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

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

Calm, a meditation app that helps you relax on your phone

The San Francisco-based meditation app Calm raised over $500K in funding from investors. Its total investment reached one million dollar. The company, founded by Michael Acton Smith and Alex Tew, raised $578.000 from Jason Calacanis’s Launch fund and AngelList syndicate, Matt Mullenweg, and Matt Cheng among others. Since its arrival on the Apple Store in… Read More

Apple WWDC : a first day full of big announcements

This Monday opened the 2018 edition of Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, bringing its share of innovations, planned for the year to come. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, presented the subsequent updates of the Apple software. Starting with the iOS 12, the much-anticipated new version of the iPhones, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV operating system…. Read More

Spotify presents new features and a brand new free tier on mobile

Assisted playlisting, low-data mode, on-demand music… Spotify just updated its mobile app for its free users. Gustav Söderström, Chief R&D Officer at Spotify, just announced a series of new features for its mobile application during a dedicated event taking place today in New York. Spotify launched its free tier on mobile in 2014. It was… Read More