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China’s Tencent to Help Boost Hong Kong’s Fintech Startups
Tencent, China’s erstwhile “startup killer,” is opening its doors to Hong Kong’s burgeoning startup scene, writes Entrepreneur: In a bid to promote the growth of financial technology in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese Internet giant Tencent. The partnership is aimed to accelerate the R&D development and
Artificial Intelligence Company Yewno Brings AI to Financial Research With Yewno|Edge
Investing is all about identifying relationships. A change in this data point will affect that asset. A change in that asset will affect this other asset. This domino effect can ultimately wreak havoc on an investment portfolio. Of course, there’s an almost infinite amount of possible connections between corporate activity, macro- and micro-economic indicators and other global events that can
7 Ways the U.S. Government Shutdown is Impacting the Tech Sector
Going into the fourth week of the U.S. government shutdown, its impact goes beyond the some 800,000 federal employees who’ve been furloughed. It’s also having a huge impact on the tech sector in myriad ways, from layoffs to Super Bowl ads. Here are seven ways the shutdown is having an impact on the sector: Some small companies that depend on
Waymo Looks to the Motor City For Autonomous Vehicle Plant
Driverless cars may be the future, but Waymo will build them in a place synonymous with the nation’s automotive past. The autonomous vehicle company said Tuesday that it is looking for a factory in the Detroit area to outfit driverless cars with its technology following news that it’s receiving a grant from Michigan economic development officials. Waymo, a spinoff of
Blurring the Lines Between VR and Real Life: A New Global Economy is on The Horizon
Immersive virtual reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology have started gaining traction over the last decade. An eclectic mix of start-ups and top technology brands such as Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), and Sony Corp (NYSE: SNE) are simultaneously competing and collaborating to unlock the potential value in the virtual world. The most popular use cases of VR right
6 Trends That Will Define Smart Cities in 2019
The following excerpt is courtesy of Smart Cities Dive and was written by Kristin Musulin and Chris Teale . Follow the link below to read the full article. As we usher in a new year, the trends that shaped cities in 2018 are bound to have a ripple effect on the innovations that bloom in 2019. Now that dockless vehicles
12 Tech Trends to Watch Over the Next 12 Months
The evolution of technology spawns new generations of products and creates new markets for innovators. Here's a compilation of top tech predictions for 2019 based on separate reports from CB Insights and Loup Ventures. 1. Data Protection Becomes Geopolitical Issue With increasing incidences of data breach and misuse, the accent is now on data protection. Most countries, including India and
4 Story Lines to Follow in 2019
As we wind down the last couple of weeks of 2018, we are left with more questions than answers about the financial markets, highlighted by a global stock market that continues to tank; a risky trade war between the United States and China; and a Brexit mess that Europe is trying to resolve. While those three issues will no doubt
Faster, Smarter, More Efficient: Bond Investing Goes Digital
The digital revolution has revolutionized electronic trading platforms, financial modeling, big data analysis and much more. But buying and selling bonds remains a stubbornly analog process in many places. In the coming years, however, fixed-income managers who have developed or adopted cutting-edge digital tools will be able to proceed from great ideas to executed trades faster and with better results
New York City is Pouring Up to $100 Million into Building a Global Cyber Security Hub
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced a massive initiative called Cyber NYC that aims to turn the city into "a global leader of cybersecurity innovation and talent." At the center of the initiative will be the launch of a Global Cyber Center, which the NYCEDC is calling "an innovation hub for startups, initiatives to fuel commercialization