High-tech giants start taking care of our health

Technology titans keep spreading their power in every field possible. The latest targeted industry is the health sector. Virtual reality, preventive medicine, data collection : large firms know how to make themselves indispensable. In 2016, the top 100 Medtech companies had gathered $419 milliards in annual revenue. Apple and Xiaomi, both large and global wearable… Read More

Can traditional banks survive the FinTech wave ?

FinTech promises to disrupt banking, but faces unique challenges. From a complex regulatory environment to an extremely cautious user-base, mobile banks and investment apps have their work cut out for them. Emerging technologies have dramatically changed the mechanics of basic banking functions like loans, payments, and cheque-cashing and savings. In the world of FinTech (short… Read More

Presscast.io : the Robin Hood of media advertisers

Presscast’s co-founders are self-professed media & publishing fanatics with a chip on their shoulder, and they’re out to disrupt the advertisers they blame for journalism’s decline. “Our goal is to breathe new life into media”, explains Louis Thibault, co-founder of Presscast.io. What started out as a frustrating realization about the corrosive nature of online advertising… Read More

Technology in sport #1 : Bigger, faster … safer ?

“Citius, altius, fortius”, or “faster, higher, stronger” as the Olympic motto goes. As humans continue to push the limits of physical performance, how are emerging technologies playing a role ? Do AI and Big Data hold the key to continuing the trend ? We’ve been playing sports for a long time and yet, somehow, the… Read More