Can Amazon Take Customer Loyalty to the Bank?

The battle for US retail banking customers is intensifying as technology firms expand in payments and Amazon is expected to partner with a bank to offer a cobranded, mobile-friendly, checking-account-like product initially targeted to young adults, according to news reports. Artikel lesen

Google Glass Is Back–Now With Artificial Intelligence

Google Glass lives—and it’s getting smarter. On Tuesday, Israeli software company Plataine demonstrated a new app for the face-mounted gadget. Aimed at manufacturing workers, it understands spoken language and offers verbal responses. Think of an Amazon Alexa for the factory floor. Artikel lesen

Wenn Amazon das Wohnzimmer zur Bank macht

Mit eigenen Bezahlsystemen stoßen die großen Konzerne wie Amazon, Google oder Apple immer weiter ins Geldgeschäft vor. Machen die Tech-Giganten die klassischen Banken und Sparkassen irgendwann überflüssig? Wenig Zeit? Am Textende gibt’s eine Zusammenfassung. Artikel lesen

2018 Internet Trends Report

Kleiner Perkins partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses. The firm has helped build and accelerate growth at pioneering companies like AppDynamics, Google, Amazon, Flexus Biosciences, Nest, Waze, Twitter, and Square. Artikel lesen

Amazon is moving into blockchain with a new partnership

Amazon’s cloud computing arm is looking to make it easier for customers to use blockchain with a new partnership announced Tuesday. The cloud computing giant will team with a new start-up launching Tuesday called Kaleido, which was born out of leading blockchain incubator known as Consensys. Artikel lesen

Banking’s Amazon Moment

Why is Amazon doing this, and what is likely to come next? Will Amazon succeed, and how concerned should banks and other financial services firms be? What should they do about it? Why Amazon would bother The checking and debit account components of a banking relationship are notoriously unprofita Artikel lesen

Amazon Poised to Launch Robo Advisor

Advisors look out. The big bang moment in wealth management might be about to happen. That moment might be when Amazon launches its own robo advisor, taking the concept to the masses in a way that has not been done before. Artikel lesen

Next Up for Amazon: Checking Accounts Inc. is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. about building a checking-account-like product the online retailer could offer its customers, according to people familiar with the matter. Artikel lesen