Rob Holt

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Here is How To Reduce The Data Usage in Android and iPhone

Many people use mobile internet data which is limited and after the users crosses the usage limit, money is deducted from the account of the user …

Barclays becomes the first big UK bank to back a digital currency firm

In what Britain's Treasury called a "major milestone" in its push to make the UK the world's capital for financial technology, or fintech, Circle was granted an e-money license by the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK watchdog - another first for a digital currency company.<p>The Boston-based …

Digital Currency

Real users don't care about Apple Pay and contactless payments

Eight months from the launch of Apple Pay in the UK and a report from The Memo highlights just how little we know about the adoption or success of the service so far.<p>That’s right, Apple – a company that never misses an opportunity to crow about its wins – hasn’t said a word about how frequently (or …

Who utilizes customer data better, banks or fintechs?

Customer data and the opportunities for creating innovative business models out of it has become a recent favorite topic of mine. I spoke on the …

Improving the semiconductor industry through advanced analytics

New techniques can help companies make better decisions by using accurate, reliable, and scientific information to analyze risk, optimize processes, …

Amazon Alexa's new banking feature could be a disaster

Amazon has teamed up with Capital One Financial Corporation to let you make a number of bank transactions using only your voice with the company’s Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo, Tap and Echo Dot.<p>Once you’ve turned on the Capital One skill in the Alexa app, you can check your credit card …

Smart Homes

Is the business intelligence dashboard dead?

What’s the difference between a company that uses big data like a grown-up and one that is still in the playpen?<p>Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it… big data has always sounded more like a candy-store display than something businesses use everyday. This past year, as the Economist …

Big Data

New attack steals secret crypto keys from Android and iOS phones

Researcher-devised exploit threatens Bitcoin wallets and other high-value assets.<p>Researchers have devised an attack on Android and iOS devices that …

Flo's driving app wants to gamify your car insurance renewal (and make you a safer driver)

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam on May 26-27.</i><p>If the thought of having your driving monitored via a smartphone app in exchange for a …

Car Insurance

Business Analytics, Hybrid Cloud & Consulting | Teradata

Who We Are<p>We are the leading cloud-based data and analytics company.<p>What We Do<p>Our analytical insights deliver optimal business outcomes.<p>How We Do …

The Data Science Machine, or ‘How To Engineer Feature Engineering’

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Recent research by MIT Master's student Max Kanter has led to the implementation of what he refers to as the 'Data Science …

Data Science

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms

The people who are revolutionizing data in sport

Data science is obviously at the forefront of innovative sports, as was evident in our experiences this week at the Sports Analytics 2015 Conference …

Forbes Welcome

Banks can join together to sue Target after “massive” data breach, judge says

The fallout from a hack of Target's network in 2013 continues.<p>On Tuesday a District Court judge in Minnesota ruled that banks could sue Target in a …

Bank of England Twitter test scores home run

The UK's central bank has recently started to explore the use of social media chatter as a more timely indicator of mass market sentiment, …

Social Media

Bi isn't big data and big data isn't BI

Big data is hyped, but isn't hype. There are definite technical, process and business differences in the big data market when compared to BI and data warehousing, but they are often poorly understood or explained. BI isn't big data, and big data isn't BI. By distilling the technical and process …

Big Data

Beware of Data Anarchists, because Nobody ETLs Like its 1999 in a Data Democracy

Data DemocracyA growing group of self-proclaimed data anarchists are making headlines by claiming “Let IT tremble at a data revolution. Analysts have …

Why Fintech Is One of the Most Promising Industries of 2015

Long unsung, financial tech companies that lend, process, or even create money have flooded the Inc 500.<p><i>It's been about two decades since a financial company really changed the world. Inc. 500 entrepreneurs are leading a pack of disrupters, raised in the shadow of PayPal, who will change your</i> …

A Journey to the Center of Big Data

<b>Our Story</b>Webtrends is a 20-year old company and we have done it all when it comes to data. I like to say Webtrends did big data before there was Big …

Google Cloud Platform's entire big data suite now generally available

Google has a few more cloud bits on the way as soon as later today as Cloudera's Hadoop platform is now certified for Google Cloud Platform.<p><b>Google</b> …

How Can You Do Data Better?

According to CB Insights, the biggest chunk of last year’s $19.6 billion in total venture capitalist funding went to startups in the “business …

​Xero to bridge the gap between small businesses and banks

Xero has announced the next focus for the business is to use the data it captures on its platform to help businesses secure bank loans.<p>Cloud …

Best of the visualisation web... June 2015

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

Today's top malware threats -- are you prepared?

Today, data breaches are nothing short of the norm. Organizations like Target, Home Depot, and even the United States Government have fallen victim …

Barclays Local Insights

Small Business

How to avoid the big bad data trap

Using unstructured and imperfect big data can make perfect sense when companies are exploring opportunities, such as creating data-driven businesses, …