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The Shift Toward Decentralized Finance: Why Are Financial Firms Turning To Crypto?

A wave of crypto startups has washed upon the shores of the financial industry in the last couple of years. The industry leaders, aka banks and exchanges, have seemed invincible up until now. Nowadays, there are dozens of crypto startups racing to take over the stage. With the existing global financial system contributing to numerous inequalities, these startups have recognized ... Read More »

Google Glass Enterprise Edition Officially Unveiled, Now Available to More Firms

HIGHLIGHTS The new wearable features several improvements Google Glass 2.0 is lighter and more comfortable It features more power and better battery life Google Glass 2.0 or Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been tipped for a while, and on Tuesday, the search giant finally made the wearables official. Called Google Glass Enterprise Edition, the new glasses have seen improvements to the design and ... Read More »

Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. Under rules enacted during the Obama administration, the likes of Comcast and Verizon ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

Tech firms must do more against ‘fake news’: Apple boss

Technology firms must up their game in tackling “fake news”, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Saturday, calling for a major public information campaign. “All of us technology companies need to create some tools that help diminish the volume of fake news,” the US tech giant boss told the Daily Telegraph in an interview. “We must try to squeeze this ... Read More »

US firms added 227,000 jobs in January

US businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, way above economists’ forecasts of about 175,000. The figure, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compares with December’s rise of 157,000, revised up slightly from last month’s first estimate. However, average pay barely rose, and the number of people working part-time but looking for full-time work rose. Even so, the jobs growth suggests ... Read More »

Irish foreign investment head sees firms’ Brexit decisions starting in Second quarter

Companies considering quitting Britain due to its departure from the EU are likely to start making investment decisions from the second quarter, the head of the agency competing to win foreign business for Ireland said on Tuesday. Industrial Development Agency Ireland has already fielded Brexit-related enquiries from more than 100 firms, a lot of which have progressed to site visits, ... Read More »

Trump victory shocks global firms reliant on open trade

Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election sent shockwaves through industries that rely on open trade, from airlines to cars and IT outsourcing, even though many executives remain unsure what his protectionist rhetoric will mean in practice. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump has vowed to revive the U.S. economy by slashing taxes, preventing companies from making products overseas, renegotiating trade ... Read More »