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BNB Paribas teams with Snap to lead on social networks

BNB Paribas teams with Snap to lead on social networks

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

BNP Paribas has signed a global partnership with Snap Inc. In a move to strengthen its proximity to millennials and cement its position as the leading bank on social networks, BNP Paribas has signed a global partnership with Snap Inc. BNP Paribas entered a global partnership with Snap Inc. this week in an effort to […]

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Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Chairman Pai sets wheels in motion for Title II rollback. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has had a very busy first 100 days. He recently announcement that he will soon begin the process for the 2015 Title II rollback. The 2015 order exposed the Internet to a vast regime of regulations, was a welcome […]

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Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Symantec points out that Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware now tend to be used sparingly and attackers are increasingly attempting to hide in plain sight. According to the Symantec ISTR April 2017, cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by  extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts […]

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In payments, cards vs mobile may not matter if apps are the future

In payments, cards vs mobile may not matter if apps are the future

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s a lot of consumer frustration over mobile contactless payments, but that may not matter if apps, not contactless, are the future of mobile payments. How are mobile payments getting on in the UK? According to the most recent figures from Transport for London, mobile phones now account for about 8% of their contactless transactions, […]

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Mobile payments facilitated by Alipay and WeChat reached $2.9 trillion

Mobile payments facilitated by Alipay and WeChat reached $2.9 trillion

Written by on May 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new study by UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance has revealed that Alipay and WeChat Pay facilitated $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016. According to a recently published study by the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, Alipay and WeChat Pay enabled an astonishing $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016. A 20-fold […]

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The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

Written by on May 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The big guys get bigger.  Microsoft Microsoft reported slightly disappointing results where the ageing Surface Pro line slightly marred another superb performance in the cloud with Azure and Office 365. FQ3 17 revenues / Adj-EPS were $23.56bn / $0.73 compared to consensus at $23.65bn / $0.70. Office 365 passed 100m corporate users and grew 45% […]

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The future of cryptocurrency may or may not include bitcoin

The future of cryptocurrency may or may not include bitcoin

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The future of cryptocurrency for banks could be as a settlement money that connects other different monies. The big question is whether this is this a role for Bitcoin specifically? My old friend Alistair Milne recently published a very interesting paper on Cryptocurrencies from an Austrian Perspective (SSRN, 12th April 2017) in which he explores the use of new […]

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The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

The BakerHostetler report says back to basics is best for security

Written by on April 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The BakerHostetler report says companies need to continue focusing on the basics to become and remain “Compromise Ready.” The BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report highlights the critical need for senior executives in all industries to understand and be ready to tackle the legal and business risks associated with cyber threats and to have enterprise-wide tactics […]

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Are the wheels falling off the digital assistant bandwagon?

Are the wheels falling off the digital assistant bandwagon?

Written by on April 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The digital assistant bandwagon is bursting at the seams.  Building a digital assistant is all the rage these days but just like app stores, I suspect that the weaker players will soon drop out once they begin to realise how difficult and how expensive it is to make a good one that users actually want […]

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Media: what to do when TV viewing drops 55% in one year

Media: what to do when TV viewing drops 55% in one year

Written by on April 25, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The percentage of consumers who prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted by 55% over the past year, from 52% to 23%, according to findings from Accenture’s 2017 Digital Consumer Survey, signalling an accelerating shift in digital video market consumer behavior. The global online survey of 26,000 consumers in 26 countries reports that consumers […]

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