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The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

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

Google has time on its side in Android. I think that it is the remedies that the EU imposes that have the potential to do the real damage as long as they are quickly put in place. I view the fine as almost an irrelevance. Alphabet has been handed a $2.7bn fine by the EU as […]

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Do not underestimate the importance of sensors in AI

Do not underestimate the importance of sensors in AI

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

Sensors are the eyes and ears of AI. Data is the raw material of artificial intelligence (see here) meaning that will be increasingly critical that the sensors that collect that data are reliable and accurate. Nowhere is this more true than in eHealth where inaccurate data is useless at best and deadly at worst. This is […]

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Amazon has loaned $1 billion to SMEs in the last 12 months

Amazon has loaned $1 billion to SMEs in the last 12 months

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

US e-commerce giant Amazon is gaining traction in the SME loan market, issuing $1 billion in loans in the last 12 months. The company is gaining traction in the SME loan market. The company announced at the beginning of this month that it had originated over $3 billion in loans to more than 20,000 small […]

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The risks of the ICO: why Ethereum suffered the flash crash

The risks of the ICO: why Ethereum suffered the flash crash

Written by on June 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The cryptocurrency space has been gripped by the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) craze, with many offerings raising tens of millions of dollars in minutes. But the success of ICOs has little to do with advancing the cause of cryptocurrencies as a decentralized key to freedom from central bank tyranny, and more to do with good […]

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Tech companies pushing EU for change in data storage laws

Tech companies pushing EU for change in data storage laws

Written by on June 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Tech companies want the European Commission to propose new legislation in autumn that they hope will bring down data storage costs in some countries. But rumoured changes have worried firms that France could pressure the executive to weaken the rules. A vocal group of firms have pushed the Commission to introduce a law that would […]

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Santander leads fintech investments, but they are not alone

Santander leads fintech investments, but they are not alone

Written by on June 29, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

According to data from CB Insights, top European banks, led by Banco Santander are investing heavily in areas ranging from wealth management and lending to payments, reg-tech and blockchain. According to new analysis from CB Insights, Spain-based Banco Santander, through its venture arm Santander InnoVentures was the most active major European bank investing in fintech […]

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Making the whole ecosystem work is key to FinTech success

Making the whole ecosystem work is key to FinTech success

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

I was at an event recently where alternative finance companies introduced their services. There were many new finance solutions for lending, real estate, investing and short-term finance. These companies explained how they have built their own platforms, have handled some finance (millions or dozens of millions), and are now looking for more investors. After witnessing […]

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Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

Are Facebook and Microsoft actually the perfect partners?

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

I see Microsoft and Facebook creeping quietly together. I continue to think that Facebook and Microsoft make very good partners and I see them doing more and more together over the long-term. In addition to building an undersea cable together (see here), the companies have a long history of collaboration and when I look at their […]

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Here’s an action list for the new Chief Information Security Officer

Here’s an action list for the new Chief Information Security Officer

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As an industry, we now have a plethora of high profile breaches that we can point to when we discuss the impact of not taking security seriously enough. From Home Depot and Target to Sony picture and Yahoo and the list goes on.  When names like Wannacry and mirai become water cooler conversation, well that […]

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What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

What is going on with the US Telecoms mega merger scene?

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As we put the proverbial pen to (digital) paper, US telecoms merger talks and considerations are underway. We recently discussed (here) the on-again, off-again now on-again telecoms merger between the now very familiar dance partners T-Mobile and Sprint. According to Bloomberg and Handelsblatt, the prospective partners are more excited than ever. German newspaper Handelsblatt reported […]

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