Could Big Tech Really Be ‘Broken Up’?

Could Big Tech Really Be ‘Broken Up’?

“Break up big tech!” has been the cry in recent times, as privacy and data-use concerns — among others — have caused both the public at large and politicians to cast a skeptical eye toward the major tech firms. (Bankers are surely relieved at this current reprieve from being Public Enemy Number 1.)

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Satellite of Love

Satellite of Love

We don’t know about you, but we think “Satellite of Love” is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Lou Reed’s post-Velvet Underground solo career. While there’s long been some debate about the meaning of the song, it’s probably clear Reed wasn’t referring to Amazon’s ambitious plan to cover all the globe with internet access via a series of satellites.

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Fintechs and Financial Institutions: Together Forever?

Fintechs and Financial Institutions: Together Forever?

In the early part of this decade, fintechs were viewed by some traditional financial institutions as barbarians at the gate, eager to take customers away. Fintechs, for their part,  frequently talked about “disrupting” the financial industry and doing things digital-first, not being held back by legacy technology or processes.

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Pumping the Brakes on the Cashless Society

Pumping the Brakes on the Cashless Society

The rise of mobile and digital payments has led to some nations around the world becoming nearly cashless. The benefits to eliminating cash from an economy exist; these include getting rid of the time and cost spent handling and storing cash, as well as making it far harder for criminals to launder money.

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