Banking, Financial Services, Money Articles

How to stop the money monoculture by Kickstarter CEO and cofounder Yancey Strickler

Technology has been disrupting many business sectors over the last years (think of Music, Telecom, Publishing) and will keep disrupting many other area’s (Energy, Transport, Health, Education, …). Technology and the Internet have made information more transparent with more information available than ever before, for people

Al Gore’s new version of capitalism

A growing number of economists warn that ever shorter time horizons are destroying businesses and entire economies. Since the publication of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore has become a partner in the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins and is a member of the Apple board.

Could algorithms help create better venture capitalists?

How can VCs better predict when innovations will survive or fail, both for startups and when corporations launch new products or do acquisitions? That is the problem William Hambrecht, a legendary venture capitalist who made early investments in Apple, Genentech, and Google, is trying to solve with

Wall Street automating research report using Artificial Intelligence

Leading Wall Street firms are trying out research reports written by artificial intelligence, with a few start-ups offering software to generate company summaries for research database. “The artificial intelligence based programs essentially take data from filings, databases or internal documents, and subsequently use algorithms to

5 ways tech can transform finance

Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lenders, mobile payments, bitcoin, robo-advisers – there seems to be no end to the diversity, or to the sky-high valuations, of these “fintech” innovators. Read more from World Economic Forum Gerd Leonhard on the future of finance: Watch Digital Transformation and the Future

How corporations capture and shatter college graduates

Elsewhere, at this vulnerable, mutable, pivotal moment, undergraduates must rely on their own wavering resolve to resist peer pressure, the herd instinct, the allure of money, flattery, prestige and security. Students, rebel against these soul-suckers! Follow your dreams, however hard it may be, however uncertain

Using A.I. in Financial Services

As another indicator, the vast majority of respondents to the 2014 Future of the Internet study did anticipate robotics and machine intelligence will permeate wide segment of daily life by 2025 with huge implications for a range of industries. Will the latest surge of AI

Disruptive Power Lies at the Intersections

When I first started using the term “Combinatorial”, people thought I was making words up. Although I’d like to take credit for the word, I first came across it when reading The Second Machine Age, a fascinating book by Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson. I

What is the future of the ATM in a world of digital money? – Quartz

The financial crisis sent ATM innovation lower down the priority lists of big banks, but investment is picking back up now. Banks in emerging markets are spreading their networks and adding features, while in wealthier countries they are looking at advanced ATMs as a cheaper alternative to