Sachin Bagul

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This startup is poised to optimize digital advertising, using blockchain

2017 marked a major milestone in the world of advertising: it was the first year on record that global digital ad spending exceeded global TV ad spending. Worldwide, advertisers spent $209 billion on digital, compared to $178 billion for TV.<p>The digital marketing sphere has come a long way from …

Blockchain

Who Knew Blockchain Could Make Government This Easy? This Italian CIO, That’s Who.

The Italian province of South Tyrol is best known for its alpine mountains and ski resorts. With the highest concentration of Michelin-starred …

Blockchain

Blockchain Startup VChain Is Flying High After Its Royal Seal Of Approval

Irra Ariella Khi has a delightful vision of air travel.<p>It’s one, she says, where we simply “glide through the airport”, rather than standing for hours in queues.<p>To get there she’s building a blockchain-powered service called VChain (short for “verification chain”) to completely streamline airport …

Blockchain

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Democrats and Republicans both have a big blind spot on net neutrality

National Public Radio recently suggested that “tribalism” is the word of the year for 2017. Each day it gains new meaning in US political culture. The latest example is over the case of so-called net neutrality—the principle that internet service providers should treat every bit of data equally, …

Net Neutrality

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

Internet of Things (IoT) Predictions

For the third year in a row, the Internet of Things has dominated CES. More than 900 companies out of 3,800 at the show said they had Internet of …

Internet of Things

What I learned by reading Businessweek's incredible 38,000-word article on code

I read the whole thing online this afternoon, and it's remarkable. I could see it being taught in journalism classes years from now, like Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" or John Hersey's "Hiroshima."<p>It takes something both very important and hard to understand, and makes it understandable …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

What is Wi-Fi calling and will it solve my mobile phone black spot?

Mobile phone signal not quite as reliable as it should be? Getting a signal strong enough to make a call outdoors normally isn’t a problem, but indoors can be a completely different matter?<p>Wi-Fi calling aims to solve indoor mobile black spots by allowing users to send and receive phone calls and …

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These are the trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …

FinTech

This is big: Cablevision launches Wi-Fi-only mobile phone service

Image copyright tatajantra / Shutterstock.com.Cablevision is getting ready to pick a fight with your mobile phone company. Next month, the cable …

Telecoms

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

15 ridiculously interesting VB guest posts you probably missed in 2014

Many people don’t realize that VentureBeat accepts guest columns from intelligent, well-spoken entrepreneurs, analysts, and others with expertise in a particular area of technology. These posts are a great way to learn insights from a wide variety of voices in the tech community.<p>For instance, I …

The ‘Third Era’ of IT will bring massive changes to the data center

Imagine you worked in a data center a decade ago and then moved to a remote island. Ten years later, you’ve returned and it’s your first day back in the data center. You walk in and survey your surroundings. The servers have all been virtualized. Much of the software controlling them has changed.<p>In …

Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

T-Mobile’s Free International Data Is Slow, Frustrating And Incredibly Useful

It’s been almost exactly a year since T-Mobile launched its unlimited international data plans but I never had a chance to give it a try until recently. Before my vacation earlier this month, however, I decided to give it a try and got myself a T-Mobile SIM card with a monthly contract to have data …

With VoLTE already rolling out, AT&T turns to Wi-Fi calling in 2015

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>AT&T will follow T-Mobile by offering voice calls over Wi-Fi networks next year. AT&T CEO and President Ralph de la Vega …

Small carriers want guarantees they won’t get burned at next year’s spectrum auction

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>At CTIA Wireless this week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a plea to mobile carriers: Commit to participating in the next …

China's Tencent shuts messaging accounts after censorship rules-state media | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd has suspended more than 300 accounts on its WeChat mobile messaging app and banned around 40 others as government restrictions on spreading political news online take effect, state media said on Friday.<p>A picture illustration shows a WeChat app icon …

Apple working with NXP for pay-by-touch technology in new iPhone: FT | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple’s plans.<p>The Apple logo is …

SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.<p>A shop clerk is seen through a window displaying a …

Exclusive: Intel hires senior Qualcomm exec to boost mobile business | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at rival Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), to step up efforts in mobile and Internet-connected gadgets.<p>An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition …

AT&T sues Cox Communications for patent infringement | Reuters

(Reuters) - AT&T (T.N) is suing Cox Communications for infringing eight patents dealing with network quality after the regional cable provider ignored its complaints about the issue and made “billions” off of the technology, according to a new lawsuit.<p>An AT&T sign is shown on a building in downtown …

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle | Reuters

PARIS/LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.<p>People walk past a Telecom Italia phone booth in Rome August 28, 2014. …

Tech Companies Praise The President For Speaking Out In Favor Of Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama spoke in favor of net neutrality this week, pushing back against the idea of paid prioritization, which many call Internet “fast lanes.” Following the president’s comments, a number of technology companies joined cultural and privacy groups in praising the American leader.<p>The …

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews Right Now

In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable's …

Why CEOs swear by Swatches

According to Google auto-fill, one of the most searched terms relating to Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is, “What watch does Lloyd Blankfein …

Keen wants to help bring home heating and cooling into the internet of things

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>For those out there with a connected thermostat, Keen is a startup worth watching if you want to get …