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Tech titans provide lessons in data personalization

“Personalize or perish” may be the mantra for financial services companies looking to remain relevant in this era of data generation and interpretation, Dr. Louise Beaumont suggests. Dr. Beaumont is a strategic advisor at digital transformation agency SapientRazorfish and co-chair of the ...

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New media initiative files for IPO under Regulation A+

In the rapidly evolving world of media concepts, leveraging social networks brings a unique value proposition. Unique enough to file for an IPO and list on Nasdaq, the NewsBeat Social team believes. NewsBeat Social is a video-first news agency delivering one-minute ...

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Banks slowly getting on social media train

Most of us are well integrated with many social media platforms. Businesses know this, and in the search to attract and maintain customers the wise ones have an active presence on social media. They quickly learn fostering a social media ...

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The Daily Dig for Saturday, Oct. 11

Facebook mulling P2P partnerships with Prosper, Lending Club? Facebook is looking to integrate loans into its site, and is talking to Prosper and Lending Club about how, writes Tom Dotan. 4.2 million Pakistanis have mobile wallets 71.1 million branchless banking ...

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How crowdfunding will change the world

This is the copy of a speech I delivered at a crowdfunding conference in Austin. It’s similar to the content in the series I did a few months ago. I also did some slides with it, you can download them ...

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Dude, where’s the taxes?

Facebook and defense contractor General Dynamics pay whopping effective tax rates, while many big banks have a negative tax burden. With many international tax rates substantially lower than Uncle Sam’s, is it any wonder why so much cash is kept ...

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Facebook S&L? Not quite

Facebook will soon receive regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to serve as an “electronic money institution” to at least Europe and maybe other parts of the world too. Why is Facebook entering into this sector?  Leo Mirani ...

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