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Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

The French connection: a look at France's rising tech scene

Over the past five months, I’ve worked in the Amsterdam tech scene, frantically tracking the latest tech news and interviewing passionate startup founders for Index. During my stint in this city of canals, I learned a lot about the different tech scenes throughout Europe and what makes them …

Convargo lève 1,5 million d’euros pour suivre le transport de marchandises en temps réel

Convargo, plateforme qui connecte expéditeurs et transporteurs en temps réel, vient de boucler un tour de table de 1,5 million d’euros auprès de …

AI now fits onto a USB stick

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence, Yann LeCun.Twitter/Yann Lecun<p>A Silicon Valley chip designer has launched a USB stick with a supercomputer onboard.<p>Movidius, based in San Mateo, California, has essentially put a deep learning chip inside a USB drive. Deep learning involves "training" …

Facebook is succeeding where Google should have dominated

Facebook seems to be leaving Google in the dust in certain areas where the search giant should have dominated. Beyond giving Facebook bragging rights, the company's aggressive development of some of these new technologies has the potential to shake up the business landscape.<p>Take Facebook's recent, …

Increase Your Creative Output With 14 Time Management Tips Just for Creatives

<i>Ever wished there were more hours in the day?</i>Well, maybe you’re just not doing enough with the ones you have. The time you have to be creative is …

Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity

Ryan Falvey Contributor<p>Ryan Falvey is the managing director of the Financial Solutions Lab at the Center for Financial Services Innovation.<p>Fintech is in the midst of a golden age of investment and innovation. According to KPMG and CB Insights, investments in fintech startups doubled between 2014 …

Financial Services

7 Things You Should Do When Launching Your Startup

These tasks will take your business from "good enough" to "ready to go" in no time at all.<p>You've most likely spent weeks, months, or perhaps years on planning the launch of your small business. Finally, your product or service is just about ready to enter the world, and you're excited enough to …

Marketing

How new technology trends disrupt the very nature of business

<b>T</b>he next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how major new trends in technology are translating into …

Facebook programs computers to describe photos for the blind

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll …

Ikea has already found a great use for virtual reality

Virtual reality is here and products such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung’s Gear VR are ready to offer various types of VR experiences. And VR …

Why Everyone Must Get Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution

First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerization… So what comes next?<p>Some call it the fourth industrial revolution, or industry 4.0, but whatever you call it, it represents the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet …