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How the GDPR's Data Portability Rules Could Affect Client Churn
Last month, the U.S. Justice Department was found to be investigating AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) for allegedly colluding to lock customers into their networks and prevent server switches. This month, new policies in the European Union will make data transfers even simpler than they were before, meaning the churn companies feared under old rules
ExoLover is Using the Blockchain to Improve Our Sex Lives
For those of us who are excited by the potential for blockchain technology to innovate nearly all aspects of our lives, ExoLover is perhaps all the proof we need to feel that our excitement is warranted. That's because the Australia-based firm has taken the blockchain into a brave new world that we're pretty sure has not previously been traversed: The
Smart Valley Aims to Raise the Survival Rate of ICOs by Helping Them Get Together With Experts and Investors
FinTech, Video
902 ICOs were launched in 2017. Yet, despite raising over $100 million in capital, nearly half of them failed right off the bat. In fact, 99% of all ICOs don’t survive. Some crumble at the funding stage, while most crater later on. Smart Valley wants to fix that by connecting projects with experts and investors to help them find business
OSA Decentralized's Ecosystem Combines AI, Big Data and Blockchain to Benefit Manufacturers and Consumers
FinTech
OSA Decentralized's blockchain-based platform combines artificial intelligence and big data, while utilizing smart contracts to collect and analyze real-time data from manufacturers, retailers and consumers with the goal of limiting product waste, saving consumers money and allowing shoppers to make informed choices about the products they are buying. The platform essentially serves as digital assistant for consumers who are rewarded
Consumer Reports Denies Tesla a Model 3 Recommendation
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares slid about 1 percent Monday after Consumer Reports announced it would not recommend the Model 3. “Despite record range and agile handling, issues with braking, controls and ride quality hurt the Model 3’s overall score,” the report said. The Details CR lauded the Model 3’s “exhilarating acceleration,” record charge range and handling redolent of the
DECENT Has Built a Decentralized Platform to Revolutionize Data and Content Distribution
FinTech
DECENT is a Swiss-based tech firm that has used blockchain technology to build a secure, decentralized platform that liberates content and data distribution from corporate middlemen, giving full control back to the people who create the content. Given that the Decent Network is a censorship-free distribution platform, it should come as no surprise that it has attracted the interest of
It’s Getting Harder and Harder for SMEs to Raise Credit and Russia-Based Finolog Wants to Fix That, by Monetizing Trust
Nobody will argue how important small and medium-size enterprises are to an economy; they create job opportunities, they increase investment, they rev up competition, and oftentimes, they fuel innovation. That said, it’s been getting harder and harder for the 400 million SMEs worldwide to gain financing. Banks rarely provide them loans and VCs often leave them hanging after months of
How Do the Stock Market and the Economy Interact?
LIZ ANN SONDERS: We all know that the stock market’s action is connected to economic and earnings fundamentals. That’s a tried and true relationship, but I think the timing of it tends to be one of the things that throws investors off. And I want to use an example, a couple of examples to describe this relationship between economic or
ValueAct Capital’s Investment in Citigroup
Hedge Funds
This week, ValueAct Capital Partners was reported to have made two new investments – one hiking from $70 million to $1.2 billion its stake in global bank Citigroup, market capitalization $183 billion, the other a new position in $778 million wood pellet producer Enviva Partners. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should
eSports is a Booming Business and VReS is Building a Platform to Make it More Immersive For Fans
Video games have come a long way since the days when Atari was the dominant gaming system and playing with a group of fellow gamers meant grabbing a roll of quarters at your local arcade. The gaming systems today have become more powerful and immersive, greatly expanding the possibilities of the gaming experience through the incorporation of virtual reality. If