E-commerce enjoys a huge range of advantages over traditional retail. It can harvest and leverage vast amounts of data on customers, it can push notifications and adverts far more efficiently than high street outlets and it can integrate with a broad range of other online platforms and services to amplify its reach. read more ..
TransferWise is back in the news after raising GBP17.7m (USD26m), with a USD1.1bn valuation and a new focus on bringing its cheap currency conversion tool to small businesses. read more ..
Snapchat's equity round, Peter Thiel's attack on Gawker and what's happening to angel deals. These are some of the top stories in tech today. read more ..
There are a lot of stereotypes hanging around corporate venture capital (CVC). As more incumbent firms become aware of the need to stay innovative and look to venture arms to do so, CVC is becoming a prominent part of the tech investing landscape.
The personal touch is going to be key to the success of fintech. That’s the view of Nutmeg’s former CEO Nick Hungerford and Zopa’s CMO Amy Miller speaking at the Shift Technology conference.
The French police are kicking down Google’s doors and robots are taking pizza orders. Evidently, there’s a lot to keep up to date with in tech today.
From Google producing a robotic artist to Waterstones’ abandonment of e-books, here are the key stories to know in tech today.
Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to brands, but so far, attempts to turn it into an explicitly commercial portal have arguably seen limited success. People go on social media to relax, connect and socialise, not to shop.
Corporate venture capital (CVC) is not what it once was. With changes in tech causing tangible impacts to parts of large companies’ businesses, corporate venture is adapting to help those on both sides of the table.
Government is no exception to digital transformation. It, too, is being changed by technology, whether it’s paying parking tickets online or making waste collection more efficient using sensors.
Why Silicon Valley keeps getting the internet of things (IoT) wrong and Apple's AI problem are today's must-read stories.
Another week, another online lender laying off staff. This time it’s Avant, formerly AvantCredit, which is cutting 7% of its workforce after its loan volume fell 27% in the first three months of the year.
Despite the rapid spread of contactless and digital payments services, hard cash remains a tenacious and often unwanted element in modern society. Many of us will be familiar with the pang of irritation that comes when a shop doesn’t support contactless payment and with the despondent trek to a cashpoint that follows.
The first thing tennis super star Roger Federer does after winning a match is strap on a massive Rolex. It’s the brand’s way to sneak into any photo of the Swiss player holding a trophy aloft and associate itself with a victory.
Free banking is a myth. All companies need to make money and all too often in finance this involves hidden charges.
YouTube's place in virtual reality (VR), Donald Trump talks tech and how to improve Twitter - these are the stories shaping tech today.
From the key takeaways from Google's develop conference to Nintendo's diversification plans, here are the key stories to know in tech today.
Connectivity, artificial intelligence and a rapid improvement in hardware means we’re heading towards a tech future where we don’t just own smart devices, but where the whole world is infused with smart and autonomous technology.