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

Cork, eco friendly, customizable : innovation meets smartphone design

Innovation seems to be happening everywhere, and the smartphone industry is no exception.  Still, when’s the last time the phone itself was innovative ? Meet Ikimobile:  the Portuguese startup that built an Android phone with a cork case, a natural and 100% renewable material. Ikimobile made a name for itself by ditching the plastic, metal… Read More

The French browser Qwant extends its offer and hopes to become the next European Google

By stepping up its offers, the French search engine intends to impose itself as an essential platform for its users. The startup’s new goal is to make its ecosystem as exhaustive as possible, adding to its initial ambition of a less privacy-invasive browser. This Thursday, June 14, start-up president and co-founder Eric Léandri presented in… Read More