped with drones to deliver goods.<p>The warehouse would be carried by an airship and would …

High street shops secretly track customers using smartphones

High street shops including Marks & Spencer are secretly tracking the movements of their customers using their smartphones, it has emerged.<p>Companies such as footwear supplier Dune, Morrisons and Topshop are among major retailers taking advantage of new technology which picks up the pings emitted by …

This Big Bank Is Literally Going to Read Your Mind Before Deciding to Hire You

Sharp suit? Winning smile? Graduated from a prestigious school? It still might not be enough to score a job at a top bank if your neural waves look …

Banking

Pull a fast one: London bar installs world's first tap-and-pay beer pump

Technology devised by Barclaycard aims to reduce queueing times by letting customers serve and pay for their own drinks<p>The world’s first contactless payment, self-service beer pump will be put to the test by consumers during the height of pre-Christmas partying in the UK’s bars and pubs.<p>Pay@Pump …

Banking

How solar energy and mobile money are changing lives in rural Africa

The NASA satellite map of the world at night shows blazing networks of light across North America and Europe. But Africa remains the dark continent. …

Off-grid

10 predictions for the future that got it wildly wrong

A hundred years from now, Elon Musk could be lauded as a visionary genius – or labelled a fantasist.<p>The Space X CEO is predicting his company will …

You will soon be able to order McDonald's from your smartphone

The Golden Arches is trying to catch up with the rest of the fast food industry<p>McDonald's has long been a leader in the fast food industry, but it has fallen behind its competitors in one big way: it hasn’t provided customers with a way to order and pay for their meals via smartphone or other …

McDonald's

A new device allows cows to text message their farmers when they’re sick or pregnant

Soon, farmers won’t have to wait to take their cows to the cattle crush to see the vet. A text message will tell them what’s wrong.<p>An Austrian startup, SmaXtec, is placing connected sensors in cows’ stomachs to transmit health data over wifi. The sensors, each the size of a hot dog, track …

Farming

9 Tips to Establish Innovation Teams

8 Markets Ripe for Innovation

With the oversaturation of many markets such as ridesharing and social media, many people often ask me which industries are exploding the most and offer the best routes for new innovation.<p><b>1. Alcohol</b><p>The beer industry is almost entirely controlled by two conglomerates, AB In-bev (Anheuser Busch) and …

Real Estate

9 Emerging Tech Trends That Will Start Generating Billions in 2017

Here are some of the emerging technologies that will make billions of dollars starting next year.<p>Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017, market research firm Gartner predicts.<p>Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed …

Internet of Things

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here's why.<p>---<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Business Strategy
Entrepreneurship

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

<b>An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed.</b><p>The AI predicted the verdicts to an accuracy of 79%, according to the scientists involved.<p>AI is increasingly being used in fields such as …

IBM Watson

Technology does not equal innovation, but using technology is often crucial to innovation.

Lately I have been doing things a little different in my workshops. Instead of slowing down and showing step-by-step every little thing that I am …

Innovation

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How to Encourage Innovation in Any Organisation

This guest column is by Rutwik Kishan Rao, an Engineer turned Lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)<p>Consumers today are spoilt for …